Sutjeska Niksic vs APOEL Nicosia Match Info
Date: Tuesday July 23 2019
Kick-off time: 7.15pm BST
Venue: Stadion Gradski Niksic
Referee: Istvan Vad (Hungary)
Sutjeska Niksic vs APOEL Nicosia Head-To-Head Record
No previous competitive matches
Sutjeska Niksic vs APOEL Nicosia Stats
- Neither of these clubs has ever previously played a team from their opponents’ country in a European competition
- APOEL Nicosia have not won any of their last nine away matches in Europe (six defeats, three draws)
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in all of Sutjeska’s last six European games
Sutjeska Niksic vs APOEL Nicosia Match Preview
APOEL Nicosia’s recent away record in Europe has been poor (see stats above) but they are fancied to improve it with a victory in Montenegro.
In their last 13 road trips in UEFA competitions, the reigning Cypriot champions have won only once and that was in Luxembourg the season before last.
But APOEL, who have reached the Champions League group stage four times in the previous 10 campaigns, have a much stronger continental pedigree than Sutjeska Niksic because the Montenegrin club’s only success in Europe before this season had been when they advanced from an Intertoto Cup tie in 2003.
In fairness, Sutjeska have already smashed that achievement out of the ballpark this term because they came through their opening tie against Slovan Bratislava on penalties after a pair of 1-1 draws, in both matches scoring a last-gasp equaliser.
Back-to-back winners of their domestic league, Sutjeska have not yet begun their defence of the title and so they will not have too much of a fitness advantage over APOEL, who have played four warm-up friendly matches.
Managed by Paolo Tramezzani, who had a brief spell as a player with Tottenham, APOEL’s squad looks to have significantly more quality than Sutjeska’s and they are backed to gain a comfortable advantage to take back to Cyprus next week.
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Sutjeska Niksic vs APOEL Nicosia Betting Tips
APOEL Nicosia to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 21/20 with Coral
APOEL Nicosia to win to nil @ 5/4 with William Hill