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Cyprus 1st Division previews: Sunday 27 January


Cyprus 1st Division previews Sunday 27 January: Can AEK leap from Anorthosis in the standings?

There are two matches in the Cyprus 1st Division on Sunday with the big game starting already at 16 between AEK and Anorthosis. Enosis will try to to use the confidence boost they got from knocking out Anorthosis from the Cup in their game against AEL.

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Sunday 27 January

AEK vs Anorthosis 16:00 AEK Arena, Larnaca
2.15 – 3.40 – 2.95 -Bet NOW with Winmasters

This is a big derby and not just because they both play in Larnaca, but also because both are fighting for a Top-6 position before the regular season ends. AEK is currently 6th and 1 point behind 4th placed Anorthosis.

AEK will need a win here as they will still have two very difficult away games before the regular season ends against AEL and APOEL. AEK has struggled, but they just changed their head coach back to Idiakez and that already boosted them to stop their long streak without wins and beat Doxa 0-5 on Monday. This was a huge win and they are full of confidence again. AEK is 3-3-2 at home this season.

Anorthosis beat AEK in the first time they played at this AEK Arena in the Cup 1-3, but they are yet to beat them in this arena in the league. The last two games have ended up in a draw which would be a bad result for both teams. Anorthosis will be the team that lacks confidence at the moment as they got knocked out from the Cyprus Cup this week with a 0-0 draw with Enosis. They were the favourite to go through so it was a disappointing performance and they have one less opportunity to make it into Europe. Anorthosis lost 4-0 to APOEL in their last away match but that is their only away loss this season with a 3-4-1 record.

Prediction:

Neither team will want to lose this so the main pick here is a draw.

Enosis vs AEL 18:00 Stadio Tasos Markou, Paralimni
4.40 – 3.60 – 1.74 -Bet NOW with Winmasters

Enosis has gone 6 games without a win (3D 3L) but in the Cup they went through by knocking out Anorthosis. Enosis is 11th at the moment so points are needed. AEL is currently 3rd in the league and 4 points behind leaders APOEL after their loss to the Nicosia team last week.

Enosis is very strong at home at the Tasos Markou where they have earned 11 points from 8 games. This includes a win over AEK and two good draws against Anorthosis and Omonia. They have struggled to score in their last 3 home games where they lost to Doxa (0-1) and Apollon (0-2) and drew with Omonia (1-1). The Cup success though might give them a boost into this match or then again, it might have made them more tired.

AEL lost narrowly to APOEL 0-1 in their last match but before that they had beaten Alki and Pafos. AEL has actually been really good against bottom half teams winning all those matches this season so far. AEL has one of the best away records this season with 6-1-1 with their only loss coming against Nea Salamina (4-1).

Prediction:

AEL is really good in putting these games away. AEL to win and under 2.5 goals.



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