Apollon vs Atalanta
UEFA Europa League
Date: 2nd November 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP (Nicosia).
The Europa League draw has really been rough for Apollon who still showed some super strong displays against a top-class opposition so far.
Can they add to their points tally this Thursday when they host Italian Atalanta in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia?
Sofronis Avgousti’s side picked up two points from the opening three games by holding the likes of Lyon and Everton to draws.
They will come into this game on the back of netting four past Doxa in the domestic league at the weekend.
The Cypriot manager used the opportunity to rest some of his key men, but the top scorer in Europa League Andre Schembri featured the match and scored his first goal in the domestic campaign.
The Goddess were on a hot run of three straight wins in all competitions, but they dropped the ball by falling 12-1 to Udinese in the weekend’s Serie A fixture.
Interestingly, Gianpiero Gasperini rested his key man Alejandro Gomez who was not even on the bench in the league outing which just shows how important the Europa League success is for the Bergamo side.
Apollon vs Atalanta: Head to head
Josip Ilicic was the man who stole the show two weeks ago when Atalanta saw off Apollon 3-1 at Sassuolo’s MAPEI Stadium in the neighbouring Reggio Emilia.
The Slovenian winger broke the deadlock early in the game before making the delivery to Freuler’s third goal which confirmed Atalanta’s victory.
Apollon vs Atalanta: Prediction
The visitors are clearly super motivated to make a deep run in Europa League this year and the victory over Apollon in Cyprus would basically launch them to the knockout stage of the competition.
Nonetheless, the hosts proved their quality in the past matches having netted in each of three opening games of the competition.
This makes Atalanta to win & BTTS a stand-out bet at the odds of 3.50.
Apollon vs Atalanta: Bet Tips
The main pick will be Atalanta to win & BTTS at the odds of 3.50.
You can have Alejandro Gomez to score anytime at the odds of 2.10.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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