After getting battered on the 1st match against Real Madrid, APOEL will now host Tottenham.
The Cypriots know that they have a very hard task in this group.
They have 3 giants on their group that should control the fight for the two qualifying spots and this team isn’t able to pose a threat to them.
For APOEL reaching this group stage was already an achievement. On their path, they have eliminated teams like Dudelange, Vitoruul and Slavia Prague.
APOEL’s team has been super dominant on domestically in recent years, which has always ensured them a spot on the continental tournaments.
However, this season, on the current Cypriot league, they sit only in 11th place, although they do have less matches played than their opponents.
Latest results – APOEL FC:
22.09.2017 D1 Aris Limassol 0-0 APOEL FC
18.09.2017 D1 APOEL FC 0-1 Anorthosis FC
13.09.2017 CL Real Madrid 3-0 APOEL FC
09.09.2017 D1 Nea Salamina 1-4 APOEL FC
26.08.2017 CF EN Paralimni 3-1 APOEL FC
23.08.2017 CLQ Slavia Praha 0-0 APOEL FC
Latest results – Tottenham:
23.09.2017 PR West Ham 2-3 Tottenham
19.09.2017 LC Tottenham 1-0 Barnsley
16.09.2017 PR Tottenham 0-0 Swansea City
13.09.2017 CL Tottenham 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
09.09.2017 PR Everton FC 0-3 Tottenham
27.08.2017 PR Tottenham 1-1 Burnley FC
APOEL vs Tottenham – Betting Tip and Prediction:
After finishing 2nd two times in a row in the Premier League, Tottenham wants to step up. And that can happen through the Champions League.
Last season, they failed to advance in the group stage. This season, they were unlucky once again, ending up in a group with Real Madrid and Dortmund, which makes their task of advancing even trickier.
On the 1st match against the Germans, they got a great result, beating them 3-1. The team now has some absences, such as Lamela, Vertonghen, Delle Ali and Rose.
Clearly the big favourite here is Tottenham. But due to the absences and due to the fact they will play away from home, I expect a more difficult match than what the odds suggest.
I don’t expect a beatdown and therefore I think we will have a low-scoring affair here.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Under 3.5 Goals||