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Famagusta anorthesis have to do everything on Thursday evening in the second half of the season Europe League third qualifying round tie with Rapid Vienna.
The Cypriots lost 3-0 in the first leg last week and now need almost a miracle with the Antonis Papadopoulos to stay in the competition.
Prediction for this match
Rapid would have set their sights on qualifying for the Champions League, but their hopes for it were dashed by Sparta Prague in the second qualifying round.
Instead of this, Dietmar Kuhbauer relies on the Europa League to secure their European championship this season, with Zorya Luhansk waiting in the playoff round.
The Austrians will have to complete the task against Famagusta first, but they will certainly assess their chances of doing just that should their current form challenge everything.
Rapid followed the 3-0 win last week with a tie against Wolfsberger in the Austrian Bundesliga at the weekend.
With a win, a draw and a defeat from the first three games, the green-whites are in sixth place in the table and look more up than down.
The hosts have not yet started their season in the domestic league, which means that they had a whole week to digest the heavy loss to Rapid.
Ercan Kara brought Rapid into the lead in the first half at Allianz Stadium and Anorthosis couldn’t stop the tide, with further goals from Taxiarchis fountas and Marco Grull following.
The blues and whites had to deal with the loss of a few key players over the summer, so it may not come as a surprise Temur Ketsbai‘s men were beaten so thoroughly.
However, Anorthosis at least has the Europa Conference League safety net, which they enter in the final qualifying round should they actually lose to Rapid.
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Rapid boss Kuhbauer will probably not make many changes compared to the first leg win, even if his team has a three-goal cushion.
However, Fountas and Kara justified their pick at the top by both getting on the top scorer list Oliver Strunz will be looking forward to a start on Thursday.
Lukas Sulzbacher and Lion cobbler were also substituted on in the first leg and maybe this is where cow farmers come to mind.
As for Anorthosis, Ketsbaia could try to change things up a bit in attack as his side need at least three goals.
goalkeeper Assaf Tzur had to be replaced in the first leg, so Giorgi Loria is due for a callback.
Anorthosis Famagusta possible starting line-up:
Loria; Korrea, Arajuuri, Antoniadis, Correia; Ioannou, Artymatas, Husbauer; Kaltsas, Lafferty, Christodoulopoulos
Rapid Wien possible starting line-up:
Strebinger; Schick, Greiml, Hofmann, Ullmann; Arase, Knasmüller, Grahovac, Grull; Kara, Fontas
Probability: Anorthosis Famagusta 1-3 Rapid Vienna (quick win 6: 1 in total)
All of the hard work was done in the first leg for Rapid which, apart from a catastrophic collapse in Cyprus on Thursday, will be just one step away from the Europa League group stage.
An early goal for Famagusta may make matters interesting but we can’t imagine them keeping their opponent calm in a routine away win.
Best betting tip for this match
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