Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Botev Plovdiv vs APOEL Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (20/07/2022)

Botev Plovdiv will face Apoel in another fixture from the Europa Conference League qualifications on Wednesday.

Botev Plovdiv vs APOEL: Top Free Betting Tips

Apoel's struggles continued in the previous season after the team was a champion for 5+ consecutive years in the past decade. They will not play in the Champions league for another season but the ECL is still an option. Here are our predictions for this match.

Total Goals – Over 2.5

Botev Plovdiv are not a typical high-scoring team but they did have a really strong season at home in the past year and scored a bunch of goals in most of their home games. Apoel is a stronger team, no doubt, and they have been having goal-packed games week after week, so we have no doubts that they will score in this fixture. Bulgarian teams are usually not great on the international stage, so Apoel will have chances to score more than once too.

Draw No Bet – Apoel

Botev Plovdiv might have been great in the previous season but they had issues with players and the new campaign in Bulgaria started with two consecutive defeats. Moreover, those two recent defeats in the first two rounds were against two of the weakest teams in the league. They seem completely out of shape and we think that Apoel will not lose this match. Yet, the draw is highly possible, so we pick the Draw No Bet option.

Both Teams To Score – Yes

As mentioned above, we expect to see goals in this match and hopefully from both teams. Apoel might have not been on the same level we are used to seeing them but they still have a stronger squad and should be able to score goals. Botev are the underdogs but their home performances were strong and we expect them to put up a fight.

Botev Plovdiv vs APOEL: Form, Recent Games, and News

Botev Plovdiv Preview

Botev Plovdiv are not among the top teams in Bulgaria usually but the previous campaign was a surprisingly strong one. They finished in 3rd place but their goal difference is shockingly low – 34:28 in 26 rounds. It has already become apparent that the team is not on the same level as the previous season and they will not be as successful. Nobody expects them to even reach the group stage of the ECL and Apoel is a serious first challenge.

Apoel Nicosia Preview

Until about 2-3 years ago, Apoel were the most dominant team in Cyprus and were winning the championship every season. The last few years have been a struggle and the team usually ends in 3-4th place. They finished in 3rd last season and had big problems in defense. Their goal difference after 32 games was 48:41. They should still be able to deal with Botev Plovdiv but it depends on this first match.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Botev Plovdiv vs APOEL

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

20/07/22

UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying UEFA

bg

Botev Plovdiv

cy

Apoel Nicosia

0

0

Last Five - Botev Plovdiv

23/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

bg

CSKA 1948 Sofia

bg

Botev Plovdiv

2

1

L

20/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

bg

Slavia Sofia

bg

Botev Plovdiv

3

1

L

15/05/24

Bulgaria Cup Bulgaria

bg

Ludogorets Razgrad

bg

Botev Plovdiv

2

3

W

11/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

Arda Kardzhali

Arda Kardzhali

bg

Botev Plovdiv

2

1

L

06/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

bg

CSKA 1948 Sofia

bg

Botev Plovdiv

0

0

D

Last Five - Apoel Nicosia

28/04/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

cy

Omonia Nicosia

cy

Apoel Nicosia

1

0

L

14/04/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

Pafos FC

Pafos FC

cy

Apoel Nicosia

0

2

W

16/03/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

cy

Omonia Nicosia

cy

Apoel Nicosia

1

0

L

10/03/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

cy

Aris Limassol

cy

Apoel Nicosia

2

1

L

03/03/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

Pafos FC

Pafos FC

cy

Apoel Nicosia

0

1

W

FAQs regarding Botev Plovdiv vs APOEL

Botev Plovdiv vs APOEL

Where will this game be played?

This fixture has been scheduled for the National Stadion Vasil Levski in Sofia and not Botev Plovdiv's home ground.

Which side is the favorite in this fixture?

The odds for both sides are high but Apoel are a slight favorite according to the bookmakers.


Vladislav

Vladislav has been professionally engaged in freelance journalism for six years, during which time he worked for several foreign publications in the sports field. A football and martial arts fanatic, he spent years training before turning to sports journalism.

Articles: 1094