Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Against all odds, Serbian colony from Vidi booked their place in the Champions League final qualifying round. The Hungarian side set up a meeting with AEK Athens by beating the likes of F91 Dudelange, Ludogorets and Malmo, but they face an uphill task in the two-legged tie against the Greek outfit. Serbian tactician Marko Nikolic is doing a great job with Vidi and there is every chance the hosts will rely on their rock-solid defence in Wednesday’s football match. AEK proved their worth in the double-header against Scottish champions Celtic and, as a result, they are now on the verge of booking their place in the Champions League group stages. Anyhow, seeing that Groupama Arena in Budapest will host the first leg, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Danko Lazovic missed a penalty in the goalless draw with Malmo, but he is likely to lead the line for the hosts against the Greek side.
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.