Sergio Sanchez will definitely play against Atromitos, and Steve Rutter is looking for his partner. Abeid and Wemmer might start the game.
Panathinaikos will play the first game without Giannis Anastasiou on the bench, where caretaker manager will be Steve Rutter. The Englishman, however, has several problems to solve for as Tavlaridis is suspended, while the Thelanter and Lagos are both out injured.
Sergio Sanchez will start at the center of defense an there is a spot left up for grabs, George Koutroubis and Kostas Triantafillopoulos. However, if Rutter selects Koutroubis, then either Carlos Zeca or Danijel Pranjic will play as a defensive midfielder.
Mehdi Abeid is likely to start, while Jens Vemmer will replace Nikos Marinakis, whose performance against AEK was poor.