Trencin vs AEK Larnaca
UEFA – Europa League
Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Stadion Pod Dubnom (Zilina).
Slovakian side Trencin are going to host AEK Larnaka from Cyprus in the first leg match of the playoffs in Europa League qualifiers.
The hosts are enjoying a very successful start of the season although they suffered a heavy defeat against Ruzomberok in the opening round of their domestic championship. They have been very efficient at the start of the season, however Ricardo Moniz’s side needs to tighten up their defence as they are allowing too many goals.
They’ve started the continental campaign in the first round here they managed to knock Montenegrin side Buducnost out of the competition. They were also very confident in their 5-1 aggregate win over Gornik in the next round, while Trencin provided a great surprise in the latest one after beating Feyenoord 5-1 on aggregate.
AEK Larnaca still haven’t stated their domestic battles, bit they’ve been pretty confident in their four clashes in the Europa League. They’ve started from the second round and the clash against Dundalk.
Ivan Trickovski and the lads easily skip past Irish side, while they’ve eliminated Sturm Graz in the latest round. The visitors still haven’t conceded in this competition, while they’ve been very productive, except in the first leg clash against Dundalk.
Trencin vs AEK Larnaca: Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head clash of these two sides as they didn’t have the chance to face each other earlier. This is going to be Trencin’s first clash against the club from Cyprus, and the same applies for their opponents as well
Trencin vs AEK Larnaca: Prediction
This is going to be a very interesting tie as both teams are playing very well so far in the season. The hosts might have a slight advantage as they had more serious opponents in the competition, but the tie is going to be decided in Larnaca.
This is the clash of two very productive sides and although the visitors haven’t conceded yet, they’ll have a hard task to keep their net intact. The most realistic outcome in terms of goals scored is that both sides are capable of finding the back of the oppositions’ net.
Trencin vs AEK Larnaca: Bet Tips
Trencin to win @ 5/4 (2.25)
Both teams to Score @ 7/10 (1.70).