The AEK Arena will play host to the round-of-16 first leg clash between the hosts AEK Larnaca and the visitors Dnipro-1 on Thursday evening at 20:00 GMT.
Unbeaten in their last five outings in the Cypriot First Division, the domestic league leaders AEK Larnaca will be looking to transfer their fine domestic form o he Conference league when hey hos Dnipro-1 on Thursday.
The Ukrainian side Dnipro-1 will be looking to overcome its disrupted domestic league due to the war in Ukraine to get a positive performance and result in Cyprus.
AEK Larnaca and Dnipro-1 will go into their clash on Thursday with the full complements of their squads. This will boost both managers as they bid to pick strong sides for the clash.
Larnaca will boast match fitness and competitive readiness, given their domestic form. However, Dnipro-1 are also leaders of the Ukrainian league. This will be a feisty and evenly-contested match.
K. Piric; Angel, N. Tomovic, H. Milicevic, K. Christoforo; L. Gustavo, P. Pons; A. Guyurcso, R. Mamas, R. Rosales; V. Olatunji
M. W. Araujo da Silva; Busanello, E. Saraply, O. Svatok, V. Adamiuk; R. Babenko, V. Rubchynskyi; V. Tanchyk, O. Pikhalyonok, O. Hutsuluak; A. Dovbyk
AEK Larnaca will have a robust home support advantage over Dnipro-1 on Thursday as they bid to get a strong start to the season. The disrupted league for Dnipro-1 will negatively affect their preparedness for this clash.
AEK Larnaca are favored to win this match and take a step towards qualification.
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