Dundalk vs AEK Larnaca
Europa League 2nd Round Qualifying
Date: Thursday 26th July 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk).
One of the most famous sides in Irish football Dundalk will play AEK Larnaca for a place in the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League.
Even though there will be a great atmosphere at Oriel Park in Ireland the betting for this game is actually wide open. The bookmakers can’t really split these teams and Dundalk are just shading it as favourites simply because they are the home team. They can be backed at good value too at around 2.50.
There is still a long way to go for Dundalk but it would be historic for the club who sometimes have dominated Irish football to finally get to the Europa League proper. They have a good team, their best in a few years and they will give everything to win this 1st leg but also try and keep the visitors at bay as not to concede an away goal.
AEK Larnaca are from Cyprus so already we have to factor in the travelling distance for this game. Only six years ago they did indeed qualify for the Europa League proper so cannot be underestimated at any costs.
Dundalk vs AEK Larnaca: Head to Head
There has been no previous head to head matches between the two sides.
Dundalk vs AEK Larnaca: Prediction
We are going to back the home team because they look fresh this season in the Irish league with a new purpose. There isn’t much difference in quality between the two sides but the home ground should be rocking when this game takes place.
Dundalk has come a long way, they look positive and really want to play for this coach, home win for the first leg.
Dundalk vs AEK Larnaca: Bet Tips
Dundalk to beat AEK at 2.50