AEK Athens vs Brighton predictions: Europa League tips, odds and team news
AEK Athens and Brighton go head-to-head in the Europa League on Thursday at 5:45pm (UK time).
AEK Athens vs Brighton predictions
AEK Athens vs Brighton: Predictions
|8/13 with Midnite
|AEK Athens 1-2 Brighton
|15/2 with Bet365
|6/1 with BoyleSports
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The stats behind our AEK Athens vs Brighton predictions:
- AEK Athens have scored in seven of their last nine Europa League home games.
- Brighton have scored at least two goals in each of their two Europa League away matches.
- AEK Athens have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 10 home Europa League matches.
- Brighton are unbeaten away from home in this season’s Europa League.
- AEK Athens have conceded at least two goals in five of their last seven home Europa League games.
Brighton have scored eight goals in the Europa League so far this season, with four of those coming from João Pedro. The Brazilian striker bagged a brace on the opening matchday against AEK Athens, before also finding the net against Marseille and Ajax. He did draw a blank last time out against Ajax, but the Europa League appears to be his competition, making these odds pretty favourable.
AEK Athens vs Brighton odds
*Odds correct as of 08:00 on November 29
Brighton’s debut European campaign started in the worst possible way as they were beaten 3-2 at home by AEK Athens, before following that up with a draw against Marseille. However, back-to-back wins over Ajax have moved Brighton to the brink of the knockout stages. Should Roberto De Zerbi’s side exact revenge on AEK Athens this week then they will secure a spot into the next round, potentially setting up a showdown with Marseille in the final round of fixtures for top spot and direct passage to the last 16.
But with AEK Athens lying just three points behind the Seagulls, a win for the Greek champions would leave the group too close to call. They would leapfrog Brighton on the head-to-head record and know they only need to match the Seagulls’ result on the final matchday to finish above them. However, the double over Brighton could prove easier said than done. No player in the competition produced more tackles last time out than the six managed by both Joël Veltman and Jan-Paul van Hecke as they kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 triumph at Ajax.
AEK Athens team news
|Jens Jonsson, Levi Garcia, Harold Moukoudi
The hosts are set to be without Harold Moukoudi, Levi Garcia and Lens Jonsson due to injury. First-choice goalkeeper Cican Stankovic is available after missing the last game against Marseille through suspension.
Brighton team news
|Pervis Estupinan, Danny Welbeck, Solly March, Julio Encisco, Adam Webster, James Milner, Tariq Lamptey
|Ansu Fati, Kaoru Mitoma, Igor Julio
The injuries are piling up for Brighton who have the likes of Pervis Estupinan, Danny Welbeck and Solly March all out until the New Year. Mahmoud Dahoud and Lewis Dunk are, of course, available despite being suspended domestically. Kaoru Mitoma and Igor Julio could return.
AEK Athens vs Brighton head-to-head record
- 21 September 2023 – Brighton 2-3 AEK Athens – Europa League
AEK Athens have lost each of their last three home matches against English clubs in Europe – against Nottingham Forest in 1978, Everton in 2009 and Leicester City in 2020.