Agree, even without people, it is one thing to play in your home and another in that of your opponent. In no case, however, can the completely opposite performance of AEL in Tsirio with its games outside Limassol be explained.
The 1-0 defeat by the Union in Paralimni, which ended the undefeated series of eight games, was the fifth for Dusan Kerkez's team in the league and, like the previous four, came away from home.
So at the time when in Tsirio AEL counts nine wins in ten games and only one draw (it lost the το absolute in the last derby with Omonia), besides, the blue and yellows managed to get the three-pointer only three times in nine games (!) Having beyond that only one draw.
To put it another way, in its headquarters, Kerkez's team has got 28 out of 30 points, having a success rate of 93%, while outside Limassol it got only ten of the 27 – only 37%!
It is therefore understood that the… syndrome of away games is what pulls AEL back and does not allow it to stand out in terms of points. Clearly, no one can expect to have an incredible record outside of Limassol in her games in Tsirio, but the fact that she does it… conversely and wins only a third of her games, is something that costs her.
AEL managed, despite its very poor performance away from home, to stay on top and to be constantly either at the top or close to it, thanks to its almost unreal performance at home. However, he cannot be guaranteed that he will continue to have such a high success rate in Tsirio in the rest of the championship. And if this χωρίς falls without at the same time improving its performance outside Limassol and continues not to succeed far from its headquarters, then it will not be able to hope for many things.