Anorthosis is ready for its premiere in the playoffs with Apollon on Monday (19:00) at “Antonis Papadopoulos”, which earlier announced its mission, from which only Eloundou is absent.
The team of Famagusta knows very well that it does not take them to lose for the third time this year from Limassol and they see this derby as a final, since in case of defeat they will be at -6 from third place and, most importantly, at – 7 or -8 from the top.
On the contrary, with a possible three-pointer, which if it comes will be the first against a team competing for the title, the “Lady” will catch her opponent in the standings, will remain in contact with the first place (-5) and will gain great momentum. in view of the next games and especially the one that follows in the GSP with Omonia.
Timur Ketspaia is working on the way he will present his team so that on the one hand he can limit the offensive virtues of Apollo and on the other hand he can be creative and play to claim the three points. In relation to the cup match with Karmiotissa, Loria, Vrgots, Korea, Okriashvili and Kvilitaia return to the starting lineup, which will be either the same or almost the same as the last championship match with Doxa.
This will be judged on the one hand by whether the -most defensive- Galitsios will remain at the right end of the defense or if Abartzoumian, who previously had the first say, will return, and on the other hand by the choice that the coach will make in the midfield, since Given that Anorthosis will line up for the fifth game in a row with 4-3-3, there are four “key” players for the three positions.
In essence, the question is whether Ketspaya will choose for another derby to play without his only staff midfielder, with Micah paying his coaching tactics again, or whether the Israeli will start by ousting (probably) Busuladzic, since Dausville, Artymatas are considered “certain”.
It is recalled that in the last four games, in which Ketspaia restored the 4-3-3, Anorthosis gave two derbies (with AEK, AEL) and Micha did not start in any of them, while he was in the eleven of the next two games, but in which there was an absence (with the Union the injured Dausvili was absent and with Doxa the punished Busuladzic).