Real Madrid VS APOEL ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Real Madrid vs APOEL
Real Madrid and APOEL play at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in a UEFA Champions League (Group Stage) match. There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 04-04-2012 in a match that ended with the final result: Real Madrid (5-2) APOEL. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / away condition as Real Madrid presents different results at home and abroad.
Real Madrid Team News
The home team make their debut in this edition of the competition, since they did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 13 victories and 2 defeats as a visitor, with 46 goals scored and 19 conceded, against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats at home , with 30 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team arrives in this encounter after a draw at home with Levante by (1-1). Real Madrid won 6, drew 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The team has conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly as they have scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their home games there is a tendency to score goals, as 34 of their last 34 games have finished with over 1.5 goals and 27 in 34 have finished with over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Real Madrid vs APOEL Stats
Real Madrid play their forty-sixth appearance in 2017, which marks their debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League, trying to recover the good football that had been presented to overcome the weak Cyprus team and thus drop with a result positive in the continental tournament. Although he has not won for two games, the team have a good start early in the season, considering all competitions and friendly matches, he has been unbeaten for eight matches, winning six consecutive wins. In the Spanish Championship, after three rounds, the club occupies the seventh position. For this match, the coach should keep the team in the 4-2-3-1 or in the 4-3-3, especially Kroos in the midfield.
APOEL Team News
The visiting team arrives in this group stage after having eliminated Slavia Prague after a draw away by (0-0) and a home win by (2-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 23 goals scored and 17 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 20 goals scored and 8 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Nea Salamis by (1-4). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, APOEL has won 5, drawn 3 and lost 2. The defense has been in good shape and only conceded in 1 of the last 6 games in this competition.
APOEL enters the field for its forty-sixth game this year, which marks its seventh appearance in this edition of the UEFA Champions League, but the first for the group stage, needing a lot to improve its performance to have some chance of obtaining a a reasonable result against Real Madrid, which is very unlikely. The team do not have a bad moment at the start of the season, considering all competitions and friendly matches, they have lost only three of their last fourteen matches, and now they are coming off a good away away victory by the Cyprus Championship, sixth, although he has two games less than the leader. For that match, the coach must keep the team in the 4-4-2 or in the 4-2-3-1, especially for Camargo in the offensive sector.