APOEL face AEL on Monday to close match day 2 in the playoff stage

APOEL will host AEL Limassol on Monday night at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia to end match day 2 in the playoff stages.

So far so good for defending champions APOEL who are currently 5 points clear of Apollon in the table however could make that deficit even bigger if they achieve victory over AEL on Monday night at home.

APOEL are going to play without key players in their roster such as Giorgos Efrem and Vinicius ahead of tonights clash but will have top goalscorer Pieros Sotiriou in the lineup.

For the visitors AEL tonights game is a must win in terms of returning to fourth place where its currently occupied by Omonia who defeated Anorthosis on Saturday.

AEL will be without defender Dosa Junior but returning to the lineup will be Marco Suares.

The last time both teams faced each other was in February where APOEL comfortably beat AEL 3-0.