AEK Larnaca will take a 1-0 lead to the Košická futbalová arena on Thursday for the second leg of this Europa Conference League tie against the hosts Dnipro-1 at 17:45 GMT.
Dnipro-1 will have to do the job at home if they are to progress to the next round at the expense of AEK Larnaca. Although they held their own in the first leg, they will have to come back from behind to progress.
AEK Larnaca will have something to defend in the second leg. However, this poses a challenge for the team regarding their approach; do they sit back and defend or attack the match and try to win?
The team news is all brilliant for the hosts, Dnipro-1, ahead of the second leg. There are no injuries or suspensions to write home about. This will boost the manager as they bid to overturn the first-leg defeat.
AEK Larnaca will be without goalkeeper Andreas Paraskevas (ruptured cruciate ligament) and Bruno Gama (Achilles tendon surgery).
Dnipro-1 will take the initiative and seek to dominate the match playing at home, especially since they are behind.
AEK Larnaca will look to be solid at the back and compact in midfield.
A draw is the likely result, with AEK Larnaca progressing to the next round.
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