Greece vs Cyprus: Preview and Prediction

Greece vs Cyprus
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Friday, 7th October 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus.

Greece have been enjoying their new found form, they will welcome Cyprus to Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki for the 2nd game of the 2018 World Cup qualification. The Greek side have been on a 3-game winning streak, winning Austria, Netherlands and Gibraltar.

Greece was on fire against Gibraltar, as they put 4 goals past them to keep them 2nd in the group H table with 3 points. They are behind Bosnia-Herzegovina who have same point with them but ahead on goal difference. They will be hoping for a win in this game to extend their winning streak.

Cyprus were beaten 0-3 at home against Belgium in their first game of the campaign, keeping them 5th in the table. They are on same point with Gibraltar in the 4th and Estonia in 6th as they all lost their first games. Cyprus will hope for a win in this game to turn away from their poor form

Greece vs Cyprus: Head to Head Statistics

Greece are the better side in their previous meetings with Cyprus as they have won 15 times out of the 24 games. While Cyprus have been victorious 3 times against Greece and the rest of 6 matches have ended in stalemate. The Greeks have scored heavily against Cyprus which stays at 46 goals against 24 conceded.

Greece vs Cyprus: Prediction

The Greek side have no reason to lose this game, they are the stronger side of the two and are in a much better shape. Greece are on a winning streak, they have won 3 of their last games. They have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 games, but they have to address some issues in their defense as they have conceded in every of their last 5 games.

Cyprus are currently on very poor form, they have been searching for a win for a year now. They last won a game in October 2015, in a 1-2 away win against Israeli. They have been on a losing streak, and have conceded at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 games.

This will be an easy win for Greece, also expect Greece the score at least 2 goals in the game.

Greece vs Cyprus: Tips

  • Greece win at 2/5 (1.40)
  • Over 1.5 goals for Greece at 4/6 (1.66).

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