AEK Athens vs Universitatea Craiova
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium of Athens “Spiros Louis” (Athens).
AEK Athens bounced back from a defeat in the Greek Cup against PAOK to post a comfortable 2-0 win over the visitors in their previous tie.
The away side were dismal in that clash and managed not more three feeble shots on target throughout the ninety minutes. The squad are also on a three-match losing streak at the moment and have admitted defeat without finding the back of the net in their last two games in a row.
Universitate Craiova will be coming into the tie this week on the back of a 2-1 defeat in their last trip on the road in the league, and are certainly sizing up to the underdogs to come out on top in this one.
AEK Athens vs Universitatea Craiova Head to head (h2h)
The 2-0 victory secured by AEK Athens is their only prior meeting with Universitatea Craiova.
AEK Athens vs Universitatea Craiova Prediction
The hosts are one of the toughest sides in Greece, and so taking them down in their backyard, will be nothing short of a herculean task. Athens have succumbed to a loss just once in their last thirteen games on home soil, and have scored nine goals in their last five alone.
The visitors have failed to keep up a winning run of form in their recent outings and have managed to come out on top on just two occasions in their previous five trips on the road. Given that Universitatea Craiova were also far from being a threat to the Greek outfit in the first leg of their tie, an easy win for Athens is definitely looming large, especially with home advantage safely under their belt.
The home team have been at their defensive best on their home turf, and have won without being breached in four of their last five games here. Considering that they also kept a clean sheet against this opponent in their last meeting, it looks more than likely that AEK Athens will be the only ones getting their names on the scoresheet on Thursday.
AEK Athens vs Universitatea Craiova Betting tips
Full-time result: AEK Athens @ 1.40 (2/3)
To win to nil @ 2.10 (11/10).