Anorthosis has completed its preparation for one of the most decisive games of the entire season, which on Saturday (18:30) is hosted at GSP by the champion Omonia, without having any choice other than its first victory this year in an away derby.
Even the draw does not suit the blue and whites in their match for the 2nd game of the playoffs, since last Monday their difference from the first place and the clover increased to seven points. And yes, as we wrote yesterday in a possible draw, Anorthosis will… remain in the snorkel (he will also disconnect with defeat ή) but its chances for the title will be infinitesimal.
It is for the above reasons that Timur Ketspaia is “forced” to see the game with Omonia differently and not like the previous away derbies. In other words, to play. Primarily for the double and not for the draw.
This “phenomenon” became even more intense this season, as although Anorthosis emphasizes (naturally) that in every match the goal is the three-pointer, but it was clear in the away derby that the coach's priority was the team to do not lose even if from there and beyond was the opportunity for victory… well. This option no longer exists for Timur Ketspaia, so it is very interesting to see how he will approach the match this time.
We remind you that in the five games of the first phase of the championship in the seats of the other big teams, Anorthosis counted three defeats from the three competitors for the title (Omonia, AEL, Apollon) and two “white” draws with the teams below it ( AEK and APOEL). He scored in just one game, conceding seven goals.
As for the competitive part, Eloudou trained normally and was included in the mission, but does not claim a place in the starting lineup. Not only Okriasvili – Kaltsas at the ends, but also the other nine who started in the playoff premiere with Apollon, are expected to keep their positions in the starting lineup, with only Busuladzic claiming a place, (probably) against Michas . All this in the sense that the 4-3-3 will be maintained, as the scenario for the return of the team with a trio in the defense “plays”.