Our football match prediction:
AEK Athens kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 2-1 win at Rijeka and they will be looking to build on the victory when they welcome Austria Wien at their Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis. The Enosis have been in a fine form at the start of the season and it is no surprise they are considered favourites to win Thursday’s football game. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Marko Livaja, who is eager to open his goal-scoring account in the Europa League. Austria Wien experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 home defeat to Milan and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting the Greek Side in Athens. AEK rolled over Club Brugge in their previous home game in the Europa League and, taking everything into account, the Violets are going to return to Wien empty-handed.
Highligted Player (Sergio Araujo):
Sergio Araujo was born in Buenos Aires on 28 January, 1992 and, as expected, he started playing for his home-town club Boca Juniors. He made just 19 appearances for Boca in the league and he played for the likes of Barcelona B, Tigre and Las Palmas on loan in the past as well. The Argentine attacker scored 25 goals in 43 appearances for los Amarillos in the 2014/2015 Segunda Division campaign and despite the fact that he was linked with a move to Celtic and Real Sociedad, the club owners managed to sign a permanent deal with the former Boca Juniors footballer. Araujo has three caps for Argentina U23 team and he represented la Albiceleste at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup. It has to be noted that he scored the winner for Argentina in the opening match of the tournament against Honduras. Araujo scored six goals in eight appearances for the Argentina U17 team. The pacey attacker has a contract with Las Palmas which expires on 30 June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Austria Vienna):
Austria Wien are an Austrian football club that was founded in March, 1911. Thirteen years later the Violets won their first Austrian Bundesliga title, finishing the season four points clear of fellow capital club First Vienna. Speaking of the club’s recent trophies, Austria Wien clinched their 24th domestic title in 2013, while lifting their 27th Austrian Cup trophy in 2009. The club’s bitterest rivals are Rapid Wien and the teams face each other in the Wien derby. Austria Wien are regarded as a middle-class club, while Rapid’s supporters mostly come from the city’s working class. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Violets participated in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1978, losing to Anderlecht in the title game. Austria Wien welcome their rivals at Franz Horr Stadium, the venue that has been the home ground of the club since 1973. The stadium’s current capacity is 13 400. The club’s colours are violet and white, but they often play their away games in red kits.