Slovan Liberec and APOEL face at Stadion u Nisy, in a match for this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct encounter. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams show significantly different results in their home and away matches.
The home team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs) after having played in previous qualifiers with: FCSB and Riteriai. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when playing against their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have registered 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 24 conceded, against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at home, with 32 goals scored and 16 conceded. In their last match, for the Czech Liga, they lost against Pardubice by (3‑0). In the last 10 home matches Slovan Liberec has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency for goals in their matches, since 24 of the last 25 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 18 of the last 25 have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Slovan Liberec comes to this game with a 3-0 setback in their trip to the Pardubice field, in a game counting for the Czech Republic Championship. Note that the Czechs beat Steua Bucharest, 0-2, in the last round of the Europa League. The team led by Pavel Hoftych is a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the aim of trying to catch their opponent through the counterattack. Jhon Mosquera and Yusuf are the most important players in the team's tactical scheme, both being very fast and strong in finishing. For this game, the home manager can count on all his players.
The away team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑
offs) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Zrinjski, Kaisar
and Gjilani. This is a stronger team when playing at their stadium, as
in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a
visitor; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the
last 10 away matches in all competitions, APOEL has won 4, drawn 2 and
lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8
of the last 10 games.
APOEL enters this game with a triumph, on penalties, receiving Zrinjski, after a 2-2 draw at the end of the 120 ': the team's goals were signed by Omer Atzili and Atdhe Nuhiu. In this match against Slovan Liberec, coach Marinos Ouzounidis must maintain the 4-3-3 favoring a more cautious style of play, attacking through the side aisles: Ghayas Zahid, Atdhe Nuhiu and Ndongala must compose the attack of the visiting team. It should be noted that visitors have quality in the offensive sector. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
FC Slovan Liberec haven't lost in any of their last 5 home matches.
APOEL Nikosia have a winning streak of 4 matches.
FC Slovan Liberec wins 1st half in 31% of their matches, APOEL Nikosia in 31% of their matches.
FC Slovan Liberec wins 31% of halftimes, APOEL Nikosia wins 31%.
APOEL Nikosia's performance of the last 5 matches is better than FC Slovan Liberec's.
FC Slovan Liberec scores 2.59 goals when playing at home and APOEL Nikosia scores 1.14 goals when playing away (on average).
When FC Slovan Liberec leads 1-0 at home, they win in 85% of their matches.
When APOEL Nikosia leads 0-1 away, they win in 66% of their matches.
When FC Slovan Liberec is down 0-1 home, they win 33% of their matches.
When APOEL Nikosia is down 1-0 away, they win 9% of their matches.