APOEL Nicosia vs Zrinjski Mostar
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Neo GSP, Nicosia.
One of the most recognizable and popular teams from Cyprus, APOEL Nicosia are having a rough time when it comes to their domestic league. After dominating 1. Division for seven years with seven straight titles, they were 2nd last season, losing the race to Omonia Nicosia.
The new campaign started in a very slow fashion too, gathering only seven points from four games. Reaching Europa League group stages would be some sort of comfort and decent financial injection. APOEL is facing the underdogs from Bosnia in the third round, team Zrinjski Mostar.
Bosnians have caused an upset and eliminated Olimpija Ljubljana last week in 5-goals thriller. We would personally be shocked to see them avoid a convincing defeat at Cyprus. Home win is currently priced at 1.40 odds.
APOEL Nicosia vs Zrinjski Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head match between APOEL Nicosia and Zrinjski Mostar.
APOEL Nicosia vs Zrinjski Prediction
It seems like the 3-0 loss to AEK Larnaca in late August was the wakeup call for APOEL Nicosia. Since then, team played three games and secured three straight victories beating AEL 1-0, Kaisar 4-1 and Enosis 2-0.
APOEL has huge experience when it comes to playing European matches, even being part of UCL group stage in two occasions. Europa League appearance from the last season was extraordinary. Team made it to the playoffs after winning ten points in group with Sevilla, Qarabag and Dudelange. Cypriots defeated UEL winners from last campaign at this stadium 1-0.
As for their opponents, team Zrinjski are very limited in terms of quality. Their back line allowed so many chances to Olimpija last week, and they should feel really lucky with that extra-time victory. Their road ends in Nicosia in our opinion. We also hardly see them score against APOEL.
APOEL Nicosia vs Zrinjski Bet Tips
APOEL to win and to keep a clean sheet @ 2.30
APOEL to win HT and FT @ 2.10.