Austria Vienna vs AEK – Europa League: In one of this Thursday’s matches of the Europa League’s group stage 6th round
The local side Austria Vienna, managed by Thorsten Fink, and the visiting side AEK Athens, managed by Manolo Jimenez, will meet in Wien, at the Ernst Happel stadium,
with the hosts having 4 points and sitting in last place of the group while the visitors have 7 points and sit in 2nd place of this group D.
On their previous encounter, the Greek side and the Austrian team have tied 2-2 in Athens.
The Austrian team comes into this encounter already without any chance to qualify for the next stage of the Europa League, only being able to dream about finishing in 3rd place of this group, which in a certain way would be a lesser evil.
The team has the worst defensive record of this group and one of the worst of the competition, having conceded goals in every match and getting battered in two occasions by AC Milan;
in terms of results, they are coming off a negative streak, only winning 1 of their last 5 matches.
As for the Greeks, they come into this match practically qualified for the next stage, only needing a draw against the Austrians, since they still have a considerable advantage over the team they will face in this encounter.
In any way, and since a loss would knock them out of the competition, the team needs to fight for its life and, at least, ensure a similar result to the one they got on the last Europa League round,
continuing the momentum of good results they have been obtaining on their last matches (they haven’t lost since mid-October and have a good defensive record in this period).
Austria Vienna vs AEK – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a match where there is a lot on the line, especially for the Austrians, I believe that the home side will play the game for the game and really try hard to be able to reach the opposing goal consecutively, trying to get closer to achieve qualification, that is still possible.
This way, I believe on a match with some goals, much like it happened on the 5th round.
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