Match Preview: APOEL 3-4 Dudelange Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League

APOEL – Dudelange betting tips for today, September 19, 2019

Kick-off: 17:55 APOEL – Dudelange
Football: Europa League – Group Stage – Round 1
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 3:4 LOST

Match Preview

Cypriot champions APOEL have seen all four of their competitive victories this season come ‘to nil’, as well as their two previous European H2Hs versus Dudelange – both being won by a 1-0 scoreline. This game looks set for at least one clean sheet then, especially as both teams have scored in just one of APOEL’s last seven Europa League (EL) fixtures in Cyprus (W6, L1).
The 28-time national champions have won their last three EL group stage fixtures in Nicosia, and have kept a clean sheet in three of their four competitive home games this season (W2, D1, L1), including a goalless draw versus Dutch giants Ajax in Champions League qualifying last month.
Last season, Dudelange became the first team from Luxembourg to reach a European group stage, but subsequently picked up just one point (D1, L5). However, they did famously lead 2-1 at the San Siro versus AC Milan last term before succumbing to a 5-2 defeat, partly due to two own goals.
Usually good for a goal, the 15-time champions of Luxembourg have scored in all eight of their UEFA fixtures this season (W4, D3, L1), although they were losing 1-0 at half-time in three of their four on the road, and have failed to score a first-half away goal in Europe since that match versus Milan.
Players to watch: APOEL’s Andrija Pavlović scored a hat-trick during CL qualifying in July – each of the last 22 games he’s scored in produced over 2.5 goals.
Danel Sinani has four goals across his last three European games – he was Dudelange’s first goalscorer in all three matches.
Stat attack: Both teams have scored in just two of APOEL’s last 12 fixtures.
Dudelange have conceded the opener in their last six games.
APOEL’s last five home victories have come via at least a three-goal margin.