Trabzonspor and AEK Athens measure strength, in a second leg for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Play-offs), after the victory outside of Trabzonspor by (1‑3) in the first leg. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since AEK Athens presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second leg with a 2-goal lead, after the victory was 1 (3) in the first leg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home victory with Yeni Malatyaspor by (2‑1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Trabzonspor won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 3 of the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Trabzonspor comes to this match after a 2-1 victory against Yeni Malatya, in a match for the Turkish championship. It should be noted that the Turks beat AEK Athens in the first game, by 1-3: the team’s three goals were scored by Caleb Ekuban. Coach Ünal Karaman is expected to lead a team aligned in 4-3-3, to benefit from a more supported style of play. Sometimes, the Turks will have to attack more directly. Caleb Ekuban stands out in this team, as he scored 3 goals in the first match. The entire template is available for this decisive game.
AEK Athens :
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a 2-goal draw and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Super League, he lost with Xanthi at home by (1-2). In its last 10 away games, AEK Athens has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
AEK Athens comes to this match with a 1-2 defeat against Xanthi, in a match for the Greek championship. It should be noted that visitors no longer win three official games, one of them defeating in the first leg against Trabzonspor. In this away game, the new coach Nikolaos Panagiotaras, the one who replaced Miguel Cardoso, should not use any strategy other than a structured defense and attacks through transitions. For this second game, the Greek coach can count on all his players.