Scotland v Cyprus Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th June 2019

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Scotland v Cyprus Betting Tips – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, 8th June 7.45pm

Scotland will have Steve Clarke in charge for the first time as they step out against Cyprus this weekend back in Euro 2020 qualifying action. Clarke came in to take over from Alex McLeish. Scotland will be hoping that that is the spark that they need to drive forward to next summer’s competition. Cyprus start level on points with Scotland. Read our predictions for Scotland v Cyprus.

Scotland v Cyprus Betting Odds*

Scotland 1/2
Draw 13/5
Cyprus 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 4th, 2019 at 9:22 p.m.)

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Scotland News and Form

Scotland have claimed a victory in three of their last four games now, which is not that bad of a return for them. However, the game that really forced Scotland into a managerial change, was the 3-0 defeat away in Kazakhstan. That came right at the start of their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. They followed that a with a 2-0 home win over San Marino, but that was far from being a convincing performance. Back in the Nations League Scotland did actually win their group and posted a W3 L1 record over Israel and Albania. That at least guarantees them a playoff place if they can’t get in the top two in their Euro 2020 qualification group.
 

Scotland -1 Handicap
6/4

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So, do have a safety net. Heading back into the weekend of qualification action, Scotland are level on three points in Group I alongside Russia, Kazakhstan and Cyprus. Belgium are the ones in the group are expected to seal top spot with some ease, which leaves a congested chase for second place. Russia are the favourites to join Belgium in qualifying from this group. If Scotland can get the win on the board in this one they will be sitting all right for the time being. That’s the issue here as Scotland can’t afford to drop points against the easier opponents. The Scots have scored in seven