Gibraltar vs Cyprus: Preview and Predictions

Gibraltar vs Cyprus World Cup Qualifier Match Preview 9th June 2017

Gibraltar vs Cyprus
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group A)
Date: Friday, 9th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio do Algarve (Portugal).

The Gibraltar versus Cyprus is probably the most insignificant match in the matchday six of the European World Cup campaign. The two teams are the weakest in Group H which has the likes of Belgium, Bosnia and Greece.

Even before a ball being kicked in the group phase, Gibraltar were poised to finish at the bottom of the group. So is there record when coming against mediocre and strong teams in Europe. They haven’t won a match in all competitions since 2014, which is a win-less run of 19 matches with 18 losses and 1 draw. There is little to write about this team as they lost all of their 5 qualifying matches this term, 2 goals scored and 22 conceded.

On the other hand, Cyprus need a miracle if they are to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2018. They have 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses from 5 games so far and trail the second placed Greece by 7 points. Meanwhile, Bosnia at third are 6 points ahead. This suggests that their chances of qualifying is literally over, even though a mathematical probability still exists.

Gibraltar vs Cyprus: Head-to-head

The lone win for Cyprus in this edition of FIFA World Cup qualifiers came against Gibraltar at home by a 3-1 margin on November 2016. This is also their only meeting in a recognizable international match so far.

Gibraltar vs Cyprus: Prediction

It is an understatement that Gibraltar is hardly a threat for most teams in Europe. Even their squad is made off players from their local league, with no known names playing their trade in major European Leagues.

The Cypriots are in search for valuable points here. They have a good record while coming against lowly ranked teams in Europe. Therefore, an away win is inevitably, with plenty of goals in our forecast.

Gibraltar vs Cyprus: Bet Tips

  • First Half – Cyprus to win with an Asian Handicap -1, -1.5 at the odds of 2.60.
  • An alternate bet is Over 1.5 goals in first half for 2.40 odds.