PAOK – Panionios: Facts & Figures
Here are some interesting stats, background data and head-to-head info regarding the encounters between PAOK and Panionios, a few hours before the two sides meet in Toumba for matchday 27 of Super League Souroti.
# PAOK sit on a 12-match winning streak at home over Panionios. The blue-and-reds last managed to avoid defeat in Toumba Stadium on 3 December 2006, when they edged out a 1-1 draw. This is the longest winning run of the “Double-Headed Eagle” over the Nea Smyrni outfit, after the one of 11 consecutive victories recorded from 18 January 1987 until 2 October 2002.
# PAOK boast a 5-match undefeated run at home and away against Panionios. In the last decade, the two sides have met 27 times (all competitions included) at both grounds. PAOK have recorded 17 victories, Panionios celebrated 4 wins (all in Nea Smyrni for the league) and 6 matches ended undecided.
# The two sides have met 58 times in Toumba Stadium, with PAOK prevailing in 45 encounters. Panionios won 4 matches, while 9 matches ended undecided.
# Panionios have celebrated 4 victories over PAOK in Thessaloniki, but three of them were recorded from 1959 to 1968, the first decade since the establishment of the top flight league in Greece. Back then, the Nea Smyrni outfit was giving PAOK a hard time and were undefeated in their first 5 encounters in Thessaloniki. Panionios’s total of 9 draws and 4 victories away is largely due to their strong team back then.
# Giorgos Koudas has scored 10 goals against Panionios (both home and away) and is the leading scorer in the encounters between the two sides. Stefanos Athanasiadis sits second on that list, with 8 goals to his name. Giorgos Kostikos and Dimitris Salpingidis trail with 6 goals each, while Neto Guerino and Christos Dimopoulos netted 5 times each.