PAOK and Atromitos meet at Stadio Toumbas, in a match for the 2nd round of Super League 1. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 4, tied 1 and they lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 23‑12‑2019, for Super League 1, PAOK won by (5‑1). The goals of the match were scored by K. Świderski (53 ‘), Vieirinha (13’), J. Mišić (82 ‘) and S. Ingason (41’ and 34 ‘), for PAOK, and R. Ugrai (56’) , for the Atromitos. Atromitos present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team comes to this 2nd round after the (1‑0) victory in the first league match, against Larissa. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 8 suffered; against 10 victories, 2 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 26 goals scored and 11 suffered. The team comes to this match after a (2‑1) home win against Benfica. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, PAOK won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. The defense has been strong and only conceded goals in 2 of the last 10 matches.
PAOK come to this highly motivated clash after a 2-1 win over Benfica in the Champions League. Going back to playing for the national competition, it shouldn’t be the same team that played the last game, considering they will have Champions League games again next. However, against a technically inferior team, you should have no difficulty in achieving a favorable result.
The away team comes to this 2 nd round, after the defeat in its debut in the league, against Volos NFC, by (0‑2) This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games registers 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as away; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away matches, Atromitos has registered 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses.
Atromitos began the competition with a 2-0 loss to Volos NFC at home. Thus, he knows the need to recover lost points and begin to score points in the national league. One of the strengths that the team has presented has been its offensive system, since in the last seven games played it scored eight goals, suffering seven.