Anderlecht vs APOEL Nicosia: Preview and Predictions

Anderlecht vs Apoel Nicosia-Europa League Match Preview-16th March 2017

Anderlecht vs APOEL Nicosia
UEFA Europa League – Round of 16, Second Leg
Date: Thursday, 16th March 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Constant Vanden Stock.

Anderlecht ended the regular season in First Division A at the very top of the standings thanks to an impressive performance in the drubbing of Waasland-Beveren on Sunday afternoon at Stade Constant Vanden Stock.

They will thus head into the rematch with APOEL in high spirits and as heavy favourites to secure the quarterfinal of the competition with the positive result from the first meeting in the Cypriot capital.

Anderlecht

The key lies in the defense. Rene Weiler managed to find the right formula at the back which is why the team kept consecutive clean sheets in victories over APOEL and Waasland-Beveren.

The attack has never been an issue because the Swiss manager has a deadly lineup of strikers in Lukas Teodorczyk, Yoeri Tielemans and Nicolae Stanciu.

APOEL Nicosia

APOEL are off to the best possible start of the playoffs stage in the Cypriot 1. Division after beating Anorthosis 0-1 on the road over the weekend.

However, the team led by Thomas Christiansen could not do much in the first leg with Anderlecht and the Spanish manager will need a miracle to stay in Europa League.

Anderlecht vs APOEL: Head to head

Anderlecht secured a huge advantage by beating APOEL 0-1 in Nicosia in the first leg.

The Belgians gained advantage in the tie thanks to a goal from Nicolae Stanciu who made the difference just before the half-hour-mark.

Anderlecht vs APOEL: Prediction

Anderlecht have been superb on the home court so far in the season and we can easily see them backing up the success from Nicosia.

You can have the home win bet at 11/20 odds, while we also see a decent value in Anderlecht to score two goals or more at the odds of 4/6. The hosts bagged two or more goals in six of their last seven games at Stade Constant Vanden Stock.

Anderlecht vs APOEL: Bet Tips

  • The main bet is home win at 11/20.
  • You can alternatively choose Anderlecht Over 1.5 team goals at 4/6.

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