Vidi vs AEK Athens
2018-19 Champions League Qualification Play-off
Date: Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Arena (Budapest).
This is the farthest Videoton has reached in the Champions League qualifiers and their final hurdle for the group stage ticket is Greek side AEK Athens looking to return to the competition for a first time in 11 years.
Vidi had some solid oppositions in the past two rounds and they won those ties on the back of disciplined performances. Their last round opponent was Swedish champions Malmo (1-1 aggregate on away goal) and the previous the Bulgarian giants Ludogorets who have a number of group stage appearance in their bag.
Meantime, AEK started their journey to Europe in the previous round and first up was the Scottish giants Celtic. Despite having no competitive match coming into that tie, the Greeks bagged a 1-1 stalemate in Scotland which was finished with a 2-1 win back home.
Vidi vs AEK Athens Head-to-head
The teams will be meeting for the first time in a European competition.
This is also Vidi FC’s first competitive game against a club from Greece.
Meantime, AEK had met clubs from Hungary on 10 previous occasions and hold a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses.
All 5 wins came at their home turf from as many games, which leave them searching for the first win in Hungarian soil.
Vidi vs AEK Athens Prediction
It will be a safety first approach from both managers since each side’s playing philosophy is in accordance with that plan.
Also, Vidi FC’s 5 of 6 Champions League games this season saw under 2.5 goals, whereas AEK restricted a team with lethal attacking power like Celtic to 2 goals over the two legs.
This makes me to pick the under 2.5 goals as the primary bet for this match.
Whilst I doubt either side’s character to go and risk for a winner, the 1-1 correct score looks like a decent alternate.
Vidi vs AEK Athens Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 5/11 (1.45)
Ft Draw at 21/10 (3.10).
Correct FT Score 1-1 @ 11/2 (6.50).