Rijeka VS AEK Athens FC ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
AEK Athens FC
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Rijeka vs AEK Athens FC
Rijeka and AEK join forces at the Nogometno igralište Rujevica in a meeting for the Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Rijeka presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Rijeka Team News
The home team had direct access to this group stage so they will play their first match in this competition. This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 16 goals against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats at home, with 34 goals scored and 6 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Cibalia by (7-0). Rijeka won 7, drew 1 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The team has conceded goals to their opponents in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. There is a tendency for goals in their home games, as 23 of the last 27 matches they played ended with over 1.5 goals. In 14 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Rijeka vs AEK Athens FC Stats
Arriving after an excellent victory against Cibalia by the score of 7 to 0, Rijeka will make their first match in this group stage of the current edition of the Europa League. Therefore acting on your domains would be of utmost importance to leave with the three points and, thus, to aim something at the top of the table. The home team has not been showing great football this season since the last ten matches played out with a win in just four chances, you know you need to improve your performance to stay at the top of the table. Coach Matjaz is expected to keep his team in 4-5-1, with Gavranov in the offensive.
AEK Athens FC Team News
The visiting team gained access to this group stage after the previous tie eliminated Club Brugge, with a 3-0 home win and a 0-0 draw away. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Larisa by (4-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, AEK won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 13 of their last 28 matches ended with Less than 1.5 goals and 19 in 28 finished with Less than 2.5 goals.
The AEK comes into its thirteenth appearance in the 2017 season, and has shown great football since the last ten matches were defeated in only two opportunities, the last one being a victory against Larissa by the score of 4 to 0. The team visitor ended up eliminating Club Brugge in the play-offs phase of the competition, so now making their first match outside their domains would be essential to leave at least with a draw in this showdown. Coach Manolo for that match should not expose himself so much and should therefore maintain his tactical scheme in 3-6-1, prioritizing his possession of the ball.