A crucial game between two sides fighting for survival in the Greek Super League will kickoff this weekend’s action when Xanthi entertain Atromitos in Thrace.

The two sides are equal with 17 points each and sit 13th and 14th respectively, with Xanthi having the slight edge.

Both sides will be desperate to pick up points in the opening game of Round 18, which kicks off 15:00.

Last week, Xanthi were defeated 2-1 by AEK in Athens, while Atromitos drew 0-0 with Platanias.

Also on Saturday, second last Panthraikos, take on 12th placed Panetolikos, another very important game in the fight to avoid relegation, with both sides struggling this season.

The final game of the day, to be played at 19:30, will see Levadiakos host Iraklis. Levadiakos are currently seventh on 22 points, one point and two places ahead of Iraklis.

On Sunday, PAS Giannena host second placed AEK Athens, PAOK take on Veria in Thessaloniki, Asteras Tripolis entertain Kalloni and fourth placed Panathinaikos take on Panionios who are currently fifth.

On Monday, Platanias will go up against the high flying Olympiakos Piraeus in Crete.

The Greek Super League leaders set a club record 17 successive league wins by beating Levadiakos 3-1 at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium last Sunday.

The home side scored through Ideye Brown, Felipe Pardo, and Alejandro Dominquez, breaking the record and putting the Piraeus team on track for another championship.

Olympiakos have won the last five Greek titles, and astonishingly 17 of the last 19 — with bitter rivals Panathinaikos the only other side to have won the league since 1994-95.

“I’m extremely happy, I cannot hide it,” said Portuguese coach Marco Silva.

“We’ve achieved yet another victory; a historic one for this team, and the best thing was the way we did it, by playing some great football — the kind which the fans deserve and makes them enjoy coming here to watch their team.”