AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds
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AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting tips

This article covers AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

AEK Athens vs Leicester City Match details

Match: AEK Athens vs Leicester City

Competition: UEFA Europa League

Date: October 29, 2020

Kick-off time: 5:55 pm, October 29, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Athens Olympic Stadium

Betting prediction: AEK Athens 1-3 Leicester City

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AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

AEK Athens vs Leicester City: What are the betting odds?

AEK Athens vs Leicester City – recent form and head to head statistics

AEK Athens vs Leicester City FC form
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Aris Thessaloniki vs AEK Athens - 0:1
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Lamia 1964 vs AEK Athens - 0:1
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AEK Athens vs Panaitolikos - 1:0
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Olympiacos Piraeus vs AEK Athens - 3:0
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AEK Athens vs Volos NPS - 2:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Leicester City FC vs Southampton FC - 2:0
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Stoke City vs Leicester City FC - 0:4
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Newcastle United FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:2
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Crystal Palace FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:1
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Leicester City FC vs Manchester United FC - 2:2
Last 5 games for AEK Athens
January 14, 2021 Super League 1 20/21 Aris Thessaloniki 0 - 1 AEK Athens
January 11, 2021 Super League 1 20/21 Lamia 1964 0 - 1 AEK Athens
January 6, 2021 Super League 1 20/21 AEK Athens 1 - 0 Panaitolikos
January 3, 2021 Super League 1 20/21 Olympiacos Piraeus 3 - 0 AEK Athens
December 21, 2020 Super League 1 20/21 AEK Athens 2 - 2 Volos NPS
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 0 Southampton FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Stoke City 0 - 4 Leicester City FC
January 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 1 Leicester City FC
December 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 2 Manchester United FC
AEK Athens vs Leicester City FC UEFA Europa League 20/21 form
AEK Athens Leicester City FC
8 Matches played 6
3 Matches won 4
51 Goal attempts 84
18 Shots on goal 33
26 Shots off goal 33
24 Corner kicks 37
33% Average ball possession 51%
7 Shots blocked 18
18 Cards given 10
87 Free kicks 83
14 Offsides 9
2 Shots on post 1
7 Goals by foot 14
10 Goals scored 14
16 Goals conceded 5
0 Shots on bar 1
AEK Athens vs Leicester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
AEK Athens Leicester City FC
2 Matches 2
1 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 1
1 Total Goals 4
0.5 Average Goals Scored 2
0 Wins 2
2 Losses 0
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between AEK Athens and Leicester City FC
December 10, 2020 UEFA Europa League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 0 AEK Athens
October 29, 2020 UEFA Europa League 20/21 AEK Athens 1 - 2 Leicester City FC

AEK Athens vs Leicester City: Recommended bets

Leicester to win and over 2.5 goals is 7/4.

Jamie Vardy, who’s scored six times already this season, is 12/5 to open the scoring and 5/6 to net anytime.

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AEK Athens vs Leicester City FC: Match preview

AEK Athens fans

ATHENS, GREECE – APRIL 30: Athens FC fans during the 2011 Greek Cup Final between Atromitos Athens and AEK Athens at the Olympic Stadium on April 30, 2011 in Athens, Greece. AEK Athens won the match 3-0. (Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

Can AEK Athens bounce back in Group G?

On matchday one, the Greek side were easily beaten 3-0 at Estádio Municipal de Braga.

Massimo Carrera’s side did so well to even reach the group stages this season, beating Swiss side St. Gallen and then German club Wolfsburg in the qualifiers.

Thus, they will not want to be eliminated without a fight.

However, that defeat in Northern Portugal last Thursday now means AEK are winless in their last 14 European matches, excluding qualifiers, and have lost seven in a row.

This is their 11th appearance in a UEFA group stages since 2003 but, only in 2006, 2007 and 2017 have they reached the knockout phase.

This could be viewed as a must-win if they’re to get there this time.

AEK did at least get back to winning ways in the Greek Super League on Sunday.

