MOL Vidi – AEK Athens, Champions League Prediction
MOL Vidi surprised everyone, when first eliminated Ludogorets and then Malmö in the last round. Against Ludogorets they were also lucky to have played the second game vs 10 men more than 60 minutes and Malmö were eliminated, because of an away goal after two draws. The Hungarians showed brilliant defensive tactics and attack effectiveness. They are now without loss in 13 games, but often make draws. They currently have matches in every 4 days, which is quite difficult for a team of their caliber, but for now they are successful. This is their third season which they have the opportunity to play in the Champions League and the best performance so far is this year as they have never reached the playoffs before. Compared to AEK, they are the weaker team, but they were also underdogs against the champions of Bulgaria and Sweden, which were still eliminated.
AEC, on the other hand, are also in good condition, but have also kicked out one of the big names in the last round in an impressive way. Celtic were eliminated after losing their match in Greece and now AEK have a great opportunity to join the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2007. Unlike the Hungarian championship, the Greek has not yet begun and AEK, as well as PAOK and Olympiacos, have enough time to prepare for their matches in European tournaments. AEK also has a very strong defense and rarely concede goals. This match is expected to be the most tied of all the three matches in the tournament on Wednesday.
Vidi and AEK have no matches in history. It all depends on who will make more mistakes. There will hardly be many goals if there are at all and the odds of under 2.5 are quite low. We think this will not be an open match and will be played very cautiously. Our prediction is “AEK – DNB” at 1.58. The odds are not particularly high, but money is returned if it’s a draw. The Greeks can not afford to fall once they have managed to reach this stage and have already eliminated a team like Celtic, not forgetting that AEK equalized The Bhoys in Scotland with 10 men in the first a match that only shows how great the motivation is in this team. Our alternative prediction at a slightly higher odds is “First half – draw” at 1.86
Vidi team is unlikely to make any major changes from the previous match against Malmö
Only the defender, Chygrynskiy, is injured