Champions League AEK Athens vs Benfica
A pretty closed game is announced
Greece lights up tonight with the match between AEK Athena and Benfica Lisbon scheduled from 22:00 on the capital’s stadium. The Greek team is aware of the adversary’s difficulty, but it will do its best to not disappoint fans on the stadium, while the Portuguese are ready for the first UCL season.
AEK Athena has managed an incredible performance in the UCL group stage after an excellent performance during the preliminaries where he really had good luck in the draw because the last opponent to reach this step was the Hungarian band MOL Vidi of which the Greeks managed to pass relatively easily due to the difference in value and experience. Led by the Greek Ouzounidis, AEK Athe is ranked 3 with 12 points out of 15, the only defeat in the championship coming two weeks ago on PAOK Thessaloniki. The Greeks had nothing to do at the UCL debut when they broke with the super team in the Netherlands, Ajax, who managed to defeat it with a 0-3 sec that should wake up from the eagle’s pride and make a mirror tonight.
AEK Athena probable team: Barkas – Hult, Lampropoulos, Oikonomou, Cosic – Simoes, Galanapoulos – Mantalos, Klonaridis, Bakakis – Ponce
Benfica seems to have recovered from last season, showing some better in this start that they have very good in the championship and the European Cups respectively where he managed to qualify after two preliminary rounds. Rui Vitoria’s squad removed the Turkish team Fenerbache and the Greeks from PAOK Thessaloniki, respectively, after four matches in which he fully felt the experience at the European level of the team that managed to manage the key elements of the games, one thing to be taken into account in this phase of the groups. Even if he lost the first duel to the Bayern Germans, score 0-2, this game could be a breakout for the Portuguese who should not suffer the shock of defeat and check yet another failure, unlikely if their attitude will be the right one. Even if he lost 2 valuable points in the last round in front of Chaves, Benfica has to make an excellent match to climb the league.
Benfica team probable: Vlachodimos – Almeida, Dias, Conti, Grimaldo – Pizzi, Fejsa, Fernandes – Salvio, Seferovic, Cervi
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The two bands, though having relatively close odds, the experience and value of the legendary team in Portugal, Benfica, will tell their presence tonight, because with such elements it can always make an excellent result. I will still bet on a rather aggressive game, with many interruptions, and of course goals and goals.
Prediction Today: Under 5.5 yellow cards
Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals