Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when F91 Dudelange and APOEL take on each other at Stade Josy Barthel II in what is expected to be a very entertaining game. Both teams are still in the race for a place in the Europa League last 32, but given Dudelange’s poor form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Cypriotes. APOEL proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Qarabag, and they are now on a quest to get their revenge on the Luxembourg champions for the shocking 4-3 loss at Neo GSP.
F91 Dudelange experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-2 loss to Sevilla, which is probably the main reason why we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from Thursday’s clash. Lucas Souza found the net in the 2-1 win over Qarabag, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Charles Morren):
Charles Morren is a Belgian footballer who plays for Luxembourg side Dudelange as a midfielder. Morren started his senior career at Lessines-Ollign and in July, 2014 he moved to fellow Belgian side Saint Gilloise. In 2019 he moved to F91 Dudelange and he has been playing for the most successful Luxembourg club ever since.
In the 2019/2020 season Charles Morren helped Dudelange book their place in the Europa League group stages as they outplayed Ararat-Armenia in the play-offs. It has to be noted that he made six appearances for Emilio Ferrera’s troops in the 2019/2020 Europa League qualifiers.
Dudelange were placed in group A alongside APOEL, Qarabag and Sevilla. Morren’s main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Dudelange footballer has yet to make his debut with Belgium national team. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (APOEL):
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.