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Cyprus 1st Division previews: Saturday 2 February


Cyprus 1st Division previews Saturday 2 February: Big Derby Anorthosis vs Apollon

Its Game Week 19 in the Cyprus 1st Division and on Saturday we have two matches. This could be a crucial round for APOEL who needs to bounce back with a win against FC Pafos. In the other game Anorthosis will try to earn the double against Apollon.

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Saturday 2 February

APOEL vs FC Pafos 17:00 GSP Stadium, Nicosia
1.19 – 5.40 – 17.50 -Bet NOW with Winmasters

League leaders suffered a 0-0 result last Monday against Alki which saw their lead cut down to only 2 points. Now they need to bounce back immediately against a tough FC Pafos team who beat the other Nicosia giants Omonia in the last round.

APOEL´s problems against well organised defenses just showed in their last game. They lacked the final ball and they especially lacked Moussa Al-Tamari who should return in this game. APOEL cannot afford to drop more points against bottom half teams and despite FC Pafos playing well against the bigger team, their away form is poor.

Pafos has only won once on the road this season and despite that being on this same stadium (Omonia 2-4), history will most likely not repeat itself. Pafos has lost 5-1 to Apollon, 3-0 to Nea Salamina and 3-0 to AEK this season. Those are the type of results we are looking here now also.

Prediction:

APOEL to win by at least 3 goals.

Anorthosis vs Apollon 19:00 Stadio Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca
3.70 – 3.55 – 1.90 -Bet NOW with Winmasters

Anorthosis is in poor form at the moment but then again, they were also in poor form when they beat Apollon in Limassol earlier in the season. Still Anorthosis has dropped to 6th position and they might even drop out of the top-6 before the regular season is out (4 rounds). Apollon has lost only once away game this season (APOEL) but they have played 3 draws in their 8 games so the win might not be that easy. They need the win though as they cannot afford APOEL to increase the gap at the top.

Anorthosis is struggling at the moment. They got knocked out of the Cup by Enosis and their last two away games have ended in 4-0 and 3-0 losses to APOEL and AEK. At home they are undefeated (4W 2D) in their last 6 games but the performances have not been that good. They have lost all of their home games this season to other big teams (AEL, APOEL, AEK) by exactly 1 goal.

Apollon is chasing for the title this season, but those away draws have kept them behind APOEL still. They were the better team against Anorthosis in their first meeting but Anorthosis was just more efficient. Apollon cannot afford for that now.

Prediction:

Apollon to win



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