Brighton take on the visitors AEK in the round 1 match of UEFA Europa League group stage. The match will be played on Thursday, September 21st at Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Brighton continues to make progress. The Seagulls haven't been in the English Premier League for very long. However, the owner and essentially the creator of this project, Tony Bloom, clearly didn't want to settle for just that but also didn't shy away from the opportunity to make money from footballers. Or, as was the case a year ago, from a coach when they let Graham Potter go to Chelsea. This move even worked in their favor since the new coach, Roberto De Zerbi, managed to achieve the goals of recent years: Albion climbed to sixth place, thus securing a spot in the Europa League for the first time. Moreover, they sold several key stars again this summer, but that didn't stop them from starting the Premier League at their usual high level.
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AEK Will Remember This Year Not Only for Success. The Double-Headed Eagles are highly rated at home, albeit slightly lower than Olympiacos or even neighboring Panathinaikos. By the way, they surpassed Panathinaikos at the end of last season, claiming the top spot. This marked their thirteenth title, and only the second in the 21st century, following the 2018 victory. Thus, the Greeks returned to the Champions League, but their first match there was canceled due to a bloody fight with Dinamo Zagreb's fans. They eventually played against the Croatians and managed to advance (2-1 away, 2-2 at home), but then they faced a much stronger opponent, Antwerp. The Belgians won both matches, 1-0 and 2-1, sending their opponents to the Europa League.
Brighton are playing its very first match in European competitions. Naturally, they haven't crossed paths with AEK before. Roberto De Zerbi hasn't had much success in European competitions, as evidenced by his tenure with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. However, since the English team is playing at home, let's take a risk and bet on their victory with a -1.5 goal handicap.
Prediction for the match: Brighton to win with -1.5 handicap.