The prelude for the Group A teams in the UEFA Europa League! In this group, Bayer Leverkusen, AEK Larnaka, FC Zurich and Ludogorez Razgrad meet. In this article we look at the match between Larnaka and the Swiss from Zurich. After a mixed start of the team of coach Magnin, it is not surprising that the home strong Cypriots go as favorites in the game. For AEK, the season started on Saturday. Until then, they only went through the Europa League qualifiers, so that we can only draw conclusions about the current level of performance from these games. In the match AEK Larnaka against FC Zurich, the tip on the hosts with good odds recommended. The kick-off in the AEK Arena takes place at 21:00.
Spanish coach Andoni Iraola’s team started the new season on Saturday. On the first day they had to compete with the team of Nea Salamis from Famagusta. After 90 minutes they parted peacefully with 1: 1. Frenchman Taulemesse put Larnaka in the lead after just over 20 minutes, but Onuegbu was able to equalize in the second half. Since some teams have even played three games, the table of First Division is quite wrong and so little meaningful. The last season finished AEK as Table Four.
The gap to the champion from Nicosia was in the end huge eighteen points. In the domestic AEK Arena Larnaka was a power. With 33 points and no defeat they were the best home team in the league. The home strength was also evident in qualifying for the Europa League. Four wins and two draws eliminated Dundalk FC, Sturm Graz and AS Trencin. In their own stadium, the games were clearly won. Dundalk was sent home with a 0: 4, Graz got a 0: 5-clap and also Trencin was 0: 3 chance. Best goal scorer of the Grüngelben is the Macedonian international Ivan Trickovski, who has been able to net six times in the qualifiers. If you want to place bets on the hosts in the match between AEK Larnaka and FC Zurich, you can almost double your bet with the current betting odds if you succeed.
The team of coach Ludovic Magnin started rather mixed into the new season. After six games, they are with seven wins, two draws and two defeats in seventh place in the 10 league. At the beginning there were two wins against FC Thun (2: 1) and at the grasshoppers from Zurich (2: 0). Since then, they have managed a dry spell of four league games without a win. In addition to the defeats in Bern (0: 4) and in Lugano (0: 1), there were two more points against FC Basel (1: 1) and St. Gallen (0: 0). So far, they have been able to collect eight points and are already ten points behind the leaders, the Young Boys from Bern, but only one point behind the table third. The contact to the front seats has not yet demolished for the fourth-placed last season and reigning Swiss cup winners. Last Saturday, the FCZ was able to qualify in the third division Breitenrain Bern by a 4-2 win for the last sixteen of this year’s Swiss Cup. In addition to the new signing Salim Khelifi, who came from Brunswick to FC, the coach is well known from the Bundesliga. He put together his shoes for Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart for a few years. Magnin in Cyprus will have to do without midfielder Fabian Rohner, who is likely to be out of action due to persistent dizziness until the end of the year.
PREDICTION: AEK Larnaca to win @ 1.83