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Cyprus 1st Division previews Sunday 10 February


Cyprus 1st Division previews Saturday 9 February: Big games today

Its Game Week 20 in the Cyprus 1st Division and on Sunday we have three matches. APOEL will visit Paralimni in the early game. Omonia has a must win game against Doxa and AEK will host Alki in the late game.

Sunday 10 February

Enosis vs APOEL 16:00 Stadio Tasos Markou, Paralimni
8.50 – 4.80 – 1.29 -Bet NOW with Winmasters

With Apollon and AEL playing a draw yesterday, APOEL now has a chance to go 3 points ahead at the top. It will not be easy though against a pretty good home side Enosis who themselves want to increase the gap to the relegation zone.

Enosis got a big win last weekend as they beat Alki Oroklini 1-2. At home they had been good, but they have lost their last two at the Tasos Markou. 0-1 to Doxa and 1-2 to AEL. They have a 3-2-4 record at the moment at home. Enosis will miss their goalkeeper Klaiman from this man and the youngster Petrou will start for his first match this season. Starting line-up: Petrou – Sarr, Shcherbakov, Kosma, Hambardzumyan, Oliva, Vallianos, Glavina, Fytanidis, Maisuradze, Gozlan

APOEL need a win here. Not just because of the 3 point gap but also for their psychology as they have failed to lose their last two home games against opposition that they were expected to beat easily. They are yet again struggling offensively against deep defending team which is strange as they have Moussa Al-Tamari back. He is a player who can open defenses but has not yet been at his best since returning from the Asian Cup. APOEL has been the best away team in the league so far with a 7-1-1 record. Their only loss on the road coming against AEK. APOEL starting line-up: Waterman – Ioannou, Merkis, Vouros, Caju – Morais, Souza – Jakolic, Zahid, Al-Tamari – Natel

Prediction:

Enosis line-up looks quite week so APOEL to win by at least 3 goals.

Omonia vs Doxa 17:00 GSP Stadium, Nicosia
1.44 – 4.10 – 7.25 -Bet NOW with Winmasters

Important match for the hosts who are desperate to get into the Top-6. With Nea Salamina losing yesterday, they have a chance to cut the deficit to 1 point with 2 rounds still remaining. Doxa still needs points for the relegation battle but they are fairly safe at the moment.

Omonia got a big win last weekend over Ermis which still kept them in the hunt for a top-6 spot. They are already knocked out from the cup so that is their only chance to try and get into Europe. Omonia is a good home team with a 5-1-3 record and they already beat Doxa once this season so they will look to do that again here.

Doxa will struggle this season. Their main striker Berat Sadik left to Spain and their offense is no longer that good anymore. At the moment they look like a very average team. Their away form is 2-1-6 with their only wins coming against APOEL and Enosis. They will only miss Artabe and they get back some important players like Pavlov and Muchtaris to this match.

Prediction:

Omonia to win by at least 2 goals

AEK vs Alki 18:00 AEK Arena, Larnaca
1.21 – 5.90 – 12.00 -Bet NOW with Winmasters

AEK has gotten their mojo back since their change in head coach and they are now favourites to get the 4th position this season. Alki has not won in a while and they have dropped to 10th position.

The biggest change since the new head coach has been that they are more offensive now. AEK likes to attack and the players play better like that. Now they also have three new players who have given a spark to the team. Sastre, Suarez and Aquino are all good players and it would not be surprising if they can even challenge the top-3 still this season if any of them would fall into bad form. This game will be difficult though due to absentees. AEK will be without Hevel, Tete and Garcia due to suspension and Taulemesse and Gonzales due to injuries. Sastre ad Ioannou are doubts also.

Alki Oroklini has played some close games recently and gotten a couple of good results like away draws against Anorthosis and APOEL. Now though, the offensive line of AEK might be too strong. Alki is 2-2-5 on the road this season. Alki will be without Ivan Carlos who is suspended. He is an important offensive player and he will be difficult to replace.


Prediction:

With AEK missing key players and Alki missing main offensive player, the main pick is under 2.5 goals.



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