Ivan Jovanović’s team won Group G ahead of Porto, Zenit and Shakhtar much to everyone’s surprise, with APOEL having been 33/1 to qualify before the group stage kicked off. A 1-0 defeat at the Stade de Gerland three weeks ago means they are well and truly in this tie.
The home side are available at 6/4 (bet365 £200 free bets) to win the game, something that may or may not be enough to claim a place in the last eight against an experienced Lyonnais team who only had Alexandre Lacazette’s 58th minute strike to show for their dominance in the first leg.
APOEL are a rather large 9/2 (Paddy Power bookmaker) to qualify from this tie and they have already beaten Porto and Zenit on home soil this term, while Lyon were slightly fortunate to go through after a freakish win in Croatia.
Nevertheless, the French side know that an away goal will make life very difficult for their opponents and they are a best price 2/11 (Ladbrokes) to go through on this basis, with APOEL needing to win 1-0 to take the game into extra-time and by two clear goals to go through in normal time.