Our football match prediction:
APOEL will be looking to defend their two-goal lead in the tie against Slavia Prague when the two teams face each other at Eden Arena on Wednesday evening. The Cypriotes recorded a 2-0 win over the Czech side in the first leg, but it has to be noted that they had no more than five goal attempts during the match. It is well known that Slavia Prague produce splendid displays on home soil and we predict that the Czechs are going to leave their hearts on the field in Wednesday’s football match. Summer signing Danny should play some part in the return leg and we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. Speaking of the away team, Igor Rinck de Camargo, who scored in the first leg, is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition back line, but, taking everything into account, home win appears on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Dusan Svento):
Born on 1 August 1985 in in Ruzomberok, Dusan Svento spent his early career playing for the club from his hometown, and he didn’t need a lot of time to catch the eye of Slavia Prague scouts. The winger joined the Czech giants in 2005 and went on to score 6 goals in 82 league appearances during the four years at the club. Svento then managed to cash in on his solid showings on domestic stage, signing for free-spending Red Bull Salzburg, and he went on to win three league trophies with his new club, while making over 40 appearances in European competitions. Svento has spent last couple of years at FC Koln, struggling for playing time, and it looks as though he will be forced to leave the Billy Goats in search of regular playing time. Making the biggest impact as a left winger, but also capable of operating at left-back, Svento has been a member of the Slovakia national team since 2006, but he was not always considered first team regular and currently has less than 40 caps to his name.
Highlighted Team (APOEL Nicosia):
APOEL are a Cypriot football club based in Nicosia. The Thrylos were founded on 8 November, 1926 and they won their first league trophy in 1932, defeating AEL Limassol 4-0 in the final. Over the years APOEL have established themselves as one of the best teams in Cyprus and they won their 25th domestic trophy in 2016. The Thrylos participated in the 2014/2015 Champions League group stages, but they failed to make life difficult for the likes of PSG, Ajax and Barcelona, picking up no more than one point from possible 18. APOEL share a great rivalry with Omonia and the meeting between two teams is well known as the Nicosia derby. A number of foreign footballers played for APOEL and it has to be noted that the likes of Daniel Florea, Dudu Biton, Marcos Tavares, Paul Okon, Dragisa Binic, Nenad Milosavljevic, Paulo Costa, Tiago Gomes, Alexandros Tziolis and Fernando Cavenaghi were all part of the team in the past. The colour of APOEL’s home kits is yellow. v