Cyprus vs Scotland
Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia).
Cyprus has already eliminated the possibility of progressing to the main tournament, while the Scots have taken the indirect route of the playoffs. This weekend, the hosts have just pride to play for, while the guests need to build some momentum for the upcoming Euro mains. Likely, expect the guests to come out on top.
Cyprus vs Scotland Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have fought just twice in the 21st century, and on both occasions, Scotland registered the win.
- In fact, since 1968, the Scots hold a 100% winning record against this rival.
- The previous four games had goals at either end of the pitch.
- The reverse fixture of this clash ended in a 2-1 home win for Scotland.
- In Cypriot soil, the visitors have scored twice or more in every single match-up.
Cyprus vs Scotland Prediction
Cyprus was at home the last match-day and was hosting the Russians. They had a nightmare of a game then, as the guests made mincemeat out of this opposition. The hosts had an early setback, as a red card reduced the strength of the home team. But disaster for the hosts had already begun before then. Two goals were put into their nets before the dismissal, and later, three additional were netted, to complete the 0-5 scorecard.
On the other hand, the Scots pulled off a massive 6-0 victory against San Marino, at home, to post further three points on the board.
This upcoming fixture, despite the away handicap, Scotland will hold the upper hand. They have the motivation of having made it to the playoffs, and most importantly, have been a tormentor in h2h clashes against this opponent.
To quote a stat, Cyprus has lost every single clash against this foe in the last fifty years, and have conceded twice or more in every encounter. They also lost the reverse fixture of this upcoming battle and remained winless in 17 of their previous 21 match-ups.
At home, Cyprus are winless in their past three appearances and have just two wins to show for, from their preceding nine such attempts.
Taking this information into account, expect a great performance by the guests, Scotland.
Cyprus vs Scotland Betting Tips
Scotland to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Half Time/ Full Time: Scotland/ Scotland @ 3.50 (5/2).