Panathinaikos lost the first leg on the road by a two-goal margin, and now they will have to figure out a way to overcome this deficit in front of their home crowd. Their counterparts Slavia Prague will only be eager to take advantage of the pressure their counterparts are under this game week.
They were the toppers of the prestigious Czech Republic top flight the last regular season and all along they had displayed impressive form. They had found the back of the net in plenty and had even done so in away fixtures.
This Thursday they could concentrate more on their defense and will try to hit back on the counter. Chances for this strategy to work are high, sense hosts Panathinaikos will have to find the back of the net at least twice in 90 minutes, and therefore they will have to adapt an attack-first strategy.
This, in all probability, will leave spaces at the back, and in addition their defense has been weak in recent games as well.
By the looks of things, expect a victory for Slavia this Thursday.
Panathinaikos vs Slavia Prague Head-to-head (h2h)
- First leg had finished in a 2-0 win for Prague at their home.
- It has been more than 2 decades since they have lost against this opponent.
- Only once have Panathinaikos failed to find the back of the net against this rival, and it was in the first leg of this tie.
- The latest clash at this ground had finished in a 1-0 win for the hosts.
Panathinaikos vs Slavia Prague Prediction & Analysis
Panathinaikos were windless in 5 of their past 8 overall fixtures, and they had failed to find the back of the net in 3 of their last 4 games as well.
On the other hand, Slavia Prague had won 6 of their last 8 overall matches, and they had managed to score a total of 27 goals from these 8 fixtures as well.
Moreover, they have lost a total of just 4 times away from home in the past 10 months. And in the process, they had gone on a 3-game winning streak as well as another 2-fixture winning stretch.
Taking into account these observations, as well as the result of the first leg, expect a victory for Slavia this Thursday.
Tips for Panathinaikos vs Slavia Prague
Slavia Prague to Win @ 2.90
Correct Score: 2-1 Slavia Prague @ 12.00.
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