APOEL Nicosia v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
September 26, 2017
GSP Stadium - Champions League
Tottenham travel to Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday night, looking to secure back-to back Champions League wins.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have never faced APOEL Nicosia before in competitive action, however this is Tottenham’s fourth game against Cypriot opposition in Europe. Spurs beat Anorthosis Famagusta 6-1 in the 2007-08 UEFA Cup at home, before a 1-1 draw away. They also beat APOEL’s rivals Limassol 3-0 at home and 2-1 away in the 2014-15 Europa League.
Tottenham have a number of injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s clash, with changes expected in midfield following their weekend win against West Ham. Christian Eriksen is ruled out with an illness, as is fellow midfielder Mousa Dembele- who is still sidelined with an ankle injury.
Victor Wanyama is still weeks away from a first team return following a knee injury, with full back Danny Rose also out until the middle of October with a similar injury.
These injuries could hand a start to youngsters including Harry Winks, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Luke Amos as Pochettino shuffles his pack.
APOEL will be hoping that veteran striker Igor de Camargo can rediscover his scoring touch on Tuesday, as the Cypriot side are without a goal in their last three games in all competitions.
APOEL Nicosia v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Tottenham were excellent in their opening Champions League fixture, beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1, alongside consistent recent domestic form in beating West Ham and Everton. APOEL should pose little problem to Pochettino’s team, and a win should be a formality- priced at 1/3.
Given the fact that this group could be very tight in terms of qualification, Tottenham will want to boost their goal difference on Tuesday, and an over 2.5 goals bet is priced at 8/11.
Tottenham to win 3-0 at 13/2
The recent form shown by Tottenham, matched with the low level opposition, should have Spurs fans in for a relatively simple evening. With the firepower of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min will mean that goals are an almost guarantee.
Harry Kane to score first at 5/2
Kane is in red hot form in recent weeks, with six goals in his last four games in all competitions- including two against West Ham at the weekend. His aerial threat and ruthlessness in front of goal will be a big concern for APOEL.