Viitorul vs APOEL Nicosia
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadionul Central.
Viitorul shocked everyone in Romania by claiming their first ever league title last year to earn the right to make the Champions League debut this Wednesday when they are set to host Cypriot APOEL in the first leg of the third qualifying round.
Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi has done miracles with Viitorul last year and he does not have an intention to stop there.
The team kept the core of the last year’s squad aiming to hit the group stages of either Champions League or Europa League for the first time in their history.
However, the pre-season schedule revealed plenty of holes in the team’s defensive line as Viitorul conceded four goals to both CSKA Moscow and Olympique Marseille in friendlies.
Hagi’s kids will come into the game after losing the league’s clash with CFR Cluj 2-0 on the road at the weekend.
APOEL have a much greater experience in Europen competitions. The Cypriots have had quite an impressive run last year when they eliminated Rosenborg in the third qualifying round of Champions League before joining the group stage of Europa League.
The team led by Mario Been went past Luxembourg’s Dudelange in the second qualifying round winning both of the ties with the same 1-0 scoreline.
Viitorul vs APOEL: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever H2H encounter between the two sides.
Viitorul v APOEL: Prediction
Viitorul are super vulnerable at the back at the start of the season. APOEL have a deadly lineup of strikers, Igor de Camargo being the most lethal of all, and we can easily see a high-scoring affair this Wednesday at Stadionul Central.
Viitorul vs APOEL: Bet Tips
The main pick is BTTS at 2.08 with Unibet.
You can also try with the draw for 3.10 odds with Betway.