APOEL Nicosia vs Hapoel Beer Sheva Preview and Predictions

APOEL Nicosia vs Hapoel Beer Sheva
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia).

APOEL Nicosia vs Hapoel Beer Sheva Analysis for Prediction

APOEL the happier side in this tie after a 2-2 draw from the first leg. It should have turned out better for them if they managed to keep the concentration level high for the entire 90 minutes.

Beer Sheva were 2-0 down by half hour mark at their own turf, before a surge in second half saw them getting back to level terms. It was a physical game and the referee pulled out the yellow card on 10 occasions before the an 11th resulted in the sending off of Brazilian midfielder Dellatorre, who scored the second goal of APOEL.

It may look like everything to play for Neo GSP Stadium on Thursday, but in my opinion, the Cypriots are clear favorites to win the second leg outright. APOEL have a strong history in Europe in recent time after beating seasoned campaigners like Bordeaux, Olympiacos and Athletic Bilbao at this stadium.

Hapoel are not a threat while on the road, having won just 1 of their 9 away games in the competition. Still, they can give a few problems to the opposition defense after scoring in 7 of those outings.

APOEL Nicosia vs Hapoel Beer Sheva Betting Tips

  • Value is in backing ‘Both teams to Score’ for 6/7 (1.85) odd.
  • Brave punters will go for Apoel win with btts combo for juicy for 53/20 (3.65).
  • Multi-Bet Exact Score – 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 for 51/20 (3.55) @ 10Bet.

All Analysis and Tips for Second Leg Europa League fixtures compiled by Aron Wright. Below, you may find the preview for first leg of the corresponding tie.

APOEL Nicosia vs Hapoel Beer Sheva Match Preview

Hapoel Be’er Sheva and APOEL are set to take on each other in one of the most interesting ties of the third qualifying round.

The hosts featured the group stage of the competition in back-to-back years and are targeting the third consecutive appearance there.

Meanwhile the Cypriot champions enjoyed the Champions League group stage participation last year. They played the likes of Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund there.

Nonetheless, the season can already be seen as a failure for both of these two sides who have suffered surprisingly early eliminations from the Champions league qualifications.

The Israeli champions were expected to be a much more serious opposition to Dinamo Zagreb in the second qualifying round after bagging seven goals past Estonian Flora, but they shipped the same amount of goals over two legs with the Croatian 1. HNL winners.

Can they bounce back against APOEL and reach the play-offs stage?

APOEL Nicosia vs Hapoel Beer Sheva Head-to-head

This will be the first head to head match between the two teams.