APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia).
Borussia Dortmund are staring at an early exit from the Champions League after suffering back-to-back defeats in the opening two weeks. They lost to Tottenham at Wembley 3-1 on matchday 1 before losing by same margin to Real Madrid on the second week.
Meanwhile, APOEL lost to the same teams as Dortmund by the same 3-0 margin.
The Cypriots are playing in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2014/15 season. They were eliminated without a win back then after losing 5 of the 6 games and scoring just once.
On the other hand, Dortmund are without a win in four Champions League games, adding the defeat to Monaco in both legs of last season’s semifinal.
Tuesday’s clash at Cyprus is a must win game for both sides to stay in the race for qualifying for the knockouts.
APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head
This is the first head-to-head meeting between the two sides and Dortmund’s first with a side from Cyprus.
APOEL have plenty of experience in playing against German Bundesliga sides, but their record is quite poor. They lost 14 of the 16 meetings, won and drew 1 each.
At home, the record is 1 win and 7 losses from 8 matches. But the win has to be dated back to the 1980/81 season.
APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
We can expect Peter Bosz’s side to respond in a positive manned with things not going as expected in recent weeks. To their favor, they are facing a side short on experience and quality.
APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Dortmund/Dortmund for 1.58 odds
Dortmund to score at least 3 goals for 1.85 odds
To score any-time: Christian Pulisic for 2.50 odds.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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