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Apollon Limassol vs FC Saburtalo Tbilisi Prediction

Apollon Limassol

August 27

17:00

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FC Saburtalo Tbilisi

Apollon Limassol

FC Saburtalo Tbilisi

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The Europa League qualification rounds continue this week, as Cyprus' Apollon Limassol host Georgia's Saburtalo Tbilisi. Both are eager to break into the group stages of Europe's elite competition, after respective defeats this time last summer.

It's the first qualifying round of three – followed by a playoff round on October 1. So although these matches are one-legged ties, there are plenty of fixtures still to go before that becomes a reality. Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Apollon Limassol vs Saburtalo Tbilisi Betting Tips

Between these two sides, there's a stark contrast in the amount of football and results they've recorded recently. Before last weekend, Limassol's last competitive fixture was on March 8 – a 1-1 draw with APOEL Nicosia.

They've played five pre-season friendlies in recent weeks (W3, L2) and returned to top-flight football last Saturday. You guessed it, another 1-1 draw – this time against Doxa Katokopias, who would have been relegated, if not for the coronavirus pandemic.

Bagaliy Dabo scored his first goal for his new side, having joined in July on a free transfer. He'll be targeting similar success against Tbilisi this Thursday, who have been much more active by comparison.

Georgia's Erovnuli Liga resumed in late June and since their 3-0 home defeat by Dinamo Tbilisi, Temur Shalamberidze's side are unbeaten (W4, D3).

They warmed up for this clash in style: an 8-2 mauling of Chikhura Sachkhere last Tuesday, with Alwyn Luheni Tera and Beka Kavtaradze among the goalscorers. How will they fare against tougher opposition here?

Apollon Limassol vs Saburtalo Tbilisi Correct Score Predictions

Just like most Europa League ties over the coming weeks, this is the first H2H meeting between these sides. Limassol got all the way to last year's Europa League playoff round, where they lost 7-0 (on aggregate) against PSV Eindhoven. Given their European experience in recent seasons, I'm backing them to win here in a closely-contested affair.

Last matches

FC Saburtalo Tbilisi

L

-

27-08-2020
W

- Chikhura

18-08-2020
W

-

11-08-2020
D

-

02-08-2020
W

- Torpedo Kutaisi

24-07-2020
D

- Lokomotivi Tbilisi

18-07-2020
W

-

10-07-2020
D

- Dinamo Batumi

02-07-2020
L

- Dinamo Tbilisi

25-06-2020
D

-

07-03-2020
Apollon Limassol
vs
FC Saburtalo Tbilisi
Predicted Lineup
Apollon Limassol vs FC Saburtalo Tbilisi Predicted Lineup

Mall

Bessat

Vasiliou

Roberge

Yuste

Pedro

Sachetti

Diguiny

Pittas

Dabo

Psychas

Kupatadze

Kakubava

Margvelashvili

Grigalashvili

Mali

Tabatadze

Luheni Tera

Altunashvili

Tsnobiladze

Kavtaradze

Lumu

Latest results
Total
Home
Away
L

1-5 vs (A)

W

8-2 vs Chikhura (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

D

1-1 vs (H)

W

4-0 vs Torpedo Kutaisi (A)

D

0-0 vs Lokomotivi Tbilisi (H)

W

1-0 vs (H)

D

1-1 vs Dinamo Batumi (A)

L

0-3 vs Dinamo Tbilisi (H)

D

0-0 vs (A)

0

Goals Scored

18

0

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

D

1-1 vs (H)

D

0-0 vs Lokomotivi Tbilisi (H)

W

1-0 vs (H)

L

0-3 vs Dinamo Tbilisi (H)

0

Goals Scored

2

0

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

L

1-5 vs (A)

W

8-2 vs Chikhura (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

W

4-0 vs Torpedo Kutaisi (A)

D

1-1 vs Dinamo Batumi (A)

D

0-0 vs (A)

0

Goals Scored

16

0

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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