APOEL come up against visiting side Doxa Katokopia at GSP Stadium in the First Division meeting on Sunday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for APOEL v Doxa Katokopia (including the best match odds).
APOEL will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 1-0 First Division loss in their previous game against Aris Limassol.
Artem Shumanskiy (75') was the scorer for Aris Limassol.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that much respect should be given to the APOEL defence. APOEL have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last six games standing at 2. We will have to find out if that trend can be sustained here.
In their last fixture, Doxa Katokopia drew 2-2 in the First Division match with Karmiotissa.
For Doxa Katokopia, the goals were scored by Dimitar Velkovski (18'), Nikola Trujić (22') and Evangelis Kyriakou (38' Own goal).
The attacking players from Doxa Katokopia have been starved of goals in their past 6 clashes, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those fixtures, Doxa have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 14.
Their past results show that Doxa Katokopia:
- haven't beaten APOEL in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 19/03/2021 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Doxa Katokopia. They have not been able to get themselves any wins at all while APOEL have been the better of the two, getting wins in 67% of those ties.
A total of 13 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from Thrylos and 4 belonging to Doxa. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league contest between the two was First Division match day 24 on 19/02/2023 when it finished APOEL 1-1 Doxa Katokopia.
Team News: APOEL
Christos Wheeler (Knee surgery), Lasha Dvali (Muscle injury) and El Fardou Ben (Achilles tendon surgery) are unavailable for APOEL manager Savvas Poursaitidis.
Team News: Doxa Katokopia
Due to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Doxa Katokopia manager Marinos Satsias doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We’re of the opinion that APOEL can and should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
Conversely, Doxa Katokopia could well struggle to find the back of the net but we do fancy them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a 3-1 winning margin for APOEL come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GSP Stadium (22,859)
Captain: Georgios Efrem
Chairman: Prodromos Petrides
Manager: Savvas Poursaitidis
Competitions: First Division position 2, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)