Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia
UEFA Champions League Group-stage – Season 2017/18
Date: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid will start their UEFA campaign at home where they will host APOEL. This is the easiest fixture for them and it’s a great way to start the group stage with convincing victory.
The champions are starting the most prestigious competition in the groups stage. By defeating Juventus with 4 – 1 last year, they got their second consecutive winner title, and 12th in total.
They are coming from the second-in-a-row draw in Primera Division. Currently, they are the seventh-ranked, with one win and two draws.
The Cyrus team entered the Champions League by defeating Slavia Praha in the play-offs round with a combined score of 2 – 0. Last year, they were eliminated in the play-offs round by Kobenhavn.
They are coming from the opening match of their domestic campaign. They got off to a great start by winning away against Nea Salamis with a score of 1 – 4.
Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia: Head to head
The only time they met was in the season 2011/2012 of UEFA Champions League. They squared off in the quarter-finals, and Real Madrid won with a combined score of 8 – 2. At Santiago Bernabeu, the final result was 5 – 2.
Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia: Prediction
As already mentioned, this is the easiest fixture for the hosts. Needless to say, they are expected to gain three points without any difficulties. Naturally, they are going to take all they can from this match, and it will be the perfect opportunity to lay a good base for their goals record.
Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia: Bet Tips
Real Madrid to win and 4 or more goals in the match @ 1.44 – Unibet
Match handicap: Real Madrid -3 goals @ 1.85 – Pinnacle.