Omonia Nicosia vs Metalurg Skopje
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Omonia Nicosia vs Metalurg Skopje

I expect a small surprise here. Omonia are big favorites against Metalurg, but the Macedonian side could win the first match. There are two main reasons for my pick. Here are they.First of all, Omonia are in finansial crisis. The Cypriot side are new team in comparison with last season. They also have a new coach, Costas Kaiafas. He played for Omonia in the past and was captain in some period. But once again, Omonia have financial issues and they were forced to cut the budget. In addition, Omonia will be missing two players – the Portuguese midfielder Margaca and the French defender Anthony Scaramozzino. In the previous round Omonia played against Buducnost and won 2:0 aggregate. However, they failed to win at home. The first match in Cyprus finished with a goalless draw. Here are the results:24.07.2014. Omonia – Buducnost 0:017.07.2014. Buducnost – Omonia 0:2Metalurg played against Bosnian side Zeljeznicar Sarajevo in the previous round. The Macedonian side also played a goalless draw in the first match, but managed to get a 2:2 draw as guests. That was enough for progress. In the first round they eliminated Santa Coloma. Here are the results:22.07.2014. Zeljeznicar – Metalurg 2:217.07.2014. Metalurg – Zeljeznicar 0:010.07.2014. Metalurg – UE Santa Coloma 2:003.07.2014. UE Santa Coloma – Metalurg 0:3I believe Metalurg could win the first match in Nicosia.