AEK Larnaca vs Cork City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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AEK Larnaca vs Cork City Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Cork City will be aiming to overturn a one-goal deficit when they travel to the AEK Arena - George Karapatakis to take on AEK Larnaca for the second leg of their Champions League second qualifying round. Cork City had no chance of securing a positive result last week as they have delivered just one shot on target. AEK Larnaca controlled the game since the first whistle and managed to score the winner in the 70th minute through Truyols. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Cork City need to score at least once in order to take the tie to extra-time, but AEK’s defence has been near impeccable over the past few months. I’m expecting Cork to get on the scoresheet, but I think that AEK Larnaca will qualify to the next stage of the competition.

Both Teams to score - Yes at 11/10

AEK Larnaca to win at 7/11

AEK Larnaca saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AEK Larnaca are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Cork City

Cork City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Cork City have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against AEK Larnaca

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

AEK Larnaca Form Guide

AEK Larnaca Team Logo

AEK Larnaca

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

13-05-2018

1. Division Championship Playoff

AEL Limassol Team Logo AEL Limassol

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

16-05-2018

Cup Final Stage

Apollon Limassol Team Logo Apollon Limassol

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

26-07-2018

Europa League Qualification

Dundalk Team Logo Dundalk

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Dundalk Team Logo Dundalk

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

09-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Sturm Graz Team Logo Sturm Graz

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Sturm Graz Team Logo Sturm Graz

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

23-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Trencin Team Logo Trencin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Trencin Team Logo Trencin

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

1. Division

Nea Salamis Team Logo Nea Salamis

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. A

FC Zuerich Team Logo FC Zuerich

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Cork City Form Guide

Cork City Team Logo

Cork City

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W A

03-08-2018

Premier Division

Waterford FC Team Logo Waterford FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

09-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Rosenborg Team Logo Rosenborg

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

12-08-2018

FAI Cup

Home Farm Team Logo Home Farm

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 5)

L A

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Rosenborg Team Logo Rosenborg

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

19-08-2018

Premier Division

St. Patrick's Athletic Team Logo St. Patrick's Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-08-2018

FAI Cup

Maynooth University Town

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

31-08-2018

Premier Division

Sligo Rovers Team Logo Sligo Rovers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

07-09-2018

FAI Cup

Longford Town Team Logo Longford Town

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

14-09-2018

Premier Division

Bohemian FC Team Logo Bohemian FC

FT 4 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

L H

21-09-2018

Premier Division

Dundalk Team Logo Dundalk

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

AEK Larnaca Preview

AEK Larnaca extended their unbeaten run to eleven games last week thanks to a narrow 0-1 win over Cork City in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying tie. Prior to their clash with Cork, AEK managed a comfortable 6-1 aggregate victory over the Gibraltarian side Lincoln Red Imps. Their solid defence has been the main reason for their recent performance as AEK have kept seven clean sheets in their last eleven games across all competitions. AEK have become regulars in the Europa League qualifying over the past few years and their recent record reads just two defeats in nine qualifiers. In addition, the Cypriots have only lost once in their last five home European fixtures. Last year, AEK reached the Europa League play-offs where they suffered a disappointing 4-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of Slovan Liberec. AEK Larnaca can count on their home form ahead of this clash as they have only lost twice in their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions and are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak. They aren’t playing spectacular football, but they hold a very well-organized back line and this is their secret weapon.

AEK Larnaca Team News

Ruben Mino is the only injury absentee for AEK Larnaca ahead of this tie.

Cork City Preview

Meanwhile, Cork City’s 27-game undefeated streak across all competitions ended last week following their 0-1 home loss at the hands of AEK Larnaca. Actually, Larnaca were the first team to stop Cork scoring in front of their own fans since August 2016. The Irish bounced back with a 0-2 away win over Bray at the weekend in the Irish Premier Division, but they need to score at least once in this game to take the tie to extra time. Cork can count on their away form ahead of this trip as they are undefeated in 15 competitive fixtures, while winning 14 in this term. Furthermore, Cork have scored at least two goals in 13 of their last 15 away games across all competitions, including two against Levadia Tallinn in the previous Champions League qualifying round. Actually, their recent away record in Europe have seen them lost just once in four qualifiers. Sean Maguire is the player to watch here, although he was pretty quiet last week. He is Cork’s topscorer in the Irish Premier Division at the moment with 20 goals under his belt, and he also scored a hat-trick in the first qualifying round against Levadia.

Cork City Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Cork ahead of this trip.

AEK Larnaca Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cork City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AEK Larnaca vs Cork City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
15 GK Juan Pablo 187 83
4 LB Joan Truyols 179 70
6 CD David Catala 185 82
5 CD Daniel Mojsov 190 80
3 RB Marios Antoniades 185 68
13 CM Hector Hevel 180 70
7 CDM Jorge Larena 182 76
12 CM Ivan Trickovski 182 72
20 CDM Vincent Laban 174 72
10 CM Joan Tomas 167 70
23 CF Florian Taulemesse 182 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Mark McNulty 188 76
8 CD Conor James McCormack 170 67
7 LB Jimmy Keohane 180 72
5 CD Ryan Delaney 182 72
14 RB Kevin O'Connor - -
16 RM Gearoid Morrissey 182 81
26 CM Garry Buckley - -
6 CM Greg Bolger - -
10 LM Steven Beattie 178 -
11 CF Stephen Dooley - -
24 CF Sean Maguire 175 75