Club Brugge will host AEK Athens for a clutch first leg today. I will bet again on corners and this time I think that odds for under 9,5 corners are interesting. Club Brugge is not a team that usually collect a lot of corners. They have played two european matches this season against Basaksehir. They collected only 3 corners at home and even two away from home. Both of these two matches were very balanced in term of ball possession. Today, we should see something similiar as I'm not expecting total domination from Club Brugge or AEK Athens. This should be a balanced game.
AEK Athens, on the other hand, have played two european matches against CSKA Moscow. They collected only one corner at home and 4 corners away from home. They collected even 4 corners away from home (the game was still under 8,5 corners) only because they need to do something and to attack. Today, they will stay carefull to not concede or to not concede a lot of goals but still not playing too defensive minded and having good possession.
As I said before, I think that this will be a very balanced match in term of possession too. I'm expecting something around 52-48/50-50 and both teams will not rush things playing high tempo. Club Brugge's defense is absolutely ridicolous so they are chance for them to concede a goal but even if they concede, they are not a team that collect a lot of corners even when pushing hard (as stats show). Race to corners (1x2) is very hard to predict (even if I see favourite Club Brugge) so I prefere to bet on under as both teams usually don't win big amount of corners per game and because of the predicted game scenario.
Odds for under are not that high as this should be not a very open match. I am not expecting a lot of shots on target and I think that we will see less than 10 corners in this clash.
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