Anorthosis after 13 years returns to a European competition group and was defeated with ease 0:2 in Nicosia by Partizan Belgrade. Timur Ketspaia’s team couldn’t follow the rhythm of the well-prepared and with more games on their feet opponent. In the premiere of the championship last week, they didn’t play according to their abilities and fell away by Doxa Katokopias. Tonight, they will look for the first victory and the right opponent for that is Achnas, who is relegation material at bottom of the standings with a 2:7 goal difference. Against Apollon Limassol and PAEEK, they paid for the many and important gaps in the defense, and it’s obvious that it still needs time after the many additions to the roster.
Anorthosis is expected to have an easy task against Achnas which presents many defensive gaps in the first two games. The hosts are looking for the first victory of the season and a convincing appearance where calm can return to their ranks. The match will be held with the presence of spectators up to 75% of the capacity of the stadium, while the home record of Anorthosis against Achnas is 12-2-0.