Apollon Limassol win from the first half
posted on 18-07-2018 by Guru
Apollon have to overturn the unexpected defeat from Stumbras in the first match.
League: Europa League - Qualification
Event: Apollon - Stumbras
Date: 19/07/2018 13:00
Profit : 62.33
Yield : 10.29 %
Win Rate : 67.65 %
Avg. Odds : 1.64
Total Tips : 102
Apollon were defeated 1-0 unexpectedly in the first game at Lithuania. They underestimated their opponent and that was a mistake. Although they had ball possession, they didn't manage to score. It worths to be mentioned that the game was interrupted for a pretty much time due to rain and the field became like a pond. But this favored the weakest Stumbras. So, while everyone thought that 0-0 would be the final score, Lithuanians' celebrated the winning goal they scored at 91'. Now Apollon have to overturn this score in Cyprus and they have the potential to do so, since the two teams have a huge quality difference.
It's the first time that Stumbras participate in qualification rounds of a European tournament and they managed to have a historical win against a superior opponent. As they were well set and have a good performance they withstood Apollon's pressure, while they even created some chances. In the end they got the win that gives them hope for qualification in the next group stage. It was a win they celebrated properly but now things are going to be difficult in Cyprus since Apollon will exert a lot of pressure on them. They will play defensively, as they did in the first game, and they are expected to have a passive role. Despite their huge win in Lithuania's game, it seems quite difficult to qualify.
Apollon had an unexpected and quite embarrassing defeat in the first game. There is a huge quality difference between the two teams and Apollon outweight in general. Cypriots are expected to be determined to overturn the previous game's result as soon as possible. I think that Apollon will be ahead on the rest, so I will bet on home win in the first half, that I found at 1.53.
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