The overpowering Belgians – with their numerous world-class players – will win Group I in the end. According to odds, the bookmakers will leave no doubt about this even before the match between Russia and Cyprus. But behind them is a tough fight for the second direct ticket to the European Championship in 2020. Apart from Scotland and Cyprus (fourth place, 3 points), Russia (second, 6 points in the table) is well placed to win a second consecutive FIFA World Cup. To participate in a major tournament. For the troupe from the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus, however, the match on Tuesday evening at the World Cup Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod already has a decisive character.
Soccer Betting Prediction Russia vs Cyprus
On Saturday, the Cypriots lost unhappily in Scotland. Another bankruptcy would end the dream of the first ever participation in a European championship early. The Russians in turn could substantiate their claim to second place with three points. We expect after 13 goals in two European Championship qualifiers again a strong appearance of the “Sbornaja”. Accordingly, we recommend between Russia and Cyprus the prediction for a tip on Russia & over 2.5 goals.
Russia – Statistics & Current Form
The black painters had before the home World Cup 2018 boom. In the end, however, the “Sbornaja” reached the quarter-finals and experienced despite the bitter resignation after penalties against the eventual vice-world champion Croatia, a Russian summer fairy tale. Unlike the three World Cup appearances before, when each of the break was after the group stage, Russia 2018 could be proud of the achievements. Of course, the team of coach Stanislav Cherchesov benefited enormously from the group draw and the favorable schedule. That the success was not just pure luck or coincidence, the Russians proved in the Nations League. Although the promotion to the A-League was missed in November with a defeat in Sweden, but before two wins against Turkey and a draw against the Scandinavians. So is recommended in Russia vs Cyprus a tip towards the host.
In qualifying for the two direct ticks to be awarded for the European Championships 2020 – of the twelve venues will be a St. Petersburg – the Russians are promising in the race. After the opening match against strong Belgians was still lost with 1: 3, celebrated the “Sbornaja” in March in Kazakhstan and last Saturday at home to San Marino twice a shooter festival (a total of 13 hits). Also on Tuesday is to be expected from a victory of the Cherchesov boys strongly, this prove in Russia against Cyprus the odds of the bookmakers and the betting base prediction equally. Crucial for participation in the European Championships, the two duels are likely to be against Scotland in the fall. The British are considered the worst opponents in the fight for second place behind Belgium.
Best goalscorers in the European Championship qualification:
🎖 5 goals: Artem Dzyuba
🎖 3 goals: Denis Cheryshev
🎖 2 goals: Fyodor Smolov
Expected formation of Russia:
↪ Guilherme; Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Semenov, Fernandes; Zobnin, Ozdoev; An. Miranchuk, Golovin, Al.Miranchuk; Dzyuba
↪ Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov
Last matches of Russia:
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Russia vs. San Marino 9: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Kazakhstan vs. Russia 0: 4 (European Championship qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Belgium vs. Russia 3: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Sweden vs Russia 2: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 15.11.2018 – Germany vs Russia 3: 0 (friendly)
Cyprus – Statistics & Current Form
Since 1962, the only 1.1 million inhabitants Mediterranean island of Cyprus tried in vain to qualify for a World Cup or European Championship. In qualifying for the 2018 World Cup Cyprus could draw with three wins the best score from the qualifiers for the 1998 World Cup, but ultimately was only the pointless football dwarf Gibraltar even worse than the Cypriots. In the Nations League, Cyprus rose with only one win against relegated Slovenia from season C in the D-League. Therefore, it is not surprising that on Tuesday Russia against Cyprus, according to odds of many bookmakers is the big favorite on a threesome. 17 of the 23 players nominated for the two international matches against Scotland and Russia earn their bread in the domestic league (74 percent).
Unfortunately, this is not a quality feature. On the contrary. In a European top 5 league, no Cypriot can be found. The surprise successes of record champion APOEL Nicosia are also long gone. Therefore, the level of the national team is low and therefore it is difficult for national coach Ran Ben Shimon to achieve good results. The Israeli has been national coach since July 2017 and so far has only won three of his 16 caps (3-3-10). Of the past six international matches (all mandatory matches) was won only in March at home against San Marino – even for the Cypriots, this is only a mandatory victory (1-2-3). We recommend between Russia and Cyprus to a tip on victory Russia and over 2.5 goals. Since October 2015 Cyprus has won only one of the 14 away games (1-1-12). This success was almost to the day exactly three years in Gibraltar with 2: 1.
Best goalscorers in the European Championship qualification:
🎖 2 goals: Pieros Sotiriou
🎖 2 goals: Ioannis Kousoulos
🎖 1 goal: Georgios Efrem
Expected lineup of Cyprus:
↪ Pardo; Kousoulos, N. Ioannou, Laifis; Artymatas; Margaca, Spoljaric, M.Ioannou, Makris; Sotiriou, Efrem
↪ Coach: Ran Ben Shimon
Last matches of Cyprus:
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Scotland vs Cyprus 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Cyprus vs. Belgium 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Cyprus vs. San Marino 5: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Cyprus vs. Norway 0: 2 (Nations League)
⚽️ 16.11.2018 – Cyprus vs. Bulgaria 1: 1 (Nations League)
Russia vs Cyprus Direct Comparison
Russia (ranked 46 in the FIFA World Ranking) remained unbeaten in the previous three international matches against Cyprus (89th place) (two wins, one draw). The last meeting was in 2003 in a friendly in Limassol, which Russia won 1-0.
Russia vs Cyprus Our Best Soccer Prediction
Home advantage and individual class ensure on Tuesday that Russia will go against Cyprus in terms of bookmaker odds as a favorite in the match. With a victory, the Russians would underpin their claim to the European Championship ticket 2020. In case of defeat of the Cypriots, a big tournament without the Mediterranean island would be held again.
Key Facts – Russia vs Cyprus tips
✔️ Russia scored 13 goals in the recent two internationals
✔️ Cyprus lost 12 out of the last 14 away games (1-1-12)
✔️ Russia only won two of the past five matches (2-0-3)
As a result of our prediction, we recommend a trip to Russia and over 2.5 goals for Russia and Cyprus “. The “Sbornaja” has scored 13 times in the recent two games, while Cyprus has thwarted twelve of the last 14 away games.
Prediction Today: Victory Russia & over 2.5