APOEL vs Omonia Nicosia preview: Cyprus Cup Quarter-finals leg 1 of 2

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Competition: Cyprus Cyprus Cup
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 16:30 (UTC)
Venue: Neo GSP (22859 seats)

The league table is allowed to rest as APOEL and Omonia Nicosia battle for Cyprus Cup honors in this first Quarter-finals leg of two fixtures.

It's no vacation for neither APOEL nor Omonia Nicosia as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

These teams are so close in distance that this match is special, a derby with local pride the main prize.

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APOEL form and stats

Last season, APOEL's Cyprus Cup journey ended in the 2nd round against Apollon.

APOEL have collected 16 points from their 1. Division home games so far after 4-4-5.

Ahead of that match, APOEL won a home game hosting Nea Salamis (3-1).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how APOEL have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won two, drawn five and lost two.

APOEL are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 15 goals in 13 games. APOEL have conceded 15 in these home matches.

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Omonia Nicosia form and stats

Nicosia was sent out of Cyprus Cup in the quarter-finals last season.

Playing away, Omonia Nicosia have won 7 games, drawn 4 and suffered 2 defeats in the 1. Division this season. Things are running smoothly for Nicosia who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 16 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Nea Salamis. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Nea Salamis game have they lost an away game, meaning Nicosia has taken points from eight away matches in a row.

422 minutes! That's how long the Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper Charalambos Kyriakides and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Prior to that result Omonia Nicosia won their away game at Ermis in the 1. Division. The scoreline was 2-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Omonia Nicosia in our archives, and the results are: one win for Nicosia, three draws and zero defeats.

Nicosia are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 24 times in 13 away games so far. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far). There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: five - three - two (APOEL wins - draws - Omonia Nicosia wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Omonia NicosiaE. Asante
E. Asante
8 goals
Omonia NicosiaF. Papoulis
F. Papoulis
7 goals
APOELV. Klonaridis
V. Klonaridis
5 goals

APOEL missing players

Omonia Nicosia missing players

APOEL Omonia Nicosia
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   12 25
9 5   Won W   6 13
5 3   Drew D   2 6
11 5   Lost L   4 6
29 15   Scored S   20 36
27 14   Conceded C   11 19
88% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   92% 84%
64% 69%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   75% 72%
40% 38%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   58% 48%
20% 15%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   17% 8%
12% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   8% 4%
32% 38%   BTTS BTTS   33% 36%
32% 31%   Clean Sheets C S   50% 52%
48% 38%   Failed to Score F T   25% 28%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.4 2.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.6 1.5
2 2   Red cards R C   0 1
 
9.3 8.8   Shots (avg) S (   10.5 9.9
4.1 4.5   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.6 4.3
28% 26%   Goal Efficiency G E   36% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Omonia Nicosia 26 16 8 2 43 13 13 9 4 0 19 4 13 7 4 2 24 9 30 56
2 AEL 25 16 4 5 43 22 13 12 1 0 32 8 12 4 3 5 11 14 21 52
3 Apollon 25 15 6 4 50 21 12 8 2 2 22 9 13 7 4 2 28 12 29 51
4 Anorthosis 26 15 6 5 37 21 13 10 2 1 21 8 13 5 4 4 16 13 16 51
5 AEK Larnaca 26 12 5 9 36 25 13 8 2 3 21 10 13 4 3 6 15 15 11 41
6 Olympiakos 26 10 4 12 27 38 13 4 2 7 12 17 13 6 2 5 15 21 -11 34
7 APOEL 26 8 6 12 27 31 13 4 4 5 15 15 13 4 2 7 12 16 -4 30
8 Doxa 26 7 9 10 24 32 13 5 5 3 14 13 13 2 4 7 10 19 -8 30
9 Paphos 25 7 8 10 27 26 12 6 3 3 22 14 13 1 5 7 5 12 1 29
10 Nea Salamis 26 8 5 13 29 38 13 5 3 5 20 19 13 3 2 8 9 19 -9 29
11 Enosis 25 6 6 13 21 37 13 3 4 6 10 18 12 3 2 7 11 19 -16 24
12 Ermis 25 5 9 11 17 35 13 2 6 5 10 19 12 3 3 6 7 16 -18 24
13 Ethnikos Achna 25 5 7 13 22 41 12 3 2 7 10 19 13 2 5 6 12 22 -19 22
14 Karmiotissa 26 3 9 14 22 45 13 2 6 5 8 16 13 1 3 9 14 29 -23 18