AEK Athens vs Austria Vienna: Preview and Predictions

AEK Athens vs Austria Vienna
UEFA Europa League
Date: 28th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis.

AEK Athens are flying high after a huge 3-2 victory over Olympiakos Piraeus in the fifth round of the new Super League season last weekend.

The spirits are sky-high at Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis where we can certainly expect a phenomenal atmosphere on Thursday evening when the Greeks host Austria Vienna in the second round of Europa League’s group phase.

AEK Athens

The Spanish manager Manolo Jimenez can be thrilled with the job he has been doing with AEK who hold the very top of the standings with four wins and a draw in five opening fixtures in the domestic league.

Additionally, the Greek are off to a positive start in Europa League thanks to goals from Petros Mandalos and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (1-2 away win at Rijeka).

The mentioned duo was also on target in the mentioned weekend’s success against Olympiakos (Christodoulopoulos notched a brace), while Sergio Araujo and Marko Livaja also contributed with assists.

Austria Vienna

Thorsten Fink’s side successfully recovered from the catastrophic 1-5 defeat to Milan by netting five goals past St. Polten just three days later.

The visitors will thus enter the game in high spirits as they kept the defending champions Salzburg to a goalless draw in the weekend’s Bundesliga derby at Red Bull Arena.

AEK Athens vs Austria Vienna: Head to head

This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.

AEK Athens vs Austria Vienna: Prediction

Manolo Jimenez is well aware of the opportunity his team has to make a major step towards the knockout stage and there are no doubts the Spanish manager will know how to take advantage of the momentum here.

We see the home win as a banker bet at the odds of 8/15, while a must-take pick is Christodoulopoulos to score anytime at the sky-high 4/1 odds.

AEK Athens vs Austria Vienna: Bets

The first bet is AEK Athens to win the match at the odds of 8/15 @ 888 Sport.

The second pick is Lazaros Christodoulopoulos to score anytime at 4/1 @ 888 Sport.