Match of the Week: Omonoia - Ethnikos Axnas
By cy.Reporter, 25 May, 2022
Omonia-Ethnikos Achnas, Cyprus Cup final, stadium: "GSP", 19:00, alpha
Omonia and Ethnikos Achnas will compete for the cup, with the title of cup winner giving motivation to both teams, as for different reasons and goals, the season did not end as they would have liked.
Omonia wants to save the season by winning the cup. By winning the trophy, Neil Lennon's team will secure a European ticket and entry into the European competition groups, as the cup winners will participate in the Europa League playoffs. Thus, in case of exclusion from the playoffs of the Europa League, he will be in the groups of the Conference League. In terms of competition, Letsiak and Matavz are at the disposal of the experienced coach.
The year may not have ended in the best way as Ethnikos could not secure its stay, as a result of which it was relegated, however, it made the surprise and found itself in the cup final. In the semifinals with AEK Larnaca, the underdog was again, however, he was able to eliminate it with two victories and reach the final. Compared to the last match, Christodoulou, Mazourek Pelea and Duric are expected to return to the starting lineup.
Plus and minus
+ Qualitatively and empirically surpasses its opponent and is the favorite to win the cup
- Has conceded at least one goal in four of its last five games
+ He is the absolute outsider, however he has nothing to lose and will fight without stress
-It comes from negative results and relegation to the second category
In the last five matches, Omonia has three wins and two draws
In its last five matches, Ethnikos has two wins, two draws and one win
In 68 matches Omonia has 44 victories, 15 matches ended without a win and Ethnikos Achnas celebrated the victory nine times
He has scored at least one goal in the last five games given by Omonia
In four of the last five matches of Omonia, goals have been scored by both teams
In the last four of the last five matches of the National Team, both teams have scored
In three of the last five matches of the National, more than 2.5 goals have been scored.
Lennon: "It's 50-50"
Neil Lennon spoke about today's match, emphasizing: "Everyone sees that we are the favorite, I do not see it that way. The odds are at 50-50. Both teams competed in the second group. I have the experience from finals and I will try to pass some things on to my players. On the other hand, footballers have their own way of thinking. We will try to positively influence our players ".
Razdir: "It is already a great success"
National team coach Andrei Razdir spoke in the magazine of the final published by the KOP. "It is a huge success for Ethnikos, for the people who are in the team every day, for the president, the fans, the staff, the players and for me personally as the coach of the team that the team reached the cup final after 20 whole years. For me personally it is a great achievement and an even greater challenge. "I really feel amazing."
Goal: Fabiano, right-back: Sehou, center-back: Youste, center-back: Lang, left-back: Leziacs, center-midfield: Bashirou, Disskerud, midfielder: Papoulis, right-back: Loizou, Maerva Lerove: left
National Achnas: 4-2-3-1
Goal: Christodoulou, right back: Gorupets, center back: Anthony, Tarasovs, left back: Pileas, central midfield: Hudombiak, Abraham, right winger: Dolezal, midfielder: Mazurek, left winger: Ioannou, center for: Douris