AEK will look for a repeat result in Athens this evening.

The 3-2 win at the Amex remains their only success in the Europa League this season.

But they can leapfrog their English counterparts and secure the head-to-head if they complete a double at the OPAP Arena.

Head coach Matias Almeyda was confident and defiant when he spoke before the first game – with few people, it seemed, giving his side much chance.

Ahead of the return fixture, Almeyda told a press conference: “The match is an important game for us.

“A game against an opponent who plays impressively.

“The Brighton game was very difficult, an even game.

“We will try to make an equivalent game again and carry it out as planned by running our own game.

“Always knowing which team we're up against. The game will be 11 versus 11.”

Albion will take “11 versus 11” given events in their last two games.

AEK were opportunist at the Amex and Almeyda sees them needing to do the same again.

He added: "We will have to play in the same way, against an opponent who is really difficult.

“And then, playing in the same way, we should be more accurate in the few opportunities that are created in these competitions.

“We have a lot of appetite, we want to win a game at home, so tomorrow will be a big game."

The major doubt for AEK going into the game was over Sergio Araujo, the Argentinean forward who has been struggling with injury.

Almeyda said: “We are in very close contact with the medical staff so that with everyone's help we can see the loads and fatigue of each football player.”

Midfielder Levi Garcia and midfielder Jens Jonsson look like missing out.