The Kazakhstan – Cyprus match will take place on Astana Arena. It will be refereeed by Englishman Craig Pawson. In the following you will find forecasts, but also some information about the two combatants.Kazakhstan and Cyprus face each other in Group I in a match which is unlikely to help the two teams rejoin the race for a place at the European Championship. The two teams are level on points (seven) ahead of Thursday’s football game, meaning that third position in Group I is at stake. Kazakhstan aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Russia, whilst Cyprus want to build on a 4-0 win over San Marino.
Both teams are likely to go for a win in the upcoming qualifier, therefore, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The Kazaks are eyeing their third home win of the process, but beating the Cypriotes is easier said than done. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Nicosia earlier in the process and share of spoils is on the cards once again.
▪️She is in 3rd place in this group I and has 7 points after the 6 rounds. In 3 of the 6 disputes he had scored and has 2 in which he escaped without receiving a goal.
▪️He has 2 victories, but also 3 defeats and only once ended the draw. On their own ground came the 2 successes, but there also suffered a failure, with Russia, score 0-4.
▪️In the lot there are no less than 14 players who are evaluated at a minimum of 1 million euros. The most valuable are Dmitri Shomko, a defender who plays at Astana and captain Bauyrzhan Islamkhan who wears Kairat Almaty’s shirt.
▪️It occupies the 4th position and has as an opponent now 4 points after the first 6 stages. He scored in 4 of these 6 matches, and in 2 of them he did not even receive a goal.
▪️He won in 2 rows, but lost 3 duels, and one point he obtained from a draw. She was in 3 trips, in 2 she was defeated, and the one in San Marino won.
▪️Konstantinos Laifis is the star of this selection, the Standard Liege defender being valued at 6 million euros. There are only 2 footballers that would cost at least 1 million euros. It’s about Pieros Sotiriou from Copenhagen and Georgios Efrem from APOEL Nicosia according to transfermarkt.com.
▫️They took the lead in these qualifications, in Cyprus and finished on a draw, score 1-1. There is also a recent dispute, a friendly that took place in Larnaca in 2017 and in which the host was selected with 3-1.
⚽Kazakhstan – Cyprus probable teams:
▪️Kazakhstan (3-4-3): Nepogodov – Alip, Maliy, Marochkin – Beysebekov, Persukh, Abiken, Shomko – Fedin, Zhangylyshbay, Zhukov.
▪️Cyprus (4-4-2): Michail – Artymatas, Kyriakou, Abraham, Ioannou – Efrem, Kousoulos, Spoljaric, Kosti – Sotiriou, Pittas.
⚽Kazakhstan vs Cyprus Stats
- Kazakhstan beat Scotland (3-0) and San Marino (4-0) in front of the home fans already, with a 0-4 loss to Russia seen along the way.
- Cyprus only ended a streak of four games without a win with a convincing display at San Marino (0-4).
- Hawks snatched a 1-1 draw in Cyprus in September, thanks to an early opener from Aleksey Shchetkin.
⚽Kazakhstan vs Cyprus Match Preview
Kazakhstan have seen a narrow yet very disappointing 1-0 loss in Russia, where Mario Fernandes found a late winner at Stadion Kaliningrad and extended the gap between the sides to eight points. Michal Bilek’s men now host Cyprus, looking to bounce to the winning ways quickly and keep themselves in the chase.
Hawks snatched a 1-1 draw in Cyprus beforehand and will now hope to show more in front of the home fans at Astana Arena, where they suffered just one loss (0-4 thrashing in the hands of Russia) in six outings across competitions and already comfortably beat Scotland (3-0) and San Marino (4-0) in the Qualifiers.
Cyprus have, on the other hand, beaten San Marino (0-4) as Ioannis Kousoulos (x2), Fotios Papoulis, and Kostakis Artymatas all made it on the scoresheet. They’ve thus ended a four-match winless streak, struggling for such consistency in the final third – with just one goal bagged along the way.
Ran Ben Shimon’s men have as many points, though, and they’ll now want to jump the rivals to the 3rd spot in Group I with an upset on the day. Still, their struggles when away from home will feel worrying despite scoring on the regular – as their defensive slip-ups made it hard to capitalize.
Football Prediction of the Day Kazakhstan vs Cyprus
I expect to see a spectacular match on Astana Arena. None of the formations look too good on the defensive stage. Both are forced to attack because only one victory keeps them in the books of qualification.
Kazakhstan is a team that scores a lot of goals, but it is not bad in attack. For example, he scored 3 times against Scotland. Only 2 of her 6 disputes ended with a maximum of 2 successes. In addition, it is played on a synthetic field, which favors speed play.
Cyprus comes after a 4-0 win in San Marino, which is very likely to have given a good morale to the players. If we look at her last 8 trips, we will notice that in 5 of them the barrier of 2 goals was overcome, and in other 2 she was reached.
Bet Tips: total goals over 2.5