Our football match prediction:
Everton will be aiming to bounce back from an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Atalanta when they welcome Apollon at their Goodison Park. The Toffees need to pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match if they are to keep their hopes of advancing to the next phase alive and we predict that the hosts are going to leave their hearts on the field. Wayne Rooney has been struggling to find his best form at the start of the season, but, no doubt, the experienced attacker is capable of making life difficult for the opposition defenders. Apollon were more than fortunate not to suffer a loss to Lyon in their opener, with the team scoring the equalizing goal (1-1) in the dying minutes of the match and we do not believe that the Cypriotes are capable of claiming yet another major scalp in Group E as Everton are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Highlighted Player (Mirallas):
Kevin Mirallas is a Belgian footballer player born on 5th October 1987, who started showing his potential at a very young age. After coming through the youth ranks at Standard Liege, the forward moved to Lille in 2004 and he impressed playing for les Dogues, scoring 10 goals in 76 league appearances. The move to Saint Etienne did not work out as planned, but a two-year stint at Olympiakos that followed helped the player get his career back on track. Having scored 34 goals in 52 league outings, Mirallas decided to join Everton and he enjoyed a bright start to his career in England. However, just like the entire team, the highly rated footballer suffered a serious dip in form and he has struggled for playing time over the last couple of years. Mirallas has made over 50 appearances for the Belgium national team, representing the Red Devils at the 2014 World Cup and Eur0 2016 finals, scoring 9 goals in first 50 caps.
Highlighted Team (Apollon):
Apollon are a Cypriot football club based in Limassol. The Kianolefki wear blue shirts and dark blue shorts when playing at home ground and they welcome their rivals at Tsirion Stadium. The venue can hold up to 13.331 spectators and it was opened in 1975. Apollon Limassol won their first domestic trophy in the 1990/1991 season, with the team finishing the campaign three points clear of second-placed Anorthosis Famagusta. The Kianolefki won their second Cypriot First Division trophy three years later (1993/1994) and they had to wait 12 years before they clinched their third and last domestic title (2005/2006). Speaking of the Cypriot Cup, Apollon Limassol won their ninth trophy in the competition in 2017, with the team beating APOEL in the title game. The club was founded back in April 14, 1954 and it has to be noted that they suffered a loss in each of their eight games in their debut season in the second division.