2014-15 Europa League Match Preview: Apollon Limassol vs. Zürich

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Updated: September 10, 2014
Zürich EL

Match Date: 18 September 2014 (local)

Match Venue: GSP Stadium, Nicosia

(Featured image: Zürich | Source: nzz.ch)

 

Apollon Limassol and Zürich have never met in any competition before and this tourney should serve enough thrills to ascertain which of the Cypriot and Swiss sides will emerge as the better team.

 

Apollon Limassol

In the previous edition of the Europa League, Apollon earned berth in the tournament’s Group stage by winning their play-off battles against the French squad Nice. With Trabzonspor, Lazio, and Legia Warsaw seeded in the same group, the Cypriot team finished third in the final tally after only winning one match and recording a goal difference of -5. As for their most recent tourneys, Thrilos have posted a mixture of results from the past few weeks. While they were successful against Ayia Napa, Lokomotiv Moskva, and Ermis, they were lackluster when compared to Xanthi and AEK Larnaca.

 

FC Zürich

Zurich are undefeated in five consecutive matches, which include wins against Spartak Trnava in the UEL play-offs, Schonbuhl in the Schweizer Pokal, and St. Gallen in the Swiss Super League. Their win at Spartak ended an eight-game wait for a European away win (D2 L6). While Urs Meier’s team have no significant accomplishments in the Europa League, they have actually been applauded semi-final finish in two editions of the Champions League—UEFA’s top-tier continental club football competition.

 

Europa League betting tip: A stalemate will cap Apollon Limassol and Zürich’s meeting.