Karim Ansarifard’s early penalty enough to beat PAS Giannina 1-0 at Zosimades Stadium.

This means they have ten points from five matches with their only defeat thus far coming at Atromitos at the start of this month.

Will AEK get off the mark in the Europa League?

Will Leicester make it two wins out of two?

AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: James Maddison of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 14, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Leicester City, they’re travelling to the Greek capital full of confidence.

On matchday one, goals from Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Kelechi Ịheanachọ saw the Foxes easily overcome Zorya Luhansk 3-0 at home.

That was Leicester’s first UEFA Cup match since Muzzy Izzet scored in a first round defeat to Crvena zvezda in 2000.

Although, to be fair, Leicester have reached the Champions League quarter-finals since then, doing so in 2016/17.

In the Premier League, Brendan Rodgers’ side got a famous victory on Sunday night.

With just ten minutes to go, Cengiz Ünder’s cross picked out Jamie Vardy who nodded home the only goal in a victory at the Emirates.

That is Leicester’s first win away to Arsenal in any competition since 1973.

Overall, Leicester now have 12 points from six league games, despite losing back to back matches before the weekend.

Will they now make it two wins out of two in Europe at Athens Olympic Stadium?

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AEK Athens team news vs Leicester City

Europa League trophy

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – MAY 24: The UEFA Europa League trophy is seen inside the stadium prior too the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Can AEK pull off a shock?

Panagiotis Tsintotas is the number one these days after Vasilis Barkas left for Celtic in the summer.

Massimo Carrera is likely to stick with the back three he deployed in Braga for added protection.

The experienced Dmytro Chyhrynskyi hobbled off a week ago though so is a doubt.

So, Žiga Laci could come in alongside Ionuț Nedelcearu and Stratos Svarnas.

Hélder Lopes will keep his place at left wing-back with Stavros Vasilantonopoulos expected to return in place of Paulinho on the other side.

In midfield, both André Simões and Damian Szymański are injured; both big losses.

So, Nenad Krstičić will continue alongside Yevhen Shakhov, looking to support captain Petros Mantalos further forward.

In attack, Karim Ansarifard, who scored on Sunday, could continue to be partner by Nélson Oliveira.

Anel Šabanadžović, Marko Livaja, Muamer Tanković and Theodosis Macheras are the other attacking options.

Will AEK beat Leicester in Athens?

Leicester City team news vs AEK Athens

AEK Athens vs Leicester City betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

As for Leicester City, given that the games are coming thick and fast, Brendan Rodgers will continue to rotate his squad.

Kasper Schmeichel will continue in goal; the only game he’s missed so far was in the Carabao Cup.

In defence, Leicester are still without long-term absentees Çağlar Söyüncü and Ricardo Pereira.

So, Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana will continue at center-back; title-winning captain Wes Morgan, now 36, is the other option.

Another title winner, Christian Fuchs, will start at left-back with James Justin starting on the other side, allowing Timothy Castagne to get a well-earned rest.

In midfield, the injury problems don’t end as, arguably, their most influential player Wilfred Ndidi is unavailable.

Hamza Choudhury could be rotated in place of Nampalys Mendy as the deepest midfield player.

Ahead of him, James Maddison could drop out with Belgian duo Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans starting.

On the flanks, Marc Albrighton and Cengiz Ünder, who were both substitutes on Saturday, could come in with Harvey Barnes making way.

The Turkish international Ünder would be starting for the club for the first time after providing the vital assist at the weekend.

Ayoze Pérez is injured.

Jamie Vardy, the man who got on the end of that assist, hasn’t started for Leicester since 4 October and will be back on the bench at best here.

So, Kelechi Ịheanachọ, who scored against Zorya on matchday one, will lead the line again here.

Will the Foxes be too strong for AEK?

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Predicted AEK Athens line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted AEK Athens line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted AEK Athens line-up vs Leicester City.

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs AEK Athens

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs AEK Athens

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs AEK Athens.

Highlights of Braga 3-0 AEK Athens

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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