Football prediction tips for APOEL Nicosia vs FC Qarabag
APOEL Nicosia hosts FK Qarabag in the first match between the two teams from the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The match will be played on Wednesday, August 6, starting at 6pm UK at GSP Stadium.
APOEL Nicosia comes in as a favorite in the meeting and is expected to achieve home success, with which to take an advance before the Azerbaijan rematch in a week. The Cypriot champion has ambitions to qualify for the Champions League group stage, but will he be able to handle the challenge and reach the playoffs of the tournament?
APOEL did not leave Sutjeska’s chances last round, winning 3-0 at home and 1-0 away. The Cyprus team made strong defensive games, but now they have a stronger rival. Sutjeska is well below Qarabag’s level, so we can expect to see an APOEL Nicosia team in goal. However, the hosts will try to keep the net dry at home. The Cypriot team did not allow a hit in their last two Champions League households, most recently Real Madrid signing at GSP Stadium in a 6-0 victory in the group stage of the 2017/18 season.
Qarabag’s team convinced themselves in a rematch with the Irish Dundalk and won the match 3-0. In the first away match, the champion of Azerbaijan made a draw 1:1. Dundalk confronted his rival on his own pitch, but Qarabag’s team outscored their Irish opponent with no problems at home. Qarabag will now have an even harder time as APOEL Nicosia has made a name for itself in the Champions League in recent years. In the last five seasons, APOEL Nicosia has twice reached the group stage of the competition. During the same period, the Qarabag team has one of the 32 best teams in Europe. In our’s football prediction tips, APOEL Nicosia will succeed in this meeting and take an advance before the Baku rematch.