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Alki and Enosis battle to avoid relegation

Alki and Enosis Neon Paralimniou are the two teams that will battle until the bitter end to avoid relegation. Alki take on already-relegated Ermis Aradippou, while Enosis take on Anorthosis

Up until a couple of weeks ago four teams were involved in the relegation scrap, but since then Pafos FC and Doxa Katokopias have managed to pull clear by six and four points respectively, leaving Alki and Enosis Neon Paralimniou as the two teams that will battle until the bitter end to avoid relegation.

In the first game of Round 7 of the playoffs, Alki take on already-relegated Ermis Aradippou at their home ground and they should prove too strong against a side that has already begun planning for life in the second division.

However it will not be a stroll in the park for Alki as the youngsters thrown into the starting 11 by Ermis are fighting for a squad place for next season.

Enosis will have to put behind them the disappointment of their semi-final cup exit to Apoel on Wednesday as they face the strongest team in the group, leaders Anorthosis.

Enosis have drawn once in the league against Anorthosis and have also dumped them out of the cup and they will try to take advantage of the management turmoil that currently exists at the Famagusta club.

Pafos FC are at home to Doxa Katokopias for the final relegation group game with the home side the clear favourite to take the three points.

Saturday: Ermis v Alki (17.00), Pafos FC v Doxa (19.00)

Sunday: Enosis v Anorthosis (17.00)

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