UA-52481335-2 Cyprus 1st Division match previews Sunday 22.9.2019
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Cyprus 1st Division previews Sunday 22 September, 2019

Anorthosis vs FC Pafos 18:00 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium

The big match on Sunday is between two teams desperate to get into the Top-6 this season and even to fight for Euro Cup places. Both teams have changed a lot from last season and have high expectations for this season.

The hosts Anorthosis have started their season with a 0-0 away draw against AEL and beaten Enosis 1-2 in Paralimni. Even though they have only scored 2 goals, they have had chances for more. Now they get in front of their home fans for the first time this season which could give them a huge boost towards the win.

I am sure FC Pafos expected them to have more than 3 points after their first three games but the two losses have come against the big boys AEK and Apollon and in both games they could have gotten something. Now they face another big team in Anorthosis and if they really want to challenge for the Top-6 this season and maybe even more, they need to start getting points from the big boys.

Both teams are able to create plenty of chances so main pick is both teams to score.

Ethnikos Achna vs Nea Salamina 19:00 Dasaki Stadium

Even though neither Ethnikos nor Salamina are expected to fight for the Top-6 places this season, this evening match is vital for the relegation battle. Newly promoted Ethnikos Achna has had a good start so far with 4 points from their two games. Nea Salamina is one point behind having played a game more.

This is a very important match for both teams as they will most likely be in the bottom-6 after the regular season ends. Ethnikos has already had two of these battles and has come away with 4 points. Another win here now would be a huge boost for their main goal of avoiding relegation.

Nea Salamina made it into the Top-6 last season but this season that looks like impossible with many key players leaving and not been replaced properly. They are still a solid outfit and should not have problems in avoiding relegation but still they need to be able to get points from games like this.

Main pick here is both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.

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