Sevilla vs APOEL Nicosia
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
Sevilla brushed aside Qarabag without breaking much of a sweat in their opening clash on the road by slotting three unanswered goals into the back of the net. The hosts have also ended a dismal two-match losing streak back in the La Liga, with their last clash at home against Real Sociedad finishing 3-2 in their favor.
APOEL Nicosia fought valiantly to avoid defeat in their respective matchup against Dudelange but ultimately came up short by a goal as the latter managed to post a 4-3 scorecard at the end of the ninety minutes. Despite registering more shots on target than their foes in that matchup, APOEL Nicosia’s attempts to find an equalizer were rendered futile, with Joubert denying them on eight occasions.
Additionally, the Spanish outfit are being heavily tipped as favorites to top Group A. With a win already in their bag, Sevilla are likely to be too hot to handle for APOEL Nicosia.
Sevilla vs APOEL Nicosia Head to head (h2h)
The clash on Thursday will be their maiden meeting.
Sevilla vs APOEL Nicosia Prediction
Julen Lopetegui’s men have been at the losing end just once in front of their home fans this season, which to their defense, was against the mighty Los Blancos. The squad have also got off to a solid start in their domestic campaign and have picked up the win four times from their last seven matchups.
On the other hand, APOEL Nicosia have admitted defeat twice in their previous five games, one of which was on the road to Ajax. It is also worth mentioning that Sevilla feature in one of the most competitive leagues across Europe, in which they are currently just two points away from being at the top of the ladder.
Taking into account that the visitors are a far less experienced side in comparison too, expect Sevilla to make light work of this foe.
Furthermore, the hosts scored thrice in their previous clash here while APOEL Nicosia added three to their own tally in their last outing. Given that the two teams scored six goals between each other in their opening clash as well, count on both sides to have their scoring boots on when they lock horns this week.
Sevilla vs APOEL Nicosia Betting tips
Halftime/Fulltime: Sevilla @ 1.66 (2/3)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).