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Cyrpus vs Slovenia Prediction & Match Preview



Cyprus

Slovenia

30 March 2021 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET World Cup Qual

After suffering a 1-0 loss to Croatia, Cyprus will be aiming to record their first win of their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign when they take on Slovenia at Neo GSP Stadium. 


The Cypriotes have been struggling in front of goal at the start of the process, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. 

Since first-choice goalkeeper Demetriou Demetris is likely to miss the game through injury, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs.

The Slovenians, on the other hand, did well to beat star-studded Croatia 1-0 in their opener, but they failed to grab something from the Russia game (1-2). 

Josip Ilicic and Co. are eager to return to winning ways in Group H, and we predict that they will prove their worth on the field. Experienced defender Miha Mevlja is banned for the visitors.

Cyprus vs Slovenia: Head to Head

Teams Cyprus Slovenia played so far 7 matches.
Cyprus won 1 direct matches. Slovenia won 4 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.86 goals per Match.

Cyprus vs Slovenia: Prediction

Cyprus in actual season average scored 0.86 goals per match. In 11 (78.57%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Slovenia average scored 1.28 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (71.43%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Neophytos Michael is likely to start between the sticks for Cyprus after Demetrious Demetriou sustained an injury at the weekend.

While Pieros Sotiriou could also be recalled in place of Ilia in the final third, the remainder of the side may remain the same.

Despite the defeat in Russia, Kek is unlikely to make many alterations to his Slovenia starting lineup.

Nejc Skubic is an option at right-back, while Amedej Vetrih will be regarded as an alternative in the centre of the pitch.

Former Newcastle United youngster Haris Vuckic is also in contention for an opportunity in attack.

Cyprus possible starting lineup:
Michael; Kousoulos, Soteriou, Laifis; Psaltis, Artymatas, Kyriakou, Ioannou; Tzionis, Sotiriou, Pittas

Slovenia possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Skubic, Blazic, Mevlja, Balkovec; Vetrih, Kurtic, Lovric; Ilicic, Sporar, Zajc


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