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Date: 30th August 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: OPAP Arena
TV: TNT Sports 2
AEK Athens to win
BTTS - No
2-0 to AEK Athens
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
AEK Athens vs Royal Antwerp: Top free betting tips
After winning the home leg of Champions League Qualifiers play-offs against AEK Athens, Royal Antwerp prepare for the away leg on Wednesday, 30 August. Yellow Blacks make an appearance at OPAP Arena after a three-match winless streak.
Match result prediction: AEK Athens to win
AEK Athens has recorded one defeat and two draws in the last three fixtures. But the Yellow Blacks have gone undefeated in their previous eight competitive fixtures at OPAP Arena, winning four of them. Royal Antwerp found three victories in the last five games in all UCL Qualifiers and Jupiler Pro League. But the Reds are undefeated in their recent four road fixtures and tasted two defeats. Hence, we back AEK Athens to find a lead in this game.
Both teams to score prediction: No
AEK Athens have claimed two clean sheets in three H2Hs against Belgian side Antwerp. The Reds have also failed to rattle the net in two of their previous four road fixtures while conceding goals in all of them. On the other hand, Athens scored in each of their last five competitive fixtures at OPAP Arena. Greek side also restricted the opposition from scoring in three games during the aforestated period. Therefore, we predict only Athens to be strong enough to find the back of the net in this game.
Correct score prediction: 2-0 to AEK Athens
AEK Athens have rattled the net more than once in four of the recent five games in OPAP Arena. Yellow Blacks have also scored multiple goals in two of the three H2Hs against Antwerp, scoring five in total. On the other hand, Antwerp’s defence has been average as they allowed six goals at the back in their last four road fixtures, conceding multiple goals in two matches. Therefore, we predict a 2-0 lead for Athens to make a comeback against Antwerp and secure their place in the Champions League.
AEK Athens vs Royal Antwerp: Form, recent games, and news
AEK Athens preview
Yellow Blacks started their Super League Greece season against Panserraikos and dropped two points with a 1-1 scoreline. Athens was trailing by 0-1 in the first minute but Mijat Gacinovic rescued Athens from defeat with an equaliser in the 78th minute. Paolo Fernandes will miss out on the second leg against Antwerp due to Achilles Tendon Rupture.
Royal Antwerp preview
Antwerp entertained AEK Athens in the first leg of UCL Qualifiers play-offs and found a narrow 1-0 lead. Vincent Janssen rattled the net for the Reds in the 16th minute while they went down to ten men after Jelle Bataille’s red card in the 50th minute. The team’s readiness has taken a hit before the second leg with four players missing the game due to injuries.
FAQs regarding AEK Athens vs Royal Antwerp
Who is the Royal Antwerp player to watch? Vincent Janssen.
What was AEK Athen's last result? 1-1 Draw with Panserraikos.
What was the last Head to Head result? 1-0 to Royal Antwerp.