Apollon made a great upset in the derby against Omonia winning by 2:1. Last year’s champion had a pretty good performance, despite the many obstacles they had to deal with. Last Thursday, they were defeated (1:3) by Dnipro in the second round of the Conference league in Nicosia. Today, coach Catala have to deal with many absences like Henty (2/1), Diguiny (2/0), Ba (2/0), Jradi (1/1), Va (1/0), Dabo (1/0), Malekkidis, Panagiotou, Iliev, and Mavrias. Nea Salamis suffered their first defeat in this year against AEK Larnaca away from home (1:0). Before that, they scored two victories against Chloraka (2:1) and Karmiotissa (1:2), and I think that can give a hard resistance and use the problems and fatigue in Apollon’s side, because this is their 4th match in the last 10 days.