Omonia Nicosia vs Pafos Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2020-01-10

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Friday 10thJanuary 1700hrs
Football – Cyprus 1st Division
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker bet365
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken 05:34 GMT, 09 January )

The Cypriot top flight is also in action on Friday night with a clash between Omonia Nicosia and Pafos as the betting tips continue at the Neo GSP ground.

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Omonia Nicosia Prediction – Can Omonia return to winning ways?

A 2-1 defeat last time out away from home at 4th placed Apollon was a setback for Friday night’s 2nd placed hosts, Omonia Nicosia, but they have a chance to move top of the Cypriot 1st Division if they take all three points in this upcoming clash against lowly Pafos.

Prior to that defeat on the weekend, Omonia Nicosia had put together a 3-match winning streak which included victories over Doxa 2-0, Nea Salamis 3-0 and AEK Larnaca 3-2 which had helped lift the hosts to within touching distance of the top of the division.

Despite their setback to Apollon, they still have a golden opportunity to replace current leaders, Anorthosis, at the top of the domestic top flight with a win here, and with a home record of 5-2-0 10/3 under their belts so far this season, they appear to be in the box-seat for the points here.

Omonia have failed to score just once at home so far this season but this fixture may not be as clear-cut as many anticipate as the hosts have lost the last three encounters on the trot to Pafos – twice away from home (2-1 and 1-0) and a 4-2 loss at home.


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Pafos Prediction – Can Pafos make life difficult for Omonia?

Third from bottom outfit, Pafos, look to have their work cut out ahead of their trip to Nicosia as the visitors have lost 5 of their last 7 matches overall in the Cypriot 1st Division, with losses onflicted upon them by AEL, APOEL, Doxa, AEK Larnaca and Anorthosis.

The only highlight during this miserable 7-match sequence was a 1-0 home win against 6th placed Nea Salamis, while results away from home have also been extremely disappointing for the visitors.

An away record of 1-1-5 5/13 includes losing 5 of their last 6 matches on their travels, and although Pafos have failed to score in 4 of their 7 away matches so far this season, 8 of their last 16 away matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals.

When Pafos face Omonia Nicosia though, the goals increase even more with 8 of the previous 9 meetings between these two sides producing over 2.5 goals scored, so the prospect of goals in this clash can’t be ruled out.


Key-Facts – Omonia Nicosia vs Pafos

  • Omonia have failed to score just once at home so far this season
  • 8 of the previous 9 meetings between these two sides have seen over 2.5 goals scored
  • Pafos have won the last three encounters on the trot v Omonia Nicosia


Betting Tips Verdict

Omonia Nicosia should win this but the goals angle looks more likely here.