Hi gentlemen! Long time to be here. Had a need to write this pick and maybe write some more in the nearest future... ;)
Couple of strong reasons to take this bet, early on. Odds will drop, that's for sure!
Paphos FC is a Russian-owned expensive project in Cyprus. The owner is also owns one more football club in Scandinavian country. This year they have been boosted up by bringing big names and paying off very high monthly salaries. Every year more money comes to the club... But so far the club did not make very good results in the beginning of the season (2-0-3, 6:9). They also lost to difficult opponents (AEK Larnaca, Apollon and Anorthosis). Last round they have won big name Omonia at home (2-1) and have good momentum to continue on after this uplifting win, even though they did not produce some good football. Not yet. Team looked decomposed. No good organisation of play and no good ball movement. The national team pause could give them also good things, good trainings done and friendly match played. Positive things. Danny Williams (ex Freiburg, Hoffenheim, Huddersfield in Premier League), Bakary Sako (ex Crystal Palace and St Etienne), Jason Puncheon (ex captain of Crystal Palace), defender Paulus Arajuuri (Finland national team active player and ex Brondy) and young attacker Marcelo Torres loaned from Boca Juniors are the roots of this team among other experienced players who mainly participated in strong teams before joining this Cypriot side.
Nothing much to say about Olympiakos Nicosia. Relegation candidate surely. They came from 2nd division. Poor team with a very small budget. Yet to win this season (0-2-2, 6:9). No composure. Team has brought all new players from last year. Connecting foreigners lower level of football quality.
Last time they met these two teams was in December 2018 in a Cup game and Paphos cleaned up easily their opponents by 0:5 result. Not really expecting a such high scoring game, as the home side will be probably defensively minded, but the guests here should take 3 points and raise up their game for further on in the league progress.
It is a question if Paphos is serious and try to attack top places (surely they have a team to do so but it does not only refer to players, it refers to the owner, coach and other relations). Long way to go thought. But whatever their season goals are, this kind of match they must simply win.