Georgia – Cyprus Prediction Prediction and Tips for today
Best soccer tips for today EURO – QUALIFICATION: Georgia – Cyprus Prediction Prediction and Tips for today, October 15, 2023.
Football: EURO – QUALIFICATION – ROUND 8
Kick-off: 14:00 Georgia – Cyprus
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Match Result: 4:0 LOST
Georgia – Cyprus Prediction and Preview
- Sat fourth in Group A, Georgia’s remaining qualification hopes hang solely on a victory here coupled with a draw in the Norway vs Spain game. Having recorded the nation’s biggest ever victory on Thursday night in an 8-0 friendly triumph over Thailand, Georgia should go in search of a second win in a row at least confident of holding up their end of the bargain.
- The Crusaders broke a record which had stood for 26 years with that big win over Thailand, a result they’ll welcome even more given that it ended a run of three straight defeats, which included a 7-1 thumping by Spain in their last home qualifier. Beaten in the play-off final by North Macedonia for a spot at the delayed Euro 2020, Willy Sagnol’s men will need to secure their first home qualification win of the cycle if they’re to keep their dream of appearing at a first-ever Euro finals alive.
- They don’t look likely to do so this time around either, although they are at least guaranteed a play-off spot owing to their Nations League endeavours. Cyprus, who remain pointless in Group A after a 4-0 reverse against Norway on Thursday, are interestingly the only team Georgia have beaten in this cycle, and somewhat summing up the visitors’ campaign so far is the fact that 2-1 defeat stands as their ‘best’ result of the cycle so far.
- Given the Cypriots have lost 86 of the 120 Euro qualifying games they’ve played to date (W19, D15), including all six this term, these games have long since been an issue for a nation who have never reached a Euro finals. And with qualification chasing Spain to come in their last fixture of the campaign next month, this game stands as Cyprus’ most realistic chance to pick up some points.
- Players to watch: Ajax Striker Georges Mikautadze grabbed four goals for Georgia in that demolition job against Thailand, and also scored the opener against Cyprus in June. Ioannis Kousoulos was the joint top scorer for Sunday’s visitors in their previous EURO qualifying campaign (four), and despite not yet finding the net in this qualification cycle, he has the highest expected goals figure in the squad over the course of the six games they’ve played so far this term (1.2).
- Hot stat: Cyprus have kept just three clean sheets in away Euro qualifiers since December 1994, all against FIFA’s lowest ranked nation, San Marino!