Our match prediction:
By beating the likes of Folgore and Cliftonville AEK Larnaca set up a meeting with Spartak Moscow in the Europa League third qualifying round. The Cypriotes aim to extend their winning run to five matches in the European competition, but beating the Russian outfit in the two-legged tie is easier said than done. AEK Larnaca are a real force to be reckoned with at home and considering that they have been scoring goals for fun in the qualifiers, we predict that the hosts will score in Thursday’s football match. Spartak Moscow, on the other hand, recorded four wins in previous five warm-up games and they are likely to score in the Stadio Antonis Papadopoulos clash as well. Given that both AEK and Spartak Moscow are likely to go for a win in the first leg, there is every chance both teams will score in Thursday’s match.