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Brighton & Hove Albion vs AEK Athens betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides a preview, odds and recommended bets for the Europa League meeting between Brighton & Hove Albion and AEK Athens on September 21st, 2023

Brighton & Hove Albion vs AEK Athens odds and betting statistics

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs AEK Athens betting tips

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs AEK Athens match preview

One of two opening day fixtures in Europa League Group B is set to play out at the Amex Stadium on Thursday, September 21st.

The matchup in question will see Brighton & Hove Albion act as hosts, in a meeting with AEK Athens.

Beginning with the former, Brighton will head into proceedings having enjoyed an altogether productive opening to the campaign.

Roberto De Zerbi’s troops have of course continued to prove themselves one of the surprise packages in the Premier League, challenging the established ‘big-six’ order.

As things stand, the Seagulls sit 5th in the table, with four wins from five, and an impressive +8 goal difference.

Their latest victory came this past weekend, when a trip to Old Trafford saw goals on the part of all of Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro guide De Zerbi and co. to a head-turning 3-1 result.

Also safe to say, in turn, is that upcoming opponents AEK Athens will have their work cut out for them on Thursday.

The Greek giants have endured a more hit-and-miss season to date, sitting 6th in the Super League standings.

This comes owing to a record of one win and two draws, the most recent of which was forthcoming in credible fashion at the weekend.

A home meeting with table-topping Olympiacos saw the capital club battle their way to a 1-1 draw, courtesy of Ezequiel Ponce’s first-half opener.

On the continent, meanwhile, AEK saw their hopes of a spot in the Champions League for the season ahead dashed at the final hurdle, at the hands of Royal Antwerp.

So, all of this taken into consideration, how do we at 101 envision Thursday’s action playing out on England’s south coast?

Though AEK should prove no pushovers, we are backing the quality boasted by hosts Brighton, when all is said and done, to prove decisive en route to a Seagulls victory.

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