PREVIEW & TIPS FOR AC Milan vs AEK Athens FC
Milan and AEK play at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in a meeting for the Europa League (Group Stage). There is no record of official clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last confrontation was on 21-11-2006 and ended with the result: AEK (1-0) Milan.
AC Milan Team News
The home team arrives in this 3rd round of Group 1 in first place, with 6 points won, after 2 wins. In his debut he won out to Austria Vienna by (1-5). In the second round, he won at home to Rijeka by (3-2). The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with the Internazionale by (3-2). Milan won 7 and lost 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions.
In this competition, he won the last 6 games he played. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 games in this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score.
AC Milan vs AEK Athens FC Stats
Milan do not have a good phase in the Italian League, where they have been in three consecutive defeats (having played their opponents in only one of those matches) and now occupy tenth position among 20 clubs. However, his performance in the Europa League has been totally different, as he comes from two consecutive wins and leads Group D, having one of the best attacks of the entire competition, alongside Nice and Zenit. Their last clashes for the national championship and the continental tournament present some similar characteristics: in both, Milan had more possession, finalized more and showed great quality in the exchange of passes, erring very little in this question. Lately, coach Vincenzo Montella has been keeping the team in 3-5-2, with Borini standing out in the midfield.
AEK Athens FC Team News
After 1 win and 1 draw, the visiting team arrives in this third round in the 2nd position of Group D, with 4 points won. In the previous round, they drew at home against Austria Vienna by (2-2), after the first match in this group stage won (1-2) against Rijeka. In the last game he played for the Super League, tied with Xanthi away by (1-1). In the last 10 games as a visitor AEK won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. His attack has regularly scored, as he has scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 14 of their last 29 games finished with Less than 1.5 goals and 21 in 29 finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 14 games, he only managed 1 turn in the scoring in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
AEK, as well as their opponents in this round, are also lacking in their last appearances, since there are three matches without winning. However, despite these results, the team occupy the vice-leadership of the Greek Championship, with one point behind the leader PAOK, who surpassed him just in the last round. In the Europa League the team has not been doing a bad campaign, since it appears in the second place of Group D, still undefeated. Their numbers in the national championship reveal a team that is characterized by a good offensive power, which has been confirmed until then in the continental tournament. His last clash for the Europa League was much disputed, opening the scoring, letting the Austrians turn, and reached the tie in the final minutes of the match, in which striker Livaja was highlighted with two goals, as well as Mandalos and Araújo, who together ended nine times.