APOEL to win is 1/2.
APOEL to win and both teams to score NO is 5/4.
Having drawn on the road, APOEL will now feel they’re in pole position to get through this clash.
Eight nights ago, these two clubs played out a goalless draw at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.
This time, at GSP Stadium, there must be a winner.
APOEL certainly came into this tie as favourites, given their European pedigree.
The Cypriot side have qualified for four Champions League and three Europa League group stages, reaching the quarter-finals of the top-tier competition a decade ago.
However, their last continental adventure in 2020 ended in the play-offs, beaten by Slovan Liberec.
So, Sofronis Avgousti’s side are very much aiming to get into the group stages this time round.
Botev Plovdiv meanwhile were Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finalists back in 1963.
However, in more recent times, the Bulgarian club have never gone beyond the third qualifying round.
This isn’t likely to change this season with a home win likely to Nicosia.
Awaiting the winners in the Europa Conference League third qualifying round are Osijek or Kyzylzhar.