Match Venue: GSP Stadium
Match Date: 24 February 2017
12BET (Football Tips) It was an intense first round for APOEL Nicosia and Athletic Club, the stage is about to be set on fire as both teams have the same goal and that is to advance in the next round.
Head to Head Matches
16/02/2017 Athletic Club 3:2 APOEL Nicosia
The Cypriots side has shown an impressive play as they try to challenge their visitors during their first meet-up. All their efforts have somehow works as they run away with two goals although the rally ended in favor of their contenders.
Giannis Gianniotas have set the bar on fire after snatching a last minute goal – his impressive stunt is expected to continue on round two. Thomas Christiansen men will probably use their home turf advantage and at the same time step-up their games just to thrash down their intruders.
The Spanish side is in serious danger considering their poor record away from home. It was indeed a narrow win for them and just like the hosts Athletic Club will have to level-up their game play. Ernesto Valverde’s men should keep an eye on the net and have a better tactic.
Working as one will be the key and at the same time a good counter attack to answer back the goals that the opposition side will use.
Never underestimate a small powerhouse like APOEL Nicosia as they have shown that they can surpass the heat of any big teams just to obtain their goal. Experience and confidence might be the edge of Athletic Bilbao but it seems like luck won’t be in favor of them this time.
Athletic Club 2.02
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