AEK Athens 0-0-1, Leicester City 1-0-0
10/29/20 1:55 pm
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AEK Athens is welcoming Leicester City to Spiros Louis Olympic Stadium in round 2 in the UEFA Europa League.
After 3 games without a win, AEK has finally won a game in the Greek Super League. AEK was playing against PAS Giannina on the road, and they have won that match 0-1. AEK is in 4th place in the Super League standings with 10 points, 3 points behind Aris at the top. AEK has been the best defensive team in the Super League with only 2 conceded goals so far, but they have scored only 7 goals in 5 games. In their first Europa League game, AEK was playing on the road against Sporting Braga, and they have had 46% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. AEK has ended up losing this game 3-0. Szymanski, Garcia, and Simoes are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. There are a few good players in AEK, but not nearly enough to make a notable result in this competition. AEK ended in third place last season, and they were far away from the top. One thing has improved in AEK this season, and that is their defense, but we will see if they can stay consistent.
Leicester is playing well, and they are on a 2-game winning streak. Leicester first wins after two losses came in the Europa League against Zorya last week. Leicester has had 45% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 83% of accurate passes. Even without Vardy in the lineup, Leicester has won this match 3-0. Leicester's second win was against Arsenal in the EPL last weekend. Leicester was playing great soccer in that match on both ends, and they have won that game 0-1 with a goal in the 80th minute by Vardy. Maddison, Barnes, and Iheanacho have each scored 1 goal for Leicester in the Europa League, while Iheanacho also added 2 assists. I like Leicester’s game style, and I think they are the best team in this group, and I see them advancing to the next stage from the top spot. In the EPL, Leicester is doing really well, and they are in 4th place with 12 points. Pereira and Ndidi are the only two injured players for Leicester City, while Vardy is ready, and he is in his old goalscoring form.
AEK and Leicester have never played against each other in the past, but Leicester is the better team and in better form. Coach Rodgers has all of his best players at his disposal, and expect Leicester dominating in this game. We are getting Leicester at a nice price, but I think they will do more than just win a game here.