Update Post: December 4, 2023 10:03 pm
“Ommoniac” – “Aris”. Alexander Kokorin will express his gratitude
Mikhail Korobov September 24, 2023, 19:45 Moscow time
The Limassol club waited until the last minute for the Russian’s return. It’s time to show that it’s not in vain.
On September 25, the match of the fifth round of the Cypriot championship “Omonia” – “Aris” will take place. The game starts at 19:00 Moscow time. Bookmakers give preference to the guests in their predictions: in bookmakers you can bet on Aris’ victory with an odds of 2.34. Experts estimate the success of “Omonia” at 3.00 hours. Tie bets are accepted at 3.50.
Odds of bookmakers for the Cyprus Championship match “Omonia” – “Aris” on September 25, 2023
Bookmakers believe that the Omonia – Aris match will not be productive: a total of more than 2.5 goals costs 1.92, and a total of less than 2.5 goals costs 1.88. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.34. The away goal is available in betting houses with an odds of 1.25. You can bet on “both will score” for 1.75.
Analysis and forecast for the match of day 5 of the Cyprus Championship “Omonia” – “Aris” (09/25/2023)
The matches of the first day of the group stage of the European Cup were left behind. We return to the internal areas. On September 25, the match that will close the program for matchday 5 of the Cyprus Championship will take place. In the city of Nicosia the locals “Omonia” and “Aris” from Limassol will compete. The starting whistle will sound at 19:00 Moscow time.
At the beginning of the season, the teams faced each other in the Cyprus Super Cup. Then Aris won 2-0. A lot of time has passed since then. How has the balance of power changed? Can Omonia get revenge on the current national champion? Let’s try to answer this question.
In four matches of the Cyprus Championship, Omonia defeated Nea Salamina (4-0) and APOEL (2-1), and also drew with Karmiotissa (3-3) and AEL (0-0). Thus, it occupies third place in the classification. The difference with Anorthosis, which occupies first place, is three points.
The Nicosia team failed to succeed on the international stage. They were relegated from the Conference League and lost to Midtjylland in the third qualifying round. In the first home match Omonia won 1:0. But in return he suffered a crushing defeat 1:5.
The match would probably have ended differently if Omonia midfielder Yanis Kousoulos had not received the red card in the 25th minute. Interestingly, in the last five matches of all official tournaments, the Nicosia team received as many as four eliminations. He has serious discipline problems.
This is very good news for Aris. “Omonia”, first of all, will face the match without some of its main players. Secondly, with less energy. After all, constantly playing in the minority really wears down the team. Will the champion win this time too?
On the international level, things are not going well for Aris. They were eliminated from the Champions League, losing to Raków in the third qualifying round (1:2 and 0:1). In three matches of the Europa League group stage, Alexei Shpilevsky’s team only defeated Slovan Bratislava (6:2). They also lost to Slovan (1-2) and Sparta Prague (2-3).
However, the “light brigade” also has positive news. In the match against Sparta, Alexander Kokorin scored a goal. The goal scored was the first since 2018 in the European Cup. The Russian spent the summer training camp with Fiorentina, but due to a lack of match practice he recently returned to the team from Limassol.
Last season, Kokorin played on loan for Aris. He participated in 27 matches, in which he scored 13 goals. The Russian became the top scorer of the “light brigade” and was recognized as the best player of the Cypriot championship of the 2022/2023 season. In particular, thanks to his efforts, the team became champions.
Alexander’s agent, Timofey Berdyshev, thanked Aris for the fact that the club waited until the last minute for the footballer’s return. The time has come for Kokorin to express his gratitude to the Limassol team and help them defeat his main rival. P2 is accepted in bookmakers with odds of 2.34.
The last four direct confrontations, although two of them took place in Nicosia, ended like this. This suggests that the “light brigade” has become a stronger class than “Omonia”. In the championship he beats almost everyone.
Aris is in third place in the Cyprus Championship standings. In four games they only drew with Paphos (1-1). Shpilevsky’s team beat AEK Larnaca (2-0), Doksu (2-1) and AEZ Zakakiou (5-0). I think they will be able to beat Omonia this time too.
Prediction and bet for the match of matchday 5 of the Cyprus Championship “Omonia” – “Aris” on September 25, 2023
“Omonia” cannot be considered an outsider, but lately he has had discipline problems. Because of this, the Nicosia Club has worse results than Aris. The return of their top scorer will undoubtedly give the Light Brigade additional confidence and energy. The Russian is already satisfied with his performance. The history of the last four direct confrontations is entirely on the side of Shpilevsky’s wards. We believe that this time they will also win.
Tender: “Aris” victory with a share of 2.34.