Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Rennes will be aiming to overtake Fenerbahce in top position when they take on AEK Larnaca in the last group game. Les Rouges et Noirs have already booked their spot in the Europa League knockout stages, but a win over AEK could see them secure their place in the last 16 of the competition. All Gomis, Omari, and Santamaria should miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Cypriotes, on the other hand, booked their place in the Conference League knockout stages thanks to a thrilling 3-3 draw with Dynamo Kiev, meaning that they have nothing to play for in Thursday’s clash. Since Rennes want this win more than AEK Larnaca, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Midfielde Angel Garcia is back from suspension for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Flavien Tait):
Born in Longjumeau, France on February 2, 1993, Flavien Tait is a French footballer who plays for Angers as a midfielder. Tait began his youth career at Rodez and in 2010 he moved to Chateauroux. After spending first years of his senior career at Chateauroux, the 175-cm tall footballer joined Angers in 2016 and he has been playing for les Scoistes ever since.
Flavien Tait impressed in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and it has to be noted that he scored 4 goals in 34 appearances for Angers in the process. His main position is winger, but he is often used as an attacking midfielder. Flavien Tait’s preferred foot is right and he wears No. 20 jersey at Angers.
His contract with les Scoistes should expire on June 30, 2020. It has to be noted that his market value was €4.5 million on June 4, 2018.Flavien Tait has yet to make his France debut.
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.