Apollon Limassol vs Lazio
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 29 November 2018
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Apollon Limassol are playing their last home game in this group, hosting a team that has already qualified for the last-32 of the competition, so this looks like a decent opportunity to add a point to their poor tally. They are on just one, the one they earned against Olympique Marseille back in October, at home (2-2). This has been a… source of experiences for Apollon’s players, testing themselves against a super in-form Eintracht, an Italian football great like Lazio, and historic Marseille. No one expected them to qualify, it was a tough group to start with, but still, they want to finish on a high, preferably earning what would be for them a memorable win (over such a big rival as Lazio). They’ve won their last two games in their championship, in Cyprus. They are leading there, on 22 points, having a game in hand as well.
Lazio have already qualified for the next round, being on nine points, eight ahead of Apollon Limassol and Marseille. Actually, that 2-1 over the French side earlier this month, in Rome, is their last win; right after that, they drew at Sassuolo, and last weekend, following the international break, they drew with AC Milan as well, at home. They are fourth in the Serie A table, on 23 points, far behind leaders Juventus, but either way, I doubt any Lazio fan expected his team to challenge for the title this season. Finishing in the top-4 is the main target, so they play Champions League football next season.
Previous five matches:
Apollon Limassol vs Alki Oroklini 3-0
AE Limassol vs Apollon Limassol 0-3
Apollon Limassol vs Eintracht Frankfurt 2-3
Apollon Limassol vs Anorthosis 1-2
Doxa vs Apollon Limassol 1-1
Lazio vs AC Milan 1-1
Sassuolo vs Lazio 1-1
Lazio vs Marseille 2-1
Lazio vs SPAL 4-1
Lazio vs Inter Milan 0-3
Apollon’s next game is at APOEL, on Monday (Cyprus championship). Lazio are visiting Chievo Verona on Sunday (Italy Serie A).
Apollon Limassol vs Lazio: Head to head Stats
Apollon hosted Lazio back in 2013. That game ended in a goalless draw.
Apollon Limassol vs Lazio: Prediction
I’m going against the odds, backing the enthusiastic hosts to produce a surprise.
Apollon Limassol vs Lazio: Betting Tips
Apollon’s double chance at 2.10 is my main tip. For the super conservatives ones, their 1.5 Asian handicap is at 1.40. “Both teams to score” is my second tip, at 1.75.