Our prediction for this Champions League match:
AEK Athens will be looking to seal their place in the Champions League group stages when they host Vidi of Hungaria at their Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis. The Greek champions defeated Vidi 2-1 in the first leg in Budapest and, as a result, they are brimming with confidence ahead of Wednesday’s football match. Despite the fact that winger Bakasetas misses the return leg through suspension, we believe that the hosts are going to record yet another win over Marko Nikolic’s men. Vidi have been producing thrilling displays in the Champions League qualifiers, but we do not believe that they are capable of claiming yet another major scalp. The visitors will be experienced midfielder Huszti in the return leg as he was sent-off in the 2-1 loss to AEK a week ago, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Team (AEK Athens):
Established in 1924, AEK Athens are one of a number of Greek clubs based in Athens. The Enosis (Union) are well known for their passionate fans and Original 21 are considered the club’s main supporters’ group. AEK Athens play their home games in black shirts with yellow stripes and black shorts, while they often wear gray jerseys and yellow shorts when facing their rivals on the road.
Olympic Stadium in Athens is the club’s home ground and the venue can hold up to 69.618 people. AEK share rivalries with fellow capital clubs Panathinaikos and Olympiakos and the rivalry with Olympiakos was inflamed in 1996, when AEK former ace and then-coach joined the Thrylos. AEK have 12 Greek Super League trophies, but it has to be noted that they clinched their last domestic title back in 1994.
Speaking of the Greek Cup, the Enosis won their 15th trophy in the competition in 2016, with the team beating Olympiakos in the title game. In the 1966/1967 season AEK made it to the UEFA Cup semis, but Italian giants Juventus proved to be a big catch for the Greek side.