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APOEL vs Suduva Prediction & Betting tips
The Cypriot side leaves as a favorite due to the local factor and above all because it has a higher hierarchy than its rival. Therefore, even though he lost 3-1 in the first leg played in Lithuania, we believe he has what it takes to overcome the key or at least equal it (hypothetical classification by the famous away goal). Faced with this reality and knowing that the encouragement of your audience will be vital to stay alive in the tie, we believe that the boys of Professor Baltazar can score a goal in the first half and put pressure on his rival. At stake is recovering from the humiliating defeat suffered last week and enforce the highest quality of the squad.
The performance of the Cypriots in the first leg was more than negative, as they lost 3-1 clearly in Lithuania. Luckily for his aspirations, he managed to score the discount in the final minute of the game and with that he managed to revive in the tie. Now it is enough to win 2-0 to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League. Of course, APOEL fully handled the ball in the match played a few days ago, standing out for generating many chances of goal and several corners in favor. It is enough to know that he had 65% of the possession to corroborate this affirmation. Now his goal is to take advantage of the locality to dominate the actions from the initial stage and get a goal in the first half. Ideally, it would be in his best interests if he got it in the first 20 minutes of play.
For this match, coach Baltazar must make some tactical variants to improve defense and thus avoid more failures in this area of the field (3 goals conceded in the first 20 ‘minutes of the game). The goal of the team will be to annul striker Rigino Cicilia, who was in charge of scoring all the goals mentioned above. In offensive matters, the Cypriots have South American players, which give them a small jump of quality in the definition. Now we just have to wait for the 4-2-3-1 system used by the Portuguese coach to work and cancel the defensive proposal that the Lithuanians will surely have. Here will be important the flyers Lucas and Morais, the advanced men Sallai, De Vincenti, Al Tamari and Dellatorre, as well as the revulsive Pote (African striker who always brings goal).
The Lithuanians arrive with anger at this match, as they complicated their qualification aspirations in the last play of the match they played in their stadium. They were winning 3-0 and with it they had a great advantage to visit the Neo GSP Stadium in Nicosia. His opponent had to score at least 3 goals to equal the key and 4 if he wanted to qualify directly. However, Caju’s goal came at 94 ‘of play and all this vanished. Now the story will be different, as the Cypriots need a 2-0 at least to qualify. To motivate your players and take away this feeling of frustration, the work of Coach Cheburin will be vital.
As mentioned before, the start of the Suduva match was sensational as they won 3-0 in the first 20 ‘minutes of the game. He managed to hold the score throughout the game, beyond almost not handle the ball or generate corners in favor. The curious thing about the statistics of that clash was the effectiveness shown by the Lithuanians, since after having scored their goals they did not step on the APOEL area. For this visit it is expected that the owners will retract their lines and try to populate the midfield from the kick-off. And this they could achieve if they plan well the 5-3-2 system that they usually use on a regular basis (fixed defense and laterals that very rarely are projected by the bands).
The game they played last Wednesday was the first one played by Cypriots and Lithuanians officially.
APOEL vs Suduva head to head matches
11.07.18 CL Suduva APOEL 3 : 1