Kauno Zalgiris vs Apollon Limassol
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Marijampolės sporto centro stadionas (Marijampolė).
Limassol was a force to contend with in the regular season the last time around in the Cyprus First Division. They had scored the most number of goals, conceded the second-least, and had lost the least number of games. But once the playoff round started, their form fell a bit, and as a result, their standing in the league table got affected.
The team had to end their campaign with four winless matches, of which the last three were losses. For sure, the dip in form will have mentally taken a toll, and the players will be determined to make reparations.
Quality-wise, Kauna is no match for the team from Cyrpus. But still, they’ll hope against hope, just for the reason they have the home advantage for the first leg. If they are to somehow grind out a result in favor of them, or slot past the opposing defense 1-2 goals, the squad stands a chance. But that definitely is a huge ‘if’.
The group surely has knowledge about how to employ their home status well, but this time, the opposition will have a say on it too.
Kauno Zalgiris vs Apollon Limassol Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first competitive tie between the clubs.
Kauno Zalgiris vs Apollon Limassol Prediction
Kauno is already at a disadvantage, owing to the superiority their visitors hold in comparison. On top of that, their recent form is not that something to be proud of. They were winless in seven of their last ten games and lost their last match 3-0. Even at home, despite some positive results, their defense has really done a poor job. The squad let in three or more goals in three of their last five appearances at home.
Limassol, meanwhile, is teething with frustration after their bottle-job in the league playoffs and will be determined to make a statement. Considering they are taking on a minnow in this tie, the players will in all probability utilize this fixture to get their confidence back.
Moreover, the visitors of the day were unbeaten in 12 of their last 15 away ties and had an 11-match unbeaten run on the road, of which five were straight wins.
As things stand, the guests come out as the favorites for this Europa Qualifiers.
Kauno Zalgiris vs Apollon Limassol Betting Tips
Apollon Limassol to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time Result: Apollon Limassol to Win @ 1.90 (9/10).