LIMASSOL - Third place AEK’s visit to fourth place AEL on Wednesday will be the highlight of Matchday 22 when the race for the league title resumes.
The runoff in the Cyprus presidential elections on the weekend pushed back the league fixtures to Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Larnaca club have continued to surprise many this season with their performances and Ran Ben Shimon’s side are now close to sealing a top four slot in the league which will more than likely also guarantee them Europa League football next season.
A victory away to title holders AEL in Limassol would move them seven points clear with four games left to go in the normal season.
The Israeli coach is likely to miss Spanish striker Chando for the game and will be calling on the services of 35-year-old fellow Spaniard Gorka Pintado to step into his shoes.
In other games, league leaders Anorthosis Famagusta will be looking to quickly put their last two defeats behind them when they taken on Ayia Napa with second place APOEL, who are just three points behind them, snapping at their heels.
Ivan Jovanovic’s APOEL will fancy their chances against an inconsistent Ethnikos Achnas while a rejuvenated Omonia will take on Alki and last place AEP host Apollon in the only games on Tuesday.