APOEL vs Botev Plovdiv
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 28 July 2022
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium.
APOEL had secured a second-place finish in the Cypriot league at the end of the regular season and all along they had displayed some impressive offense. They have continued that form even now and will be eager to take on the struggling BOTEV who arrived from the Bulgarian league.
Botev were trailing by 18 points below the toppers at the end of the regular season in the Cypriot league. They were struggling with their defense even then, and the problem has only become worse in the past several weeks. They are on a long winless run and are letting in goals in huge numbers.
It is also concerning that by the end of the Championship Round they were trailing 24 points below the toppers.
Meanwhile only 2 teams had scored more goals than APOEL in the Cypriot top division the last season and the best offensive record was just 2 goals more than them.
They have been impressively consistent in the past several weeks as well and have been finding the back of the net in plenty in the process.
They are also in front of their home crowd this Thursday, which will increase their confidence even more and they will be determined to make this count in order to keep their Conference League hopes alive.
As things stand, expect a victory for the hosts APOEL.
APOEL vs Botev Plovdiv Head-to-head (h2h)
- The first leg and the only meeting between the 2 teams had finished in a 0-0 draw.
APOEL vs Botev Plovdiv Prediction & Analysis
APOEL were unbeaten in 9 of their past 11 overall fixtures and in the process they had gone on a 2-game winning streak.
They were also unbeaten in 22 of their past 24 appearances at home and in the process, they had gone on a 4-fixture winning streak as well as 2 separate 2-match winning stretches.
On the other hand, Botev are on a 5-game winless run and they had also lost 3 of their past 4 matches. Do also take into account the fact that they have won a total of just 4 times away from home since June of the previous year.
Taking into account these observations, expect a victory for APOEL this Thursday.
Tips for APOEL vs Botev Plovdiv
APOEL -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.40
Correct Score: 3-1 APOEL @ 13.00.