Betting tips for Apollon vs Lyon - 14.09.2017
The Tsirion Stadium in Limassol is the setting for the first Group E match of the Eurocup, a clash between the home team and French Olympique Lyon. The Apollon Limassol has had to overcome three rounds to reach this group stage. The Cypriots outperformed Moldova's Zaria Balti, who won in both matches (3-0 and 1-2). Scottish Aberdeen was their next rival and despite losing in the first leg in Scotland (2-1), came back home to pass the round (2-0). The Danish Midtjylland made it very difficult in the last round before. In Cyprus, the Apollon won by 3-2 and thanks to a draw to 1 in Denmark, the Cypriots are here.
In the Cypriot 1st Division, Apollon have played only one game of the first three games, tying in their visit to Olympiakos Nicosia (1-1).
Europa League The Olympique Lyon of Bruno Genesio makes his debut in the competition hoping to improve his good performance of the last course, where he was about to dispute the final of Stockholm. The lyonnais team has a budget of 145.65 million euros for this season in which hopes to return to fight for the titles in France, and to return to compete with good note in Europe. The team has entered 102 million euros with sales of the French international striker Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal paid 53 million euros); from midfielder Corentin Tolisso to Bayern Munich in exchange for 41.5 million; the pivot Maxime Gonalons to AS Roma in exchange for 5 million; from Maciej Rybus to Lokomotiv Moscow for 1.75 million; and Mathieu Valbuena to Fenerbahçe for 1.5 million euros more. Six are the reinforcements of the equipment in this summer market: the end Bertrand Traore, fichado of Chelsea in exchange of 10 million euros; the Real Madrid striker Mariano Díaz; the central Besiktas, Marcelo; the lateral Ferland Mendy, from Le Havre; the Brazilian left-back Marçal, coming from Benfica; and the right-back Ajax Kenny Tete.
The lyonnaise team are third in Ligue 1, winning 3 wins and 2 draws in the first 5 games, remaining 4 points behind the intractable PSG of Neymar Jr. and Mbappe. Genesio's men opened the season with a 4-0 win over Strasbourg, before beating Rennes home (0-2). The tie against Girondins at home broke the team's good pace (3-3), continuing with the goalless draw in their visit to Nantes by Claudio Ranieri (0-0). This weekend, in an exciting match, they beat Guingamp 2-1.
Two former players of the Santander League, like Mariano Diaz and Nabil Fekir added 4 goals in these first 5 days.
It will be the first official match between both teams. A priori, the French are superior, having a quartet of attack of first level, enough to win the match by more than a goal of advantage.
Apollon vs Lyon Prediction: X/2 5.00
Apollon vs Lyon betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Apollon vs Lyon final score recommendations: 1-2 10.00