FK Suduva vs APOEL Nicosia
Champions League 1st Round Qualifying
Date: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: ARVI Football Arena (Suduva).
Lithuanian side FK Suduva will take on Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday knowing that they will be underdogs even if they are at home against the Cypriot side in this first leg match.
Suduva are top of their league in Lithuania and have a healthy 8 point lead and are cruising to another title. From 19 games they have lost just two although recent form has not been good with those two defeats coming in their last 3 matches. The league has taken a months break to fit into the World Cup and will resume in the first week of August.
Apoel Nicosia have plenty of experience in the Champions League and have performed a few times in the competition proper including last season when they exited at the group stages.
Their league doesn’t start until August and this match will be one of their first of the season so they may not be as fresh as they would like to be. But the gap in quality should be there for all to see and Apoel are expected to win this game.
Suduva vs APOEL Nicosia: Head to Head
There has been no previous matches between the two sides.
Suduva vs APOEL Nicosia: Prediction
This is a game where the favourites Apoel will show their quality as the game goes on and we expect a slow start from this match. Suduva are a good team in their league but this is a big step up for them and they will need to respect their opponent.
It is why we would opt to see the correct score of 0-0 at half time. However markets have been limited for this game and we do not have this option. We are left to look at the over goals market. Minimum stakes should be applied here.
Suduva vs APOEL Nicosia: Bet Tips
- Over 2.5 goals at 1.91.