Dinamo Minsk vs AEK Larnaca
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stadyen Traktar.
AEK Larnaca made a major step towards the playoffs with a clean 2-0 win over Dinamo Minsk last Thursday on the home patch.
The Belarusian side will thus have a mountain to climb in order to get back in the tie as we expect the Cypriot side to keep the advantage routinely and get only one step away from the group phase of Europa League.
The head coach Sergei Gurenko can’t be thrilled with the campaign Dinamo have been enjoying in the new season of Belarusian Premier League.
The hosts currently hold the third position in the league standings being five points away from Shakthyor at the top after 16 rounds of the competition.
The new season in the top flight of the Cypriot football will not begin before mid-August, but it does not seem to represent a problem for AEK’s players as far as their physical condition is concerned.
The visitors did not have any troubles easing past Lincoln Red Imps and Cork City in two opening rounds of Europa League mainly thanks to impressive defensive displays since the team led by Imanol Idiakez conceded no more than a single goal in five fixtures.
Dinamo Minsk vs AEK Larnaca: Head to head
Tete and Hector Hevel bagged goals for AEK seven days ago in their first ever head to head meeting with Dinamo Minsk.
The Belarusian side did not create a single serious goal scoring chance in front of their opponents’ goal and we just can’t see how the hosts could possibly bag three without conceding a single this Thursday to qualify for the next round.
Dinamo Minsk vs AEK Larnaca: Prediction
We don’t see a high-scoring affair since the visitors will likely be able to keep things tight at the back which is why a goalless draw is far from being an impossible scenario this Thursday at Stadyen Traktar.
Dinamo Minsk vs AEK Larnaca: Bet Tips
The top betting option will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 8/13.
For the more adventurous punters, the goalless draw is priced up at 13/2.