Match: APOEL vs. The New Saints (Champions League) Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, 19 July, 2016
Start time: 19:45 UK
On Tuesday evening at “The Pancyprian Gymnastic Association Stadium”, the Cyprus APOEL will take The New Saints in a game second leg from 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League.
The first meeting ended in a 0: 0, which is not something surprising, given the fact that APOEL have only one away win in their last 16 games in the Champions League. The team from Nicosia rely heavily on their home games during 2014/15 season ranked in the group stage of the tournament after outright victories at home in the preliminary rounds over HJK Helsinki and Aalborg. I think the home team will play attacking = from the first minute as they are far more classy team.
The hegemony of the The New Saints in Wales haven’t an end after the team won a sixth consecutive title and again has a chance to shine in the Champions League. TNS started participating in the tournament from the first qualifying round, where they recorded two wins with 2:1 and 3:0 against Tre Penne from San Marino. So for the second year they are in the second qualifying round and will be hoping for a historic feat. Last season the Welsh team was removed from Videoton in this stage of the tournament with a 1:2 on Agg.
In the first match, TNS was outplayed after the situations to score a goal were four times more for Cypriots. I think that in this game in front of their own supporters APOEL will have no problems and win convincingly, which will continue their participation in the Champions League.
Tip: APOEL -1.5 asian handicap @ 1.70 with Bet365