AEK Larnaca v Steaua
AEK Larnaca already overcome all expectations achieving group stages this season as they have eliminated teams like Mlada Boleslav and Rosenborg in play off round, both eliminations were secured at home ground and it can be expected that most of the point Cypriot side earns at home ground in this group. After Europa League qualifications, their domestic league start and AEK didn't impress till now having played four matches and earning eight points with two home draws, against APOEL and Olympiacos Nicosia. However, in first round of Europa League group stage, they were defeated in Haifa 0-1 to Maccabi. Today, against Steaua they are hoping to get at least a draw, but it will be really hard as Steaua is surely in a good form right now. Hosts have no injury/suspension worries in front of this match.
Steaua, on the other side, firstly eliminated Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia with two 2-0 wins and made a good start in this group with a 0-0 draw at home against Schalke. Surely, a great result for Romanian side as Schalke won't drop many points in this group. Steaua could have better start in domestic league with a 3-2-3 record. Guests played in domestic league against Sportul last weekend with a goalless draw, but were very unlucky and should have won this match with at least two goals in opponents net. Just like their opponents, Steaua have no squad problems before this match.
Today's match is a great chance for Romanian side who is surely individually better and much more experienced European side, to forget their bad start in domestic league and improve their chances to qualify from this group after a great result against Schalke. It is hard to imagine Steaua losing this one.
Bet: Steaua Draw No Bet @ 1.70 with Bet365