Videoton vs AEK – UEFA Champions League :Videoton are the Hungarian champions
and therefore they earn the right of playing in this play-off round for the group stage of the Champions League.
They aren’t a team that usually plays on these qualification stages and on the Champions League they are very little experienced.
Videoton didn’t get off to a good start in the league this year, and they’ve conceded 2 draws at home where more was expected from them.
On these Champions League’s qualifiers, Videoton have already eliminated the Luxembourg’s champions Dudelange by 2-1 on aggregate.
Then came Ludogorets from Bulgaria and the Hungarians have won by 1-0 on that tie and finally, a 1-1 draw in Malmo gave them the qualification for this play-off, since they were able to hold on to a 0-0 draw at home.
It was a bit unfair for them to go through instead of Malmo, because the Swedes were better and had more goal scoring chances to advance.
The goal away from home ended up being essential for this qualification.
AEK Athens are the Greek champions, that way putting an end to Olympiakos’ dominance. This year, they intend to renew their title and they have an interesting roster.
The Greek league hasn’t started yet but this EK has made a good pre-season and they’ve already played on the last round, knocking out the Scottish champions Celtic.
1-1 draw in Scotland, on a match where they’ve played with 10-men for more than 25 minutes.
Then they’ve won at home by 2-1 on a match where they were more effective and pragmatic defending their advantage.
They are now favourites to advance and their ambition is getting another positive result away from home on this trip to Hungary.
On this team, we have two Portuguese players that have an important role on the starting line-up of this team, the defender Hélder Lopes and the midfielder André Simões.
AEK Athens has a better roster than Videoton and I believe that they might get a positive result in Hungary, either a victory or a draw.
The Greeks have done very well against Celtic that is a very interesting team and that had more competitive rhythm.
Videoton don’t have the same offensive quality and even if this match is played in Hungary, AEK is favoured to win.
The Greeks should have more ball possession in this encounter, on a match that should be split with both teams respecting each other very much.
Videoton vs AEK – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Videoton hasn’t shown a lot of arguments against Malmo, but they took advantage of some lack of inspiration from the Swedes when it came to finishing in order to advance on this Champions League’s tie.
The Greeks have also defended well and therefore I expect a positive result here for AEK.
|AEK AH +0,5||