AEK Athens v MOL Vidi
UEFA Champions League Play-Off 2nd Leg. Kick-Off: 8.00pm, Tuesday 28th August. Live on BT Sport ESPN
GREEK side AEK Athens are just 90 minutes away from returning to the UEFA Champions League Group Stage for the first time since 2006/07 season. The Greeks have the advantage after beating Hungarian side Vidi Fc 2-1 in Budapest Last Wednesday.
The Greeks will have passionate backing here and will fancy their chances of progressing. AEK is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters.
In the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 8 conceded against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 8 conceded.
In their last match, for the Super League, they got a home win against PAS Giannian by 2-0.With Szabolcs Huszti out for the second leg Istvan kovac will be the creative heart of Vidi. AEK came through a tough test against Celtic and up against what on paper is weaker opposition here they should be able to finish the job with no major alarms.
Ultimately the two away goals by the Greeks might be too much of a mountain to climb. Furthermore, the Olympiako Stadio Athina Spyros Louis can be a difficult ground for away teams and anything but AEK advancing would be a big surprise.
There is great value for both teams to score (BTTS) but I am sticking with AEK Athens to win.
- AEK Athens to win 8/15 (Bet 365)