They measure their strength AEK and Olympic. The “yellow and black” welcome (21:30, Cosmotesport1, News Bulletin 247, sport-fm.gr) the “red and white” in New Philadelphia in the context of its 4th matchday Stoiximan Super Leaguewith the prize of three points, but also the prestige before their European obligations.
The association with 12th player her world, who will once again fill the OPAP Arena and the chemistry against the opponent, wants to get the first big match of the season in the border to get a big boost for the continuation and the difficult week ahead, but also to not have a 2nd consecutive loss at their “castle” (1-1 with Panserraikos on the 2nd matchday). The “yellow and black” have a difficult triple of games ahead of them, as on Thursday they face Brighton (21/9, 22:00) for the Europa League premiere, while on the following Monday they are hosted (25/9, 21:00) by Panathinaikos in Leoforo.
THE Matias Almeida he will not have at his disposal the punished Latchwhile it is unprepared Levia-Gacinovich, Pissarro was also left out. The Argentinian coach is likely to line up AEK with changes due to the demanding matches with Brighton and Panathinaikou which follows. So, as mentioned by George Tsakiris through News Bulletin 247, it would not be a surprise to see Galanopoulos or even Zini in the lineup. However, the philosophy will remain the same, wanting to see his team in aggressive moods and the eye shining against Olympiakos.
Piraeus, who are in the process of rebuilding, give the first derby with Diego Martinez at their helm, playing in a very difficult venue. Nevertheless, the goal is a 6th consecutive win, after 3/3 in the Super League and coming from the two qualifiers in the Europa League. So that they continue with the absolute, aiming to return to the top, but also to get extra psychology in view of the confrontation with Freiburg. They know, however, that even a draw would not be a bad result in a game of such high demands.
It seems difficult to make terrible changes o 42 year old technician, although the showdown with the Germans follows. Probably because it is a new team and it cannot make many changes in order to tie as soon as possible, while several of the additions are not at the desired level, while some players have minimal training with the “red and whites”. Ortega’s place in the starting line-up instead of Rodney who might stay on the bench, but the most likely scenario is for Martinez to trust Kinney, Freire, Rezzo and Rodney again. Logic says that he will go with two midfielders again, but it is possible that the young technician will strengthen his center. Normally the latest signings (Potense, Solbakken, Jovetic) are in the squad, as is Ibora. El Arabi and Alexandropoulos were left out.
THE tradition is 59-45-79 (39-37-59 in the league), while with AEK at home 32-26-29 (22-24-21 in the league).
The mission of AEK: Stankovic, Athanasiadis, Mukudi, Mohammadi, Rota, Vida, Mitoglou, Hadjisafi, Sidibe, Simanski, Jonson, Pineda, Galanopoulos, Amrabad, Van Weert, Zuber, Araujo, Ponce, Eliasson, Zini.
The mission of Olympiakos: Jovetic, Kamara, Carvalho, El Kaabi, Fortunis, Freire, Ese, Ibora, Mazouras, Doi, Ortega, Papadoudis, Paschalakis, Biel, Podense, Kini, Retsos, Rodiney, Scarpa, Solbakken, Tzolakis, Vrousai.
AEK (Matias Almeida): Stankovic – Rota, Vida, Mukudi, Hadjisafi – Szymanski, Jonson, Amrabad, Pineda – Zuber, Ponce
Olympiacos (Diego Martinez): Paschalakis – Rodinei, Retsos, Freire, Kini – Ese, M. Kamara, Biel, Fortounis – Mazouras – El Kaabi
Referee: Arthur Soares (Portugal)
Assistants: Paulo Soares, Ribeiro (Portugal)
4th: Diamantopoulos (Arkadias)
VAR: Miguel Hugo (Portugal), AVAR: Psarris (Zante)
Source: Sport Fm
I am currently a news writer for News Bulletin247 where I mostly cover sports news. I have always been interested in writing and it is something I am very passionate about. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.