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Europa League: Brighton vs AEK Athens – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Europa League round 1 match between Brighton and AEK Athens and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

The upcoming Europa League clash at The American Express Community Stadium features Brighton taking on AEK Athens in Group B as they vie for victory on Thursday.


Team form: Brighton vs AEK Athens

Brighton Form

Brighton’s recent performance has been a rollercoaster ride. They suffered a disappointing 1-3 loss against West Ham, but quickly bounced back with a resounding 3-1 victory over Newcastle. And just when you thought you had them figured out, Brighton shocked everyone by defeating Manchester United with an impressive 1-3 triumph.

AEK Athens Form

In their most recent three games, AEK Athens suffered a 1-2 defeat against Royal Antwerp, secured a 2-3 victory over NFC Volos, and played to a 1-1 draw with Olympiacos. AEK Athens demonstrated an impressive record of four wins in six away matches in the Europa League, with no draws but two losses. They scored a total of nine goals and conceded six.

Betting stats for Brighton and AEK Athens

Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Brighton and AEK Athens. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.

  • Brighton have scored in 43 of the last 44 matches
  • In 11 of the last 12 matches Brighton played, both teams scored
  • Brighton have scored in the last 15 home matches in a row
  • In the last 8 home matches in a row Brighton played, both teams scored
  • In the last 4 Brighton matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
  • In 11 of the last 13 AEK Athens away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • AEK Athens have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
  • AEK Athens have not lost 10 of the last 12 away matches
  • In 5 of the last 6 matches AEK Athens played, both teams scored
  • AEK Athens have scored in 9 of the last 10 matches

In-form players: Brighton vs AEK Athens

The top scorers for Brighton and AEK Athens in this Europa League season are still unknown. However, there are several potential goalscorers who have been identified for their upcoming match.

Full-time result

Brighton won five out of their last 10 matches at The American Express Community Stadium, with two draws and three losses. On the other hand, AEK Athens have achieved seven wins, one draw, and two defeats in their last 10 away games.

Both teams to score

Brighton took the lead in six of their last ten home games, while AEK Athens only scored the opening goal in two of their last ten matches. Both teams scored in Brighton’s last eight home games and the last four AEK Athens games. Brighton kept a clean sheet in just one of their last 10 games, while AEK Athens prevented their opponents from scoring in two of their last 10 matches.

Total goals

In eight of Brighton’s last ten home matches, there were over 2.5 goals, with Brighton averaging 2.3 goals per game. AEK Athens also witnessed over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches, scoring an average of 1.8 goals per game. Both teams have struggled defensively. Brighton conceded in their last seven matches. AEK Athens conceded in their last eight matches.

Brighton vs AEK Athens Prediction

The Brighton vs AEK Athens match should be an interesting one to watch and make some predictions, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Europa League game.

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