Apollon Limassol vs Midtjylland
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: AEK Arena – George Karapatakis.
Apollon Limassol and Midtjylland are taking the final exam before entering the UEFA Europe League. Their first encounter is going to take place in the AEK Arena and, needless to say, both of the teams will be looking for a win.
After the loss against Aberdeen, Apollon won the rematch at home with 2 – 0. That win prolonged their participation in the Europe League Qualifications and led them to this upcoming play-offs match. So far in the competition, when hosts, their record has been pretty much impeccable. They played two matches at home – both wins, both clean sheets. Their transfer, Schembri, has proved to be very valuable for the team. With 3 goals in the Qualifications, he is their top scorer. Da Silva is just behind him, with two goals. On average, Apollon have scored 2 goals per match and have never failed to score.
1.Division is yet to begin, so they can focus all their attention on the upcoming match.
Their most recent match was a club-friendly game which they lost. Prior to that, they won the Super Cup by beating APOEL. The decisive goal was scored by Schembri, just a couple of minutes before the blowing of the whistle.
The loss against Arka Gdynia has been their only loss so far in the Europe League Qualifications. Midtjylland returned the favour in the rematch. They played at home and won 2 – 1. The combined score was 4 – 4, but they had scored more goals as visitors than their opponent. Thus they stayed in the competition, and they still have the chance of entering the UEFA Europe League. On average, they have scored 3.5 goals per game. Also, they have never failed to score.
The Danish Superliga has already begun, and they are sitting at the 4th place in the league table. Their top scorer is Onuachu. He has scored 4 goals in the Superliga and 4 goals in the Qualifications.
Apollon Limassol vs Midtjylland: Head to head
This match is going to be their first head to head encounter.
Apollon Limassol vs Midtjylland: Prediction
Based on the above mentioned, goals on both side of the pitch are to be expected. Also, due to the benefits of the home terrain, Apollon appears to be a greater favourite.