AEK Athens hosts Benfica in the Greek capital
Two teams with no points just yet are facing each other in a game from Group E of the UEFA Champions League. AEK Athens hosts Benfica in the Greek capital, with both teams aiming to win their first points in the CL for this season.
AEK had a tough start of the competition, suffering a 0-3 defeat during the visit to Ajax in Amsterdam. The Greek team had high hopes before the visit to the Netherlands, but Ajax were pretty merciless and showed them that AEK are still not at the levels they would want to, especially in a competition like the Champions League.
In the Greek Super League AEK are third right now, but being on just one point behind the leader PAOK. So far AEK have 12 points in the league and a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. Their goal is the title, of course, there could be no doubt about that.
Benfica also had a tough first match in this group, hosting the German giant Bayern Munich. Nothing surprising happened at the Estadio da Luz with Bayern winning the match with 2-0. The goals were scored by Robert Lewandowski and Benfica’s former player Renato Sanches.
If AEK and Benfica want to fight for something more in this group, they must start winning points. And this is a good opportunity for both teams to do it. AEK would like to use their home ground advantage, while Benfica have to defend their reputation of an European top team.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Champions League clash in Athens between AEK and Benfica. It’s pretty hard to pick a favourite here, although Benfica are arguably the bigger club here. But it won’t be easy for them on Greek soil, you can be sure about this.