AEK Larnaca vs Ludogorets
Europe-UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: AEK Arena (Larnaca).
Coach Andoni Traola was given the reigns of the team from Cyprus this season. His team is 4rth in the Cypriot first division and they qualified to Europa by play-offs.
The Green-yellow had to wait 6 years since 2012 to get into group stage of the UEL. In 2012 they finished last in their group.
They lost their group opener 1-0 against FC Zurich at home. Daniel Mojsov handled the ball inside the box and the resulting penalty was buried in the right corner by Kololli of Zurich. Apart from that mistake they had a good game but goals do win matches.
After that they met Leverkusen in Round 2 away from home. In the 25th minute Ivan Trickovski got them in front but the Leverkusen attack was yet to come. The Germans levelled the score before halftime and scored 3 in the second half to win the match 4-2 in the end.
The Bulgarian side are the reigning champs in their domestic league. They have recent experience in the UCL, with Milan defeating them in last season.
The team coached by Antoni Zdravkov had a disastrous start to this UEL season. They lost the opener against Leverkusen at home followed by another away defeat to FC Zurich. They will have to win this match as much as their hosts to qualify to the next round.
AEK Larnaca vs Ludogorets: Head-to-head (h2h)
No h2h matches played between them yet.
The hosts have 6 wins and 2 defeats in last 10 games. At home they have won 4 and lost 1 in last 5.
The Bulgarian champions have 8 wins and 2 defeats in previous 10 competitive fixtures. Away from home they have won 3 and lost 1 out of the last 5 games.
AEK Larnaca vs Ludogorets: Prediction
The away side has a slight advantage over the side from Cyprus in terms of the goals scored. Keseru’s will rattle the home defense like he did in all of Ludogorets’ previous matches.
Larnaca will be looking for a draw considering their opponents. Maybe the experience of playing in UCL will help Zdravkov’s team to go past the Green-Yellows.
AEK Larnaca vs Ludogorets: Betting Tips
Away win @ 1.83 (5/6).
BTTS @ 1.87 (7/8).