The AEK Athens team will challenge the Ajax team in a 2e ronde Europa League in OPAP Arena Stadium, Athens on Thursday, October 05, 2023. For streaming coverage of AEK Athens vs Ajax, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
AEK Athens will host Ajax at home in the second match of the Europa League group stage on Thursday (5/10) afternoon. This is a very important match for both teams who both want to gain points to compete for the top position in the group.
AEK Athens is the defending champion of the Greek League, but they failed to qualify for the main round of the Champions League and had to settle for playing in the Europa League. They are in a fairly tough group with the presence of Brighton, Marseille and Ajax, teams from countries with quality football in Europe.
However, AEK Athens managed to cause a big surprise by beating Brighton 3-2 at home in the first group match and taking top position in the standings. Coach Almeyda’s team played very well and scored three beautiful goals. After that win, they continued to maintain their good form by beating Panathinaikos and Atromitos in the domestic league. However, in the last match, they lost 1-2 to OFI Crete.
On the other hand, Ajax is a team that has always won in its four previous meetings with AEK Athens in European competition, all in the Champions League (twice in the 1994/95 season, twice in the 2018/19 season). Ajax is one of the big teams in Dutch football and has many talented players.
But Amsterdam’s favorite team is not in the best condition and it is difficult to challenge AEK Athens. They have only won twice in their last 10 away matches, and lost six times. Last weekend, Ajax also lost 0-4 to Feyenoord at home and are going five games without a win since losing to Ludogorets in the second leg of the Europa League play-off.
In terms of strength, AEK Athens does not have any important absent players and it is likely that coach Almeyda will field his strongest team. Ajax lose Silvano Vos due to suspension. In addition, Sivert Mannsverk, Gerónimo Rulli and Ahmetcan Kaplan cannot play due to injury.
In conclusion, Ajax does have a historical advantage by winning all four matches against AEK Athens in the past, but with the current form, it is difficult for them to get points in front of the home team. The reason is, AEK Athens is playing very well in the Europa League and can continue to surprise.
Live Stream & How To Watch
AEK Athens vs Ajax match at OPAP Arena Stadium, Athens can be watched live streaming. UEFA Europa League 2023/2024 2e ronde match broadcast on CBS Sports, Univision starting 12:45 ET.
|Match||AEK Athens vs. AFC Ajax|
|Competition||2023/2024 UEFA Europa League|
|Match day||2e ronde|
|Venue||OPAP Arena Stadium, Athens|
|Date||Thursday, October 05, 2023|
|Official TV||CBS Sports, Univision|
|Streaming Link||CBS Sports, Univision|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|AEK Athens (-)||Ajax (4-3-3)|
|Amrabat||Van den Boomen|
5 H2H Latest AEK Athens – Ajax
- November 28, 2018 – AEK Athens [0 – 2] AFC Ajax (UEFA Champions League)
- September 19, 2018 – AFC Ajax [3 – 0] AEK Athens (UEFA Champions League)
AEK Athens – Last 5 Match Results
- September 04, 2023 – Volos NFC [2 – 3] AEK Athens (League)
- September 18, 2023 – AEK Athens [1 – 1] Olympiakos (League)
- September 22, 2023 – Brighton & Hove Albion [2 – 3] AEK Athens (UEFA Europa League)
- September 26, 2023 – Panathinaikos [1 – 2] AEK Athens (League)
- September 29, 2023 – AEK Athens [2 – 1] Atromitos (League)
Ajax – Last 5 Match Results
- September 03, 2023 – Fortuna Sittard [0 – 0] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
- September 17, 2023 – FC Twente [3 – 1] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
- September 22, 2023 – AFC Ajax [3 – 3] Olympique-Marseille (UEFA Europa League)
- September 27, 2023 – AFC Ajax [0 – 4] Feyenoord (Eredivisie)
- October 01, 2023 – RKC Waalwijk [SUSP] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)