AEK Athens Face Ajax in a crucial Europa League Group B match on Thursday. AEK Athens are top of the group after their impressive 3-2 win at Brighton & Hove Albion on matchday one, while Ajax are second after drawing 3-3 with Marseille.
AEK Athens will be looking to build on their good start to the Europa League campaign and take another step towards securing a place in the knockout stages. Ajax will be looking to bounce back from their draw with Marseille and get their Europa League campaign back on track.
Players to Watch
Nordin Amrabat is one of AEK Athens’ key players. He was released from Ajax’s academy at 13, so he will be looking to prove a point against his former club.
Josip Šutalo is a new signing for Ajax and he has made a good start to his career at the club. He scored his last goal for former club Dinamo Zagreb against AEK Athens in the second leg of this season’s Champions League third qualifying round.
AEK Athens have won just two of their previous 13 home European matches (D3, L8). This suggests that Ajax will have a good chance of winning if they can start the game well.
This is a tough match to predict, as both teams are in good form. However, Ajax have a better record against AEK Athens, and they will be looking to extend that record on Thursday. I predict a narrow 2-1 victory for Ajax. Read our previous post here.