Cyprus vs Scotland Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th November 2019

Scots to reign supreme in Cyprus

Urko Pardo (L) /Cyprus ©imago images / ITAR-TASS 16.11.2019

Cyprus vs Scotland Betting Tips – UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier, 16th November 14.00pm

Steve Clarke takes his Scotland troops to the GSP Stadium in Nicosia this Saturday to play Ran Ben Shimon’s Cyprus in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier. Both nations have had to sit back and watch Belgium and Russia dominate in Group I, but third spot is still up for grabs for the pair. The Cypriots go into this one a point and a place above the Scots in the standings, but the visitors head to Nicosia as the 6/4 favourites to get the win.

Cyprus vs Scotland Betting Odds*

Cyprus 21/10
Draw 23/10
Scotland 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 14th, 2019 at 16:30 p.m.)
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Cyprus News and Form – Can the Cypriots hit back after a heavy defeat to Russia?

To be fair to Ran Ben Shimon’s men, Cyprus have had a pretty decent qualifying campaign, picking up a respectable ten points. In the process, they have scored 13 and shipped 12, though five of those 12 came in their last game when they were hammered by Russia on home turf.

Prior to their mauling at the hands of the Russians, Cyprus had picked up consecutive wins over San Marino (4-0) and Kazakhstan (2-1). However, Ben Shimon’s team were woeful last time out. Russia were far too good for Cyprus at the GSP Stadium, as just shy of 10,000 spectators watched the away side cruise to a 5-0 win.

 

Both teams to score
Yes9/10
No4/5

Bet at 22Bet

 

Cyprus have one or two players who can hurt Scotland on Saturday. After their horror show against Russia last month, the Cypriots will be hoping to restore some pride in this one. Three points this weekend will guarantee a third-place finish for Cyprus.

Cyprus vs Scotland Head to Head

Scotland have won each of the last three meetings, all by two goals to one

The Scots have won all six of their previous matches with Cyprus

Back in May 1969, Scotland recorded an 8-0 win over the Cypriots

A late Oliver Burke goal gave the Scots a 2-1 win the nations locked horns in Glasgow in June

 

Key-Facts – Cyprus vs Scotland

  • Cyprus are in third on ten points, a point ahead of Scotland
  • Both teams have won three of eight games during qualifying
  • The Scots have lost six of their past eight away fixtures

 

Scotland News and Form – Will the Scots do the double over Cyprus?

Scotland have had another miserable qualifying campaign. The Scots have lost five of eight matches in Group I, with two of their three victories coming against minnows San Marino. Scotland, who have conceded a whopping 17 goals, will be glad to see the back of this qualifying campaign.

After travelling to Cyprus at the weekend, Scotland finish up when they welcome Kazakhstan to Hampden Park next week. They will be out revenge after losing 3-0 at the Astana Arena when the pair met in the opening round back in March.

Scotland’s chances of automatically qualifying for Euro 2020 have long gone, but their performances during the UEFA National League has given them a chance in the play-offs. Before then, however, Clarke’s men will be targeting back-to-back Group I wins.

Cyprus vs Scotland Tips & Odds

Scotland to win by one goal at 3/1
John McGinn to score anytime at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 14th, 2019 at 16:31 p.m.)

Cyprus vs Scotland Predictions

Scotland win: Both nations are just playing for pride, but this still has the potential to be an interesting match. Each team will be looking for all three points in Nicosia, with the away side being the slight favourites. At the time of writing, the Scots are available at 6/4, while you can get Cyprus at 21/10, and the draw is coming in at 23/10.

This could be a close one in the GSP Stadium, but I’m backing Scotland to secure a narrow win. Take a look at the decent odds of 3/1 for the Scots to win by a one-goal margin.

John McGinn has been in fine form for Aston Villa in the Premier League this season. The 25-year-old also shone in Scotland’s 6-0 win over San Marino last month, netting a treble in Glasgow. McGinn, who has four qualifying goals to his name, is priced at 11/4 to score anytime on Saturday.


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