One of the most unbalanced matches scheduled this Tuesday in UEFA Champions League will take place in Cyprus, with APOEL hosting Real Madrid from 19:45, UK Time.
APOEL have no big expectations from a game like this one, but they hope to get something from it, to remain in the race for third position. The hosts have two points after the first four rounds, same as Dortmund, but a weaker goal difference so that's why they are on the fourth spot right now. APOEL had no real chance in the reverse fixture, losing 0-3 at Santiago Bernabeu ten weeks ago.
Real Madrid are not in their best form at the moment and they lost the contact with Barcelona in LaLiga, when it comes about title race. The visitors are coming after a goalless draw in the Madrid derby against Atletico. Real Madrid won all three meetings against APOEL so far, 3-0 and 5-2 in 2012 and 3-0 this year, as we said. Bale, Vallejo, Navas are injured, while Kovacic and Ramos are not 100% fit and they are doubts.
APOEL vs Real Madrid probable lineups:
APOEL (4-4-2): Waterman - Vouros, Rueda, Carlao, Lago - Zahid, Morais, Vinicius, Aloneftis - Ebecilio, Camargo.
Real Madrid (4-3-1-2): Casilla - Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo - Kroos, Casemiro, Modric - Isco - Benzema, Ronaldo.