Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Bayer Leverkusen have been producing fine displays in Bundesliga ever since they defeated Ludogorets in Bulgaria in their Europa League opener. Heiko Herrlich’s troops regained a much-needed confidence and it is no surprise they are considered hot favourites to win Thursday’s football game against AEK Larnaca. Bayer Leverkusen aim to get their job done in the group stages of the Europa League as soon as possible and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at AEK Larnaca at their BayArena. The Cypriotes, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Zurich in their opener and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Bayer’s party in Leverkusen. It is well known that Heiko Herrlich’s team have turned their BayArena into a real fortress and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Dominik Kohr):
Dominik Kohr is a product of Bayer Leverkusen’s youth school. The German midfielder was born in Tier on 31 January, 1994 and he made eight appearances for the Bundesliga side at senior level. He spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Augsburg, playing 34 games for the club in the German elite division and his loan was made permanent at the end of the season (18 June, 2015).
He scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg. Kohr has four caps for Germany U20 and he played for the U18 and the U19 teams in the past as well. Dominik Kohr is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder and a centre back as well.
He has a contract with Augsburg which expires on 30 June, 2019. Kohr played 26 games for Augsburg in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
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.