Slavia Prague – APOEL: Preview & Prediction
Slavia Prague the Czechs who returned to be champions in the Czech League regained some prestige and set up a good team. They are hoping to enter the group stage of the Champions League, something that has not happened for many years.
Slavia have already entered the previous round of the Champions League in which they beat Bate Borisov 1-0 and away from home they lost 2-1 which earned them to enter this Play Off by the away goal.
In Cyprus they lost 2-0 in a poor start of game in which the first 10 minutes suffered the 2 goals. The team felt the touch of that defeat and for the Czech championship tied for zero in Bohemians and can lose points for the first place.
Apoel the Cypriots failed to gain access to the Champions League last season after having lost in the Champions League Play-Off on a very well balanced tie.
This year already eliminated the Dudelange after they have won both meetings and then eliminated the Romanian champion Viitorul with 1-0 defeat away from home, 1-0 win at home and in extra time won by 4-0 final result.
In this Play Off they entered very strong with good dynamics of game and in the 10 minutes they already beat Slavia 2-0 at home.
They endured the result to the end revealing good defensive consistency. They are a team that know how to defend and play in low blocks. It will surely be the strategy in the Czech Republic.
Slavia Prague vs Apoel:
Slavia Prague will find it difficult to pass the defensive wall of the Cypriots who defend well and who are very cohesive to defend in their last stronghold. Of course and by force of circumstances, Slavia will play in a more offensive,
To seek to play in the entire field while Apoel will play more defensive and exploit against attacks.
The first half must have no goals or if it has a maximum of 1. I do not see Slavia making 2 goals or scoring one and suffering another in the first 45 minutes. I like this Less than 1.5 HT goals that should be won based on the defensive solidity of the Cypriots.
Slavia Prague – APOEL: Betting Tips
Slavia Prague win – Odds: 1.60
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.00