Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
A place in the Conference League 3rd qualifying round will be at stake as AEK Larnaca and Zhodino gear up for a thrilling second-leg clash. In a rollercoaster first-leg encounter, AEK Larnaca emerged victorious with a narrow 3-2 win, but their Belarusian counterparts, Zhodino, looked sharp in front of goal, proving they are not to be underestimated. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the reverse fixture.
The Belarusian outfit, on the other hand, fueled by their fighting spirit, will be determined to overturn the deficit and claim a spot in the next qualifying round, but beating AEK in Cyprus is easier said than done. As for the visiting team, Emmanuel Essogo is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the first leg. With both teams displaying their attacking flair in the first leg, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals.
Highlighted Team (AEK Larnaca):
AEK Larnaca are a Cypriot side that compete in the Cypriot 1. Division. AEK Larnaca were founded in July, 1994 and they have yet to win the national championship. However, they did well to win the domestic cup on two occasions (2003/2004, 2017/2018), with the team beating the likes of AEL and Apollon Limassol respectively in the title game.
The Guardians wear white shirts with a little yellow and green on it and white shorts when playing at home, while their away colours are gray and black. AEK Larnaca will compete in the Europa League in the 2018/2019 season, with the team facing the likes of Zurich, Bayer Leverkusen and Ludogorets in Group A.
The Cypriotes booked their place in the group stages of the competition by beating Trencin in the two-legged tie. AEK Larnaca welcome their rivals at AEK Arena – Georgios Karapatakis Larnaca, the stadium which can hold up to 7,400 spectators. AEK Larnaca play their home games on natural grass.