AEK Larnaca welcomes Sturm Graz in a match from the Europa League
AEK Larnaca welcomes Sturm Graz in a match from the Europa League 3rd round qualification round. Let’s examine this game in our predictions football 1×2 for today.
A bit surprising, AEK Larnaca won the first game at the Merkur Arena in Graz with 2-0. The goals was scored by Truyols and Ivan Trichkovski after the break. There were some expectations that the Austrian team would be a favourite in this clash, but everything went absolutely wrong for them. AEK showed some great performance in Graz, while for Sturm now it’s going to be an uphill battle in the city of Larnaca.
The Austrian team still have chances to progress, but they have to do what AEK did in the first leg. They will have to do it without the services of Stefan Hierlander, who recieved a red card in the first game. He won’t be avaliable for selection by Sturm’s manager Heiko Vogel.
In the Austrian Bundesliga Sturm started the new season with 6 points from the first three rounds. They won the games against Hartberg and Wacker, but in the last round they suffered a 0-2 defeat during the visit to St. Polten. Right now Sturm are on 3 points behind the champion and current leader Salzburg.
AEK Larnaca have still not began their participation in the Cyprus’ 1. Division. They will do it on August 25, when they will host Paphos at home. Last season AEK finished 4th in the regular season, which allowed them to reach the Championship Round of the league.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Europa League 3rd round qualifier between AEK Larnaca and Sturm Graz. Surprisingly for a lot of people, AEK have a strong advantage after the first round. Can Sturm fight back and show some fighting spirit?