Cyprus vs Russia
Date: Sunday, 13 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: GSP Stadium (Nicosia).
With back to back victories in their last two outings, Russia are the front runners to come away with the win against the struggling Cyprus side this weekend.
Cyprus vs Russia Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 1-0 victory for Russia.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their last three meetings.
- Russia scored six goals against this foe in their previous three clashes, while Cyprus have netted just once.
- Cyprus have not registered a win against this foe in their last three matchups, while Russia have come out on top twice.
Cyprus vs Russia Prediction
The hosts brought a four-match winless run to a halt the previous week by slotting four past San Marino on the road. However, the squad are nowhere near close to challenging their counterparts for a ticket to the finals at the moment.
Ran Ben Shimmon’s men have not been faring well in their games at home either and have secured just four points from a possible nine. The home side managed no more than a point in their last clash here with Kazakhstan. Prior to which they were at the losing end of a 2-0 scorecard against Belgium.
On the other hand, Russia have been on a much more impressive form in their respective fixtures. And, are currently breathing down Belgium’s neck for the top spot on the ladder. The visitors are also boasting a two-match winning streak in their outings at the moment and have found the back of the net six times from those clashes alone.
It is also worth mentioning that the away sides’ only loss on the road came against the in-form Belgians. Taking into account that the guests pulled off a comfortable win in their last head to head meeting as well, expect the Russians to secure all three points in this one.
Furthermore, the away side have been a force to reckon with in the final third, even on the road, and have scored two goals or more in each of their last two outings. Considering that Cyprus have kept a clean sheet just once in their previous three home games, the visitors are likely to add even more to their tally when they meet this Sunday. Hence, by all means, count on over 2.5 goals on the charts before the end of the ninety minutes.
Cyprus vs Russia Betting tips
Russia to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).