Packed with four straight wins, Cyprus’ AEK Larnaca hosts Belgium’s Gent on Thursday 8 August at AEK Arena in Larnaca. The match, which is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm (Brasília time), is part of the match schedule of the round of the fourth round of the qualifiers that will determine the last participants of the 2019/2020 version of the Europa League. The return meeting was scheduled for 15 August.
The competition has 21 openings for its group stage in the 2019/2020 version. The previous tournament is long and complex. Three phases, involving more than a hundred matches, have already been completed.Stage number four is ‘leaner’ compared to the previous ones. It has 72 clubs divided into 36 keys. Advances who adds the most points. Goal balances and goals scored away from home serve as a tiebreaker. Overtime and penalty decision are the final resources for definition.The survivors will have yet another stage to play, named after the playoffs, which will feature six other “relegated” clubs from the Champions League qualifiers.
The 42 teams will be drawn in groups of 2 that will form the 21 pairings responsible for determining the teammates of the already classified Sevilla (Spain), Arsenal (England), Rome (Italy), Manchester United (England), Besiktas (Turkey), Sporting ( Portugal), CSKA (Russia), Wolfsburg (Germany), Lazio (Italy), Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany), Saint-Etienne (France), Getafe (Spain), Rennes (France), Mechelen (Belgium), Olexandriya (Ukraine) , Wolfsberg (Austria) and Lugano (Switzerland).
As the Cypriot Championship is scheduled to start only in the second half of August and will be debuted on the 24th against Apollon at home, AEK Larnaca has the possibility to dedicate itself exclusively to its pursuit of a place in the 2019/2020 edition of the Europa League.You have made very good use of this advantage. He began his campaign in the second stage of the selection process against Moldovan Petroclub, and advanced with two wins 1-0. The first was in his domains. The service was completed at the opponent’s house.In the next phase, the victim was Bulgaria’s Levski. This time, after gaining momentum, AEK Larnaca not only managed to extend their winning streak but reach their successes even more easily. He scored 3-0 in the first confrontation, in which he also had the opportunity to perform in his own domains, and thrashed 4-0 in the meeting on Bulgarian soil.
Enjoying a better position in the UEFA Europa League organizing group, Gent had the privilege of making their debut in the third phase. He faced Viitorul Costanta from Romania.Defined the dispute in the first game, in their domains, when they scored 6 to 3, in a match that made 5 to 1 in the initial stage. In the second match, he only managed to manage the advantage created and secured his classification even with the defeat by 2 to 1 on Romanian soil.However, the team does not have the chance to have the preparation directed exclusively to the international confrontations. The Jupiler League, First Division of the Belgian Championship, has already begun. In the debut as a visitor, Gent was 1-1 away from home against Charleroi. On Sunday, August 4, in his first home game, he again showed the strength of his attack by beating Eupen 6-1.
1.What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
- AEK Larnaca
- Last result: 0-4 vs Levski (d)
- Shape: W W W W D
AEK Larnaca has not yet started the new championship edition, but has already made its debut in the new season. The Cypriot team played two laps of the Europa League, which they won in fanfare. In the most recent match played, AEK Larnaca went to Sofia, where he beat Levski, which he crushed right, score 0-4. The Cypriots are in excellent shape, which is demonstrated even in the friendly matches this summer.
- Last result: 6-1 vs Eupen (a)
- Shape: W L D W D
On the other side, Gent played only one tour of the Europa League, which we all probably remember, because his opponent was the Future. Although he lost the return from Ovidiu, the first match, the one in Belgium, was won by Gent in such a categorical manner, that the question of qualification was never raised a second. Moreover, the team also started the internal championship, where it has four points after the first two stages.
2.News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
- He did not receive any goals in the 4 matches played in the new season, scoring 9 times
- Comes after 6 wins and a draw, losing a single friendly this summer
- In the last 2 matches played, he scored only ONE 2.5 goals
- He has not lost any matches on his own field in 2019.
- The last home match in which he failed to score is January 9, 2019
- He has only one victory in the last 3 matches played
- Has scored in each of the last 15 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 matches played by her have scored OVER 2.5 goals (even OVER 6.5 in 2 of them)
- Did not win any trips in the new season (out of 2 possible)
- He finished 2 trips without scoring in 2019
Football Prediction of the Day AEK Larnaca vs Gent
Although Gent has signaled to be technically superior, it is shy when acting outside its domain. Thus, the AEK Larnaca home draw is likely to be the best guess for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League qualifying round four-leg matchday one.
Bet Tips: Over 2.5 goals