Our football match prediction:
Borussia Dortmund face a must-win situation in Tuesday’s football game against APOEL. The Millionaires suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid in the first two group games and, no doubt, they will go all guns blazing at the Cypriotes when the two teams face each other at Neo GSP. The Bundesliga side have been scoring goals for fun in the national championship this term and Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. APOEL are seen as huge underdogs in Tuesday’s clash against Borussia Dortmund and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp in Group H. The Cypriotes failed to find the net in previous three games in the elite competition and that is yet another reason why home win should not be considered. Taking everything into account, we predict that the Millionaires will record their first win of the process in Nicosia.
Highligted Player (Georgios Efrem):
Born in Limassol, Cyprus on 5 July, 1989 Georgios Efrem played for his hometown club Apollon Limassol during his youth career, but in 2004 he joined Premier League club Arsenal at the age of 15. In 2007 he moved to Rangers, but he didn’t see any game action with the Gers at senior level. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well, returned to Cyprus in 2009, signing a deal with Omonia. After scoring 25 goals in 134 league appearances for the club, the 171-cm-tall footballer joined fellow Cypriot outfit APOEL on 6 June, 2014. Efrem made his debut for the club against Helsinki on 30 July, 2014 in the Europa League qualifying match. It has to be noted that he was named the best player of the 2015/2016 Cypriot First Division campaign. The APOEL winger made his Cyprus debut on 3 March, 2010 in a goalless draw with Iceland. Four years later he scored his first ever hat-trick for the Cypriot national team in a 5-0 triumph over Andorra.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.