Apollon Limassol vs. Olympiacos, UEFA Europa League 2022/23 Playoffs Leg 1: Date and Time, Where to watch, Team News, Probable Playing XI and predictions
Date and Time: August 18, 2022, @10:30 PM IST
Venue: Tsirion Athlítiko Kentro
Apollon Limassol vs. Olympiacos: Where to watch?
Apollon Limassol vs. Olympiacos: Team News
Midfielder Ilian Iliev, who is 22 years old and plays for Apollon Limassol, will not be able to play since he is still working his way back to full health after sustaining a metatarsal fracture back in April.
The veteran attacker Nicolas Diguiny did not participate in the cup win over Omonia Nicosia the last time out, and the 34-year-participation old’s in Thursday’s matchup is a significant question mark.
Garry Rodrigues, who scored five goals in 19 league games for Olympiacos in the previous season, is now out with an injury and the team will need to find a way to play without him.
Sime Vrsaljko, who was only just acquired from Spanish powerhouse Atletico Madrid, is also going to sit out his third consecutive game because of an injury he sustained in July while playing for Maccabi Haifa.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos, a former Arsenal defender who is now 34 years old and is dealing with a muscular ailment, did not play in the second leg of the tie against Slovan Bratislava and is a significant question mark for the home team.
Apollon Limassol vs. Olympiacos: Probable Playing XI
Apollon Limassol Probable Playing XI:
Jovanovic; Peybernes, Kyriakou, Roberge, Khanmas; Va, Coll, Ongenda, Pittas; Diguiny, Janga
Olympiacos Probable Playing XI:
Vaclik; Pipa, Ba, Cisse, Reabciuk; Valbuena, Kunde, M’Vila; Zinckernagel, El-Arabi, Randelovic
As a result of their victory in the Super Cup, Apollon Limassol will enter their match on Thursday with sky-high confidence as they attempt to win their third consecutive game across all competitions. We predict that the team from Cyprus will emerge victorious in front of their home supporters when they take on an opponent that is currently in a difficult position and whose opponent’s past five games have resulted in just one victory for their team.
We expect a scoreline of Apollon Limassol 4-2 Olympiacos