AEK Larnaca vs Petrocub
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: AEK Arena (Larnaca).
If not for Nicosia, Larnaca would have had the crown in Cyprus. Such is their level of performances, and consistency, that they have lost just two matches in the whole of 2019 so far. It also deserves mentioning that both these losses came on the road, meaning, the last time they lost at home was in 2018.
The defense of the squad has been a major factor in their consistency. In 2018-19, the backline even outperformed toppers Apoel Nicosia and conceded just 23 goals from their 32 fixtures in the league.
Opponents Petrocub have their confidence sky-high after their great performances the last several match-days. They have regularly taken part in high-scoring games with them keeping clean sheets. In fact, the combined scoreline for their last three games is 11-0.
While the quality of their opposition will come into question once they line up against Larnaca, the form of the offense cannot be just discarded.
Also, on the road, they have faced some difficulties in keeping their standard at par with their home fixtures.
Anyhow, for sure, we’re about to witness a fiercely competitive game.
AEK Larnaca vs Petrocub Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have not met yet.
AEK Larnaca vs Petrocub Prediction
Larnaca was unbeaten in 24 of their last 26 games and registered two or more goals in seven of their last eleven fixtures. They have been on fire in 2019, with them losing just twice through this year. At home, they have been even more impressive and has avoided a loss in their last 14 such attempts.
In addition, they had a five-match winning run through this stretch and found the back of the net in their last 12 on the trot. They also scored twice or more in eight of these 12.
Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in seven of their last twelve ties on the road and had a three-game losing run in the while. Also, as a general trend, they have failed to maintain their form at home, in away ties.
With these in consideration, a Double Chance for the hosts come out as the top pick.
But do understand that the guests have to their name an 11-0 combined scoreline from their last three games, and was unbeaten in 12 of their last 14. The only thing holding them back is the away handicap, and while it may affect the result, the chances of the in-form offense being shut out are very less.
AEK Larnaca vs Petrocub Betting Tips
- Both Teams to Score @ 2.00.