Azerbaijan vs Cyprus Soccer Betting Prediction – Nations League 2020

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Azerbaijan vs Cyprus Soccer Betting Prediction - Nations League 2020

Azerbaijan vs Cyprus Soccer Betting Prediction – Nations League 2020

Will Azerbaijan win the second leg too?

Betting Prediction: Azerbaijan
Odds: 2.3

The Cyprus national football team recently suffered seven defeats in a row. It was only on Saturday that the team trained by Johan Walem suffered the next bad setback. Cyprus was defeated by football dwarf Luxembourg 0-2. This means that number 98 in the FIFA rankings is bottom of the Nations League C1 group in the second leg against Azerbaijan.

However, things have been anything but smooth for Azerbaijan recently. The other two games in the Nations League against Luxembourg and Montenegro were both lost. The three points from the first leg in Nicosia are therefore the only points recorded by the nation, which geographically speaking is actually in Asia.

We still believe that in Azerbaijan against Cyprus, the tip on the home win of Giovanni De Biasi’s team is the best option, although definitely no peat festival is to be expected in Elbasan.

Azerbaijan – Statistics & Current Form

The Azerbaijani national football team has only existed since the 1990s. Previously, the nation was part of the Soviet Union and did not appear as an independent team. The Milli (in German: the national team) has since taken part in qualifying rounds for the World Cup six times and in European Championship qualifications seven times.

However, Azerbaijan has never been able to qualify successfully for a big final. The number 112 in the FIFA world rankings would have loved to have been there for the first time at EURO 2021. After all, a group of preliminary rounds will also be held there in part in Azerbaijan.

Strong appearance in the first edition of the Nations League

However, the soccer gnome clearly missed the ticket for the finals in the European Championship qualification. At the end of the group with Croatia, Wales, Slovakia and Hungary, the last place was on the record. Azerbaijan could only take one point out of eight games.

In return, the Azerbaijani national football team showed in the first edition of the UEFA Nations League that they are at least no longer one of the very little ones in European football. In Group D3, second behind Kosovo, with only one defeat from six games, the promotion succeeded.

Even the draw would make the league very likely

Azerbaijan is now competing in group C1, in which only the game against Cyprus has been won so far. There was one defeat against Luxembourg and Montenegro, which is why Giovanni De Biasi’s team is currently in third place. That would be enough to “stay in the league”, which is why a draw at home against Cyprus would be worth gold.

But because the guests come to Elbasan under pressure, we even trust Azerbaijan as a whole to get the three in the second leg. We, therefore, recommend tip 1 for Azerbaijan against Cyprus.

The probable lineup of Azerbaijan:
Balayev – Krivotsyuk – Mustafazada – Guseyniov – H├╝seynov – Medvedev – Qarayev – Alaskarov – Jamalov – Sadikhov – Ghorbani

Last matches from Azerbaijan:

UEFA Nations League C Grp. 1
10/10 2020 Montenegro 2 – 0 Azerbaijan
09/08 2020 Cyprus 0 – 1 Azerbaijan
09/05 2020 Azerbaijan 1 – 2 Luxembourg
Euro qualification group E
11/19 2019 Slovakia 2 – 0 Azerbaijan
11/16 2019 Azerbaijan 0 – 2 Wales

Cyprus – Statistics & current form

The Cypriot national football team has been a member of FIFA since 1948. The southern Europeans only took part in qualifying rounds for major tournaments for the first time after independence from Great Britain in 1960.

The Cypriots have never been able to qualify for the finals of a European Championship or World Cup. Everyone was talking about the small nation in terms of football when it came to the 1990 World Cup qualifiers when there was a 1-1 draw against France on the last day of the match, who missed the final round because of this result.

Three defeats with 0: 5 goals in the Nations League

Most recently, Cyprus did quite well in the qualifying round for EM 2021. Group I was finished fourth, in which there were at least three victories among the ten games with 15:20 goals, although these were against small teams like Kazakhstan and San Marino were scored.

Meanwhile, things were less successful in the Nations League. With only one win from the six games in Group C3, the Cypriots were denied any promotion. This time, group C1 is even about bare survival, because after three defeats and 0-5 goals at Bergfest it will be difficult to avert relegation to the fourth division.

Seven lost international matches in a row

In addition to the 0-1 home defeat from the first leg, the lack of momentum also resonates here. Johan Walem’s side has lost all of the last seven international matches with a total goal difference of 3:20. The outsider role is therefore entirely justified.

The probable lineup of Cyprus:
Kyriakidis – Wheeler – Laifis – Karo – Kousoulos – Pittas – Kastonos – Artymatas – Christofi – Tzionis – Sotriou

Last matches from Cyprus:

UEFA Nations League C Grp. 1
10/10 2020 Luxembourg 2 – 0 Cyprus
Friendly match
10/07 2020 Cyprus 1 – 2 Czech Republic
UEFA Nations League C Grp. 1
09/08 2020 Cyprus 0 – 1 Azerbaijan
09/05 2020 Cyprus 0 – 2 Montenegro
Euro qualification group I
11/19 2019 Belgium 6 – 1 Cyprus

Azerbaijan vs Cyprus – Direct comparison / H2H balance

The 1-0 home defeat of the Cypriot national football team on September 8, 2020, in the first leg was the first and only meeting between the two nations so far. Because the result was just a month ago, it should also be included in the forecast for Azerbaijan against Cyprus.

Azerbaijan vs Cyprus Soccer Betting Prediction

For both teams in Nations League Group C1 after three out of six games, it is really only about relegation. Azerbaijan is currently in the lead because of the first leg win in Cyprus and could achieve a lot with a draw. However, this also means that the Cypriots in Elbasan cannot stand behind but have to actively participate in the game and play to win.

Key facts – Azerbaijan vs Cyprus tips

Azerbaijan won the first leg in Cyprus 1-0
Cyprus has lost all of their last seven internationals
Both nations clearly missed qualifying for EURO 2021

With this in mind, it makes sense in our eyes to bet that the Azerbaijani national soccer team will also win the second leg.