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The Derby of the eternal enemies is in the limelight in our Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos predicted lineups as the two bitter rivals battle for bragging rights at the Georgios Karaiskakis Football Stadium on Sunday.
With both teams neck-and-neck in the Super League Greece title race, this game could have major repercussions on how the top of the table looks like after the weekend.
Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos Predicted Lineups and Team News
Diego Martinez’s side has had a perfect start to the Super League Greece campaign and are still unbeaten after seven games. They have only dropped points once all season long so far and have won all their home games. Olympiacos aims to continue that impressive form by blowing away their bitter rival and giving the best possible gift to their fans.
Panathinaikos are just behind their rivals in the league table and are three points away from them due to one game they lost to AEK Athens. However, they can go level on points at the top of the league table by getting a win in the Derby of the eternal enemies. To do so, the Greens will need to produce their best performance of the campaign and outwork their rivals on their own ground.
Team News: Olympiacos
Olympiacos have a few injury issues in their backline. Centre-back Nicolas Freire suffered a muscle injury right before the October international break and is likely to miss this. The same situation is expected for ful-back Doron Leidner, who sustained a nasty knee injury at the end of last season.
Diego Martinez is aware of the importance of this derby for the Olympiacos faithful and will urge his side to stick to their exciting attacking style in the Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos predicted lineups. The hosts will need to be at their ruthless best to oust their rivals and bring joy to the supporters.
Olympiacos Predicted Lineup
Alexandros Paschalakis (GK), Rodinei, Panagiotis Retsos, Andreas Ndoj, Francisco Ortega, Mady Camara, Sotiris Alexandropoulos, Daniel Podence, Giorgos Masouras, Kostas Fortounis, Ayoub El Kaabi
Team News: Panathinaikos
The Greens are going to miss quite a few important squad players for their trip to Olympiacos for this huge game. Centre-Back Hordur Magnusson has been ruled out for the majority of the campaign due to a horrible knee injury. Apart from him, defenders Erik Palmer-Brown and Juankar are also suffering from injuries. Midfielder Leandro Froku is out with a knock too.
On top of all that, Panathinaikos will also be without Portuguese midfielder Zeka after he got sent off in their 5-0 win over Atromitos before the international break. Ivan Jovanovic has to do with what he has got and needs to shape his side perfectly in the Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos predicted lineups for them to expose Olympiacos’ weaknesses and silence their faithful with a clinical display.
Panathinaikos Predicted Lineup
Alberto Brignoli (GK), Giannis Kotsiras, Bart Schenkeveld, Tin Jedvaj, Filip Mladenović, Willian Arão, Rubén Pérez, Filip Đuričić, Sebastián Palacios, Bernard, Fotis Ioannidis
Daniel Podence eager to light up first Greece Derby
After joining Olympiacos on loan from Wolves in the summer transfer window, Daniel Podence has been an excellent addition to Martinez’s side. He has taken the Greek football scene by storm, causing chaos with his brilliant movement and efficient work in the final third.
In just six appearances so far, Podence already has four goals and three assists to his name. Now, he plays in the most heated game in an Olympiacos shirt in this upcoming Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos predicted lineups clash. Podence has proven his quality in the matches so far, but this will be the ultimate test that he needs to successfully pass to become an Olympiacos hero.
The Portuguese winger will look to use his tricky movement to cause chaos in the Panathinaikos backline. He’ll look to set up big chances with his inviting crosses and also glide his way into prime goal-scoring areas, but has to be ruthless with his finishing in this one. If the loanee can light up this derby with his exciting style, then Podence is assured to have fans singing his praises for a long time.
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