AEK Athens vs Leicester City Prediction: UEFA Europa League Match on 29.10.2020
A Europa League game of note for followers of the English Premier League takes place on Thursday in Greece where AEK Athens welcome Leicester City for a 17:55 GMT kick-off that will be beamed across the continent live on television. The Foxes support believe their club is capable of going all the way and lifting this trophy and the players will be out to showcase their talents here.
Athens hammered by Braga
AEK Athens have grand plans of working their way through the group stages of the Europa League before making an impact in the knockout rounds, but the Greek side suffered a nightmare start. Athens were hammered 3-0 by Sporting Braga last weekend, a result which sent them tumbling to the bottom of pool G.
They were on the road for that match but now enjoy home advantage knowing they must make it count. Athens are aware of the quality their opponents possess so may view defence as the best form of attack in this game. The locals will be eager to tighten up their backline and avoid the mistakes seen in the Braga game.
Foxes sneak win over Arsenal
Leicester City opened their Europa League group campaign with a strong win over Zorya Luhansk last Thursday. It was a match the Foxes were expected to win with ease, and they had little trouble living up to expectations, but Brendan Rodgers’ side deserve credit for what was a dominant display. Anywhere near the same here should be enough to see them win again.
The visiting side were last seen in action scoring an upset win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in London on Premier League duty. Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game to earn his side all three points, bulging the net with 80 minutes on the clock to ensure Leicester kept pace with the early leaders in the race for the top four.
AEK Athens vs Leicester City prediction
Athens have a lot of improving to do if they are to get anything from this match but better is expected of them on their patch. This Leicester squad is brimming with confidence on the back of that fantastic weekend win over Arsenal and there is no reason why they can’t maintain their winning start to this competition.
Europa League odds
AEK Athens are 4.56 at 22bet with Leicester City 1.744 and the draw 3.82.
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