Apoel v Zenit by DamirJ

Apoel meets Zenit in a group G that consists of Shakhtar and Porto and these two teams. Looking at the group it's quite obvious that this game is already very important for both teams no matter if they are to fight for 2nd position or for 3rd position which leads to Europa League. Apoel had to play qualifying rounds in order to get to the Champions League Group stage, they eliminated Skenderbeu with two wins, Slovan Bratislava, although they drew 0-0 at home and finally, they won against Wisla Krakov 3-2 on aggregate although they lost in Krakow 0-1. Apoel is starting to be regular competitor in European group competitions, but they still need to improve a lot and work a lot in order to be considered as non underdogs. They started their domestic league with a goalless draw against AEK Larnaca and 3-1 win at home over Alki.

Zenit, on the other side, is surely recognized team in Europe and will surely look to get in first two position and make it to the 1/8finals of CL. Russian champion is definitely one class above Cypriot team and whats more, their league is running for months now and they are surely in much better form.

Apoel seems pretty good at home, but it shouldn't be enough for clearly more quality opponents. Russians are by far in better competitive form, and although it will be hot at the stadium tomorrow that will suit Apoel players more and team from Nicosia will be backed with their passionate supporters, odds are still  too good to be missed on Russians as they still posses much better squad, they simply can't lose this one if they are to compete with two other teams for 1/8 CL position.

Pick: Zenit Draw No Bet @ 1.58 Bet365

 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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