After 11 years, Ilioupoli returned to Super League 2 and their first season was successful as they showed a competitive face and didn’t get into any relegation adventures, finishing in 7th place with +12 points out of the relegation places. With Nikos Pantelis on the bench, they signed eight players, but many left the team. Their goal is again to stay in the division, but the difficulty index will be increased compared to last year.
As they rose to Super League, Levadiakos fell back to Super League 2 after a difficult season. They had a limited roster, but they fought it hard and if they had been luckier in the playoffs they could have pulled off a surprise and avoided relegation. However, owner Andreas Kolokythas was not worried, and he made strong transfer moves and created a highly competitive team in order to get back in the Super League. They added quality players like Finish defender Juha Pirinen (Volos), Sotirakos, Koiroukidis (Kifissia), Tselepidis (Apollon Smyrnis), Nikolias, Tsirigotis (AEL Larrisa), while main players Giorgos Nikas (top scorer), Kazenga LuaLua (ex Newcastle and Brighton player), first goalkeeper David Grof (ex Debrecen player), Stojanovic, Alfredo Mejia and Anthony Belmonte remaind in the team.
On the bench is experienced and successful Nikos Nioplias , while in the pre-season friendlies showed a good image. Ilioupoli is still in the adaptation phase, and needs time and reinforcement to present a competitive team.