APOEL Nicosia vs Botev Plovdiv Prediction

APOEL FC

APOEL FC

2 : 0

Botev Plovdiv

Botev Plovdiv

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Competition: UEFA Europa Conference League (Qualification)
Date: 28th July 2022
Kickoff: 17:00 UTC
Venue: GSP Stadium

It ended all square in Bulgaria last week as APOEL and Botev Plovdiv played out a hard-fought stalemate with no winners, nor any entertainment as zero goals were scored on the night. Nevertheless, that is the very magic of European football as a second chance always beckons in the latter leg of such eliminator ties. The GSP Stadium in Cyprus will witness another classic between these two sides as they try to tactically outdo each other for a place in the third tier of UEFA's annual club competitions. While APOEL remains the favourite due to their home support, Botev Plovdiv cannot be underestimated as one goal in this second leg could change the scenario, for good.

APOEL Nicosia vs Botev Plovdiv Betting Tips

Both sides have heavily relied on their defensive acumen to get results or at least something to take back home by sharing points, off-late. This has resulted in identical forms of under 2.5 goals seen in 4 of the last 5 games for both sides. The only differentiating factor remains that while APOEL has executed this strategy for good, getting decent results in their last 5 games, Botev Plovdiv has been succumbing to late goals and ending the games with either losses or no wins. Looking at such scenarios, we believe that this should be a home win with just 1 goal in it. Our best prediction for this game would be APOEL to win 1-0.

  • Best Tip: Home / Under 2.5
  • Prediction: 1-0 APOEL

APOEL FC vs Botev Plovdiv Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. APOEL FC

    2 : 0

    Botev Plovdiv

    Europa Conference League

  2. Botev Plovdiv

    0 : 0

    APOEL FC

    Europa Conference League

APOEL FC

APOEL Nicosia Team News

As previously mentioned, APOEL executed their strategy to the 'T' last week. Not only did they walk away with no goals conceded, but they also take a clean slate to the second leg where they can win the game by even scoring a sole goal (which happens to be our prediction). Nevertheless, the pillars of this hard-fought result were definitely Vid Belec and Dalcio. Belec, who is the first choice stopper, made sure that he was at his level best not only during open plays but during Botev Plovdiv's 8 corner kick routines too. On the other hand, Dalcio who happens to be a left-winger ensured that the defence started right from him in the opposition half. Vid Belec and Dalcio will thus be our to players to watch in this game.

Last matches of APOEL FC

  1. Kyzyl-Zhar

    0 : 0

    APOEL FC

    Europa Conference League

  2. APOEL FC

    1 : 0

    Kyzyl-Zhar

    Europa Conference League

  3. APOEL FC

    2 : 0

    Botev Plovdiv

    Europa Conference League

  4. Botev Plovdiv

    0 : 0

    APOEL FC

    Europa Conference League

  5. APOEL FC

    2 : 2

    AEK Larnaca

    Club Friendlies 3

APOEL FC lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 27

    Vid Belec

Defenders

  • 14

    Issam Chebake

  • 15

    José Ángel Crespo

  • 2

    Andreas Karo

  • 3

    Franco Ferrari

Midfielders

  • 44

    Kingsley Sarfo

  • 6

    Murtaz Daushvili

  • 20

    Dálcio

  • 77

    Dieumerci Ndongala

Forwards

  • 21

    Demetris Theodorou

  • 19

    Marios Ilia

Botev Plovdiv

Botev Plovdiv Team News

Botev Plovdiv tried very hard (read too hard) to break APOEL's defence on the night of the first leg, and was awarded two yellow cards for their frustrated attempts too. Nevertheless, they still remain very much in the competition as the game is open-ended at 0-0 at the moment. Two of the club's three centre-backs will have a crucial role to play if they want to restrict APOEL from scoring on the night. Firstly, Viktor Genev (RCB) who was targeted all night in Bulgaria last week and will surely be targeted again this Thursday. While Samuel Souprayen who plays a bit more centrally will have to maintain the shape of his side by communicating messages to his teammates on both the side of the field. Genev and Souprayen's performance will make or break it for Botev Plovdiv for sure.

Last matches of Botev Plovdiv

  1. Beroe Stara Zagora

    1 : 1

    Botev Plovdiv

    Parva Liga

  2. Botev Plovdiv

    0 : 0

    CSKA Sofia

    Parva Liga

  3. Botev Plovdiv

    2 : 1

    Nea Salamina

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. Lokomotiv Sofia 1929

    2 : 0

    Botev Plovdiv

    Parva Liga

  5. APOEL FC

    2 : 0

    Botev Plovdiv

    Europa Conference League

Botev Plovdiv lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Hidajet Hankić

Defenders

  • 18

    Samuel Souprayen

  • 4

    Viktor Genev

  • 44

    Roberto Punčec

  • 3

    Pa Konate

Midfielders

  • 17

    Nikolay Minkov

  • 21

    Tochukwu Nadi

  • 15

    James Eto'o

  • 22

    Reda Rabeï

  • 10

    Emmanuel Toku

Forwards

  • 7

    Mohamed Amine Brahimi

3 Reasons why you should bet on Home / Under 2.5

  • Both APOEL and Botev Plovdiv have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 games now
  • APOEL Nicosia have not lost in their last 5 games in all competitions
  • Botev Plovdiv have failed to win any of their last 5 fixtures, including three defeats

Main prediction APOEL FC - Botev Plovdiv

Home/Under 2.5

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winrate

53% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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APOEL Nicosia vs Botev Plovdiv - FAQ

? How many cards are expected to be shown to APOEL?
Under 4.5 (6/6)
? How many corners are expected to be won by Botev Plovdiv?
Under 10.5 (5/5)
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