Cyprus vs Greece
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group H)
Date: Saturday, 7th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Neo GSP.
Cyprus helped Greece a lot by beating Bosnia-Herzegovina in a five-goal thriller in September to leave their neighbors in the battle for the second position and the playoffs.
Can they now help the Bosnians by doing the same against Ethniki on Saturday evening at Neo GSP?
Israeli manager Ran Ber Shimon could have hardly imagined a better start to his reign as the head coach of the Cypriot national squad as his men managed a phenomenal comeback from being two goals down to winning the match against the likes of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Cyprus could have easily joined the battle for the second position with the potential victory over Estonia in the following round, but they fell under the pressure losing 1-0 at the end.
Michael Skibbe’s men are winless in last six matches, but they are miraculously still in the contest for the second position.
As the matter of fact, Ethniki have realistic chances of catching the much-wanted playoffs spots since Bosnia-Herzegovina must play Belgium on the same day of their visit to Cyprus.
Cyprus vs Greece: Head to head
Cyprus have managed to be a threat for the Greeks only on rare occasions as they have two wins and 12 losses in 13 matches against their neighbours.
Greece picked up four straight wins in H2H meetings with Cyprus including the one from this qualifying term with goals from Kostas Mitroglou and Petros Mandalos.
Cyprus vs Greece: Prediction
This is the last opportunity for Greece and they just can’t mess it up. We’ll go with the visitors who traditionally did not have many troubles with their neighbours.
Cyprus vs Greece: Bets
The top bet will be Greece to win the match at the odds of 1/2 @ 888 Sport.
You can have Kostas Mitroglou to score anytime at 11/8 @ 888 Sport.