Apollon Limassol vs Stumbras Kaunas
Europa League First qualifying round
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia).
Stumbras bagged a surprise 1-0 against they met Apollon a week ago and the tie is wide open when the teams meet at Nicosia on Thursday.
Apollon play this game in a neutral venue, but the Neo GSP Stadium has been a home to them for years in European nights.
The heavy favourite tag is thus due to the fact that they are unbeaten in qualifiers over the past three seasons notching up 5 wins and 2 draws from 7 games.
On the other hand, Stumbras have the momentum on their side, but this won’t be a cake walk for the Cypriots by any means.
Apollon vs Stumbras Predictions and Betting Tips
Stumbras +2.5 Asian Handicap for 1.56 odd
Under 3.5 ft goals for 1.45 odd.
Apollon vs Stumbras Match Preview
Stumbras Kaunas are going to have a stern challenge despite taking a slender lead from the first leg of the Europa League qualifiers against the Cypriot side Apollon Limassol.
They are currently sitting on the 3rd place of the Lithuanian top tier and they have the chance to secure another participation in the European cups. Although Mariano Baretto’s side hasn’t been too productive in front of goal, they are very tight in the back.
Stumbras 1-0 win against Apollon last week is their fifth win on the trot with clean sheet.
Apollon were involved in the title race ‘till the very end of the season, but their unlucky defeat in the derby clash against APOEL denied them the trophy.
They finished as the runners-up although they lost just four times in 36 games last season. Emilio Zelaya and the lads have been very productive as they managed to produce 90 goals in the campaign, while their defence was the best in the league.
The visitors have been performing excellent in front of their home crowd, having won 10 straight games at Venue: Tsirion Stadium in Limassol.
This particular fixture is played at GSP Stadium, which is home to local rivals APOEL and Omonia.
Anyhow, Apollon Limassol are on muck more serious level and they should be able to find their way through the next round without major problems.
Stumbras Kaunas vs Apollon Limassol: Head-to-head
Only 1 meeting between the two sides so far, which ended in a 1-0 win for Stumbras last Thursday.