Astana vs APOEL Europa League Prediction
After dismissing in the first and second qualifying rounds of the Champions League the teams of Sutjeska and from the Midtjylland, Astana could not resist the superiority of Dynamo Zagreb (who ended up eliminated in the playoff by the Young Boys), lost even 3-0 in the two-legged third qualifying round and was tossed into this UEFA Europa League group stage playoff.
In the first leg, Astana lost to Cyprus 1-0 with APOEL, who scored the winning goal in the 79th minute in a balanced game.
After that, the Kazakh lineup received and beat Kyzyl-Zhar 3-0 for the championship, in a game where the Ukrainian Grigorchuk made some savings, eventually not experiencing difficulties in any of the ways to beat the formation that fights for maintenance in the championship of Kazakhstan.
APOEL Nicosia fell surprisingly in the first qualifying round of the Champions League, at the foot of the Suduva, and since then all the official matches they played were for the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, having delayed their debut in the Cypriot championship, which started last weekend, to be fully concentrated on this tie with Astana.
The Cypriots eliminated Flora (5-0 at home, 0-2 away) and Hapoel Be’er Sheva (2-2 away, 3-1 at home).
In spite of being in front of the tie and to be able to enjoy it in this second hand, especially in psychological terms, but also by the strategy it will seek to implement in the field, which should be based on withdrawing its pressure lines and try to exploit in counter-attack the space that Astana can offer due to a forcibly offensive stance at some point in the game to get ahead, I think the Kazakhs have a say here. The home team is very strong, the supporters create a difficult environment for opponents and I think APOEL will play a heat with this weight outside the home will succumb.
Football Prediction Astana vs APOEL
Astana has quality in the offensive moment of their game, will press high, dominate in possession of the ball and will have opportunities to score either in construction, either by means of standing balls. Midway through the team is another of the very effective weapons and I believe that the Grigorchuk set will even go ahead and ensure the qualification in the 90 minutes.
Betting Prediction: Astana