APOEL Nicosia vs Qarabag Prediction & Match Preview

APOEL Nicosia vs Qarabag
Europa League
Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia).

Sevilla seems to be the frontrunner to qualify as the champions of Group A, and it would take a whole lot of improbable happenings now to see them mess it up. As such, realistically, only a single spot remains for the other three to fight for progression.

Dudelange may sound a minnow on the paper, but their fighting spirit and their ability to make it count when the situation is slightly favorable for them makes the squad a dangerous proposition.

Likely, this game between Nicosia and Qarabag holds a lot of potential. The victor would get a massive leap in terms of getting to the next round, and we can surely expect a fierce encounter.

APOEL Nicosia vs Qarabag Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The teams are meeting for a second time in double legged fixture this season, the previous being in Champions League qualifier in August.
  • APOEL won 4-3 on aggregate on that occasion courtesy of a 2-0 win at Baku after losing the home leg 1-2.
  • The teams shared the spoils in the reverse of this fixture two week ago;  2-2 at full-time

APOEL Nicosia vs Qarabag Prediction

Nicosia may be placed fifth in their domestic league at the moment, but take note that they have three games in hand, and are still trailing by only four points. They are unbeaten so far in the competition, and in fact, have conceded a total of just one goal in the process.

Counterparts, the Azerbaijanis are no mean opponent either. They are the reigning toppers of their respective league, and importantly, hold an eight-point lead over the second-placed Neftchi. Moreover, they are unbeaten so far, and if not for two draws, they would have sported a 100% win record.

To add on, either squad is on a red-hot form, and with such high stakes, we can count on them both to bring their A-game. Likely, expect the BTTS clause to be fulfilled.

Coming to the result, the home advantage will play a role. In addition, the fact that Thomas Doll’s men held this rival to a 2-2 draw will definitely hold some sway. Furthermore, the last time these two took on each other in Europe, the Horsemen had failed to progress.

Taking these factors into account, anticipate the hosts to post the three points this match-day.

APOEL Nicosia vs Qarabag Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Draw No Bet: APOEL Nicosia @ 1.60 (3/5).