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Cyprus 1st Division 16 December: Ethnikos Achnas vs Omonoia

Cyprus 1st Division 16 December: Ethnikos Achnas vs Omonoia

Ethnikos Achnas vs Omonoia 17:00 Dasaki Stadium, Achna
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This is a vital match for both teams. Ethnikos is bottom of the league so every match is important for them if they want avoid relegation. Omonoia just changed their head coach and they are currently 8th in the league and this is a must win game for them in order to still have any chances for a European Cup position through the league.

Ethnikos won their first match this season and have failed to win any since. UEFA game them a transfer ban due to financial difficulties and they were unable to strengthen their team during the summer. Because of this, the team lacks depth and is the underdog in every game. They fight but that fight does not show in the points column. The last two games have been encouraging. They lost to a last minute goal against Alki but managed to get an important 0-0 away draw against FC Pafos. They rarely lose by many goals but they still lose. They will miss Papagheorgiou who is injured from this match.

Omonoia suffered a last minute loss against Apollon in their last game on Monday. This meant that from their last 5 games they have gotten only 4 points. They started the season with high ambitions but it has not paid off. Offensively they can score but they have similar defensive problems like they had last season. They are very vulnerable to counter attacks. Now they have a new head coach as Ivaylo Petev took over. He knows Cypriot football having guided AEL to the Champions League just a few years ago. They need to learn how to play better as a team or their season will be over before it even starts. Omonoia will be without Cande, Kanu, Demetriou, Breefeldt and Gonzalez.

Omonoia has played tight games with Ethnikos during the recent seasons. The first match this season ended 2-1 for Omonoia. Last season the teams met 4 times. Omonia won both of the league games with 1 goal and both of the Cup games ended in draws with Omonoia going through with away goals.

Prediction:

Omonoia is by far the better team but defensively Ethnikos has been decent. Main pick is Ethnikos +1.5AH.

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