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AEL Limassol are the guests at AEK Arena - Georgios Karapatakis on Sunday for the First Division showdown with home team AEK Larnaca.
View all AEK Larnaca v AEL Limassol tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - plus the latest betting odds.
AEK Larnaca will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-2 First Division success against Akritas Chlorakas.
For AEK Larnaca, the scorers were Rafael Lopes (15') and Hrvoje Miličević (56'). Ramires (90') scored for Akritas Chlorakas.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that AEK Larnaca have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that AEK Larnaca have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals on the way. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, however.
Looking at their past form shows that AEK Larnaca:
- are unbeaten in the league by AEL Limassol in their last 2 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 9 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Pafos in First Division action, AEL Limassol and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
For AEL Limassol, goals were scored by Aaron Tshibola (51') and André Teixeira (67' Own goal). Muamer Tanković (27') and Willy Semedo (45') scored for Pafos.
A succession of dependable performances by the AEL Limassol defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8.
Coming into this contest, AEL Limassol are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 26/09/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with AEK Larnaca winning 3 of those games, AEL Limassol 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
An aggregate of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Kitrinoprasinoi and 9 coming from AEL Limassol. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league game featuring these sides was First Division match day 22 on 26/02/2022 when it ended AEK Larnaca 3-1 AEL Limassol.
Team News: AEK Larnaca
Andreas Paraskevas (Ruptured cruciate ligament) and Bruno Gama (Achilles tendon surgery) aren’t available for AEK Larnaca manager José Oltra.
Team News: AEL Limassol
With a completely healthy group to pick from, the AEL Limassol boss Dušan Kerkez doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
We’re thinking that AEK Larnaca are likely to be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
Conversely, AEL Limassol are also probably going to find it difficult to score - but, we do see them being dangerous at times.
We’re tipping a 3-1 winning margin for AEK Larnaca at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AEK Arena - Georgios Karapatakis (7,303)
Captain: Ivan Trichkovski
Chairman: Antreas Karapatakis
Manager: José Oltra
Competitions: First Division position 4, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)