OFI Crete v Lamia Betting Tips: 1, 2019-02-18

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OFI CRETE v LAMIA
Super League
Monday 18th February 2019
Kickoff: 1730hrs
Pick: OFI Crete to win
Bookmaker: bet365
Odds: 2.05 (odds taken at 03:09 GMT, 18 Feb 2019)

Next, we take a look ahead of a bottom half clash between OFI Crete and Lamia as the betting tips continue in the Greek Super League at the Stadio Thódoros Vardinoyánnis in Heraklion with a precious three points up for grabs for both teams on Monday night.

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OFI Crete Prediction

OFI Crete find themselves in the bottom three of the Greek top flight and therefore occupying one of the automatic relegation spots ahead of Monday night’s clash with Lamia who are four points above them in the league table.

Although Crete are without a win from their last four league matches, having suffered defeats away at PAOK and AEK Athens, these were both on the road and against teams that are situated in the top three of the Greek Super League.

Back on home turf this Monday evening, the hosts will be grateful of more familiar surroundings as they’ve put together a five match run without defeat, or if you prefer, have lost just once in their last eight matches on home soil in the Super League.

That defeat was a 2-1 loss to 5th placed Aris, but recent wins against Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and Panaitolikos should give them the boost they need to grab all three points in this encounter and lift themselves out of the relegation mire.

 

Key-Facts – OFI Crete v Lamia

  • OFI Crete are unbeaten in their last 5 home matches in the Super League
  • OFI Crete have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 8 home matches
  • Lamia have lost 4 of their last 5 away matches

 

Lamia Prediction

Visitors Lamia sit in 12th place and hold a four point cushion over their hosts, OFI Crete, prior to Monday night’s clash which has an impact upon the relegation battle towards the foot of the Greek top flight.

Lamia have also been in reasonable form of late as the visitors have lost just once in their last five league matches which was a 2-0 defeat at home to Panaitolikos, but wins against Panathinaikos, Atromitos and Apollon Smyrnis have helped keep the visitors away from the relegation battle below them so far this season.

However, it should be noted that all three of these recent victories were recorded at their Dimotiko Athlitiko Kentro Lamias ground where they’ve won 4 of their total of 5 league wins this term, with home turf obviously their go-to place this season.

An away record of 1-3-6 5/14 underlines this fact, as the visitors have really struggled on their travels in this campaign, losing four of their last five on the road with losses at Panionios, AEK Athens, Olympiakos and Aris.

In addition, Lamia hold the third worst goalscoring record away from home in the division having failed to score in 7 of their 10 away matches to date.

Betting Tips Verdict

OFI Crete have certainly tightened things up at home in recent weeks and should have the edge over a poor travelling Lamia outfit.


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