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Preview: Dnipro-1 vs AEK Larnaka - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Europa League match between Dnipro-1 and AEK Larnaca, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Dnipro-1 When AEK Larnaca They will face off in the first two-legged match at the Kositska Footvalois Arena. european league Clash for Thursday’s qualifying playoff round.

The Cyprus team has been undefeated in all competitions for six straight games since May and is looking to keep the momentum going.

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It’s no exaggeration to say that the side’s attempt to secure an unprecedented spot in the European competition has generated a great deal of excitement in the hearts of Dnipro-1 supporters.

The Ukrainian side, founded just three years ago after the liquidation of FC Dnipro, who reached the final before losing to Sevilla in the 2015 Europa League final, will head into Thursday as the least experienced side in the qualifiers.

Due to the ongoing crisis in the country, Oleksandr Kucharplayers have not played an official game in over 250 days, dating back to the 3-0 Premier League win over Mariupol on 10 December 2021.

Dnipro-1 have played in four friendly matches since, only one of them winning 1-0 against Tobol Kostanay on 18 February. Artem Dovik38 minute strike.

The Dnipro-based team headed into Thursday with seven wins from their last seven competitive games in all competitions, recovering from where they dropped in December and gaining an early advantage in the race for places in Europe. Aim to grab the league group stage.

Meanwhile, AEK Larnaca were forced to show their strength as they beat Serbian heavyweight Partizan in a hard-fought 4-3 aggregate matchup in the third round of qualifying.

After winning the first leg 2-1 in Cyprus on 4 August, they traveled to the Partizan Stadium last Thursday and held on to a 2-2 draw to seal their place in the play-off round.

Prior to that, AEK had enjoyed an excellent pre-season campaign, taking 2 draws and 1 win in 3 friendly matches before a 2-2 aggregate draw in 2 games followed by a penalty defeat to Midjuran and a Champions League win. We lost the preliminaries. .

Jose Luis Ortra‘s side are looking to keep the juggernaut on track heading into Thursday, with four draws and two wins from their last six away games in all competitions.

Dnipro-1 form (all competitions):

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team news

Dnipro-1 recently completed the signing of Voloz left-back Emiliano Pritaand the Argentinian, who made 20 appearances in the Greek Super League last season, could make his debut on Thursday.

fellow countrymen Domingo Blanco He will also make his first appearance for a Ukrainian club after moving from Argentina’s Independiente.

AEK Larnaka enter the pitch without a 23-year-old serve Andreas ParaskevasA player who was out of the line with a cruciate ligament injury.

In his strike against the last partisans, Faraj Currently involved in two goals in his last three games, the French forward will have to keep his role in the Cyprus side’s attack.

Nigerian striker Victor Oratunzi It should be recalled to the starting side and could replace the 31-year-old. Rafael Lopezhe is currently having trouble finding goalscoring boots.

Dnipro-1 starting lineup candidates:
Warev; Busanello, Loginov, Svatok, Adamuk. Babenko, Belyaev, Blanco. Kogut, Dovbyk, Gromov

Candidates for the AEK Larnaka starting lineup:
Pirik; Rosales, Milicevic, Tomovich, Garcia. Oyer, Redes. Faraj, Trikovsky, Gulccho.Oratunji

We say: Dnipro-1 1-2 AEK Larnaca

Given the difference in quality and experience between the two teams, AEK Larnaka head into Thursday as the clear favorites. We expect Dnipro 1 to battle it out for a headline win, but we support the Cyprus outfit to claim their first-leg victory.

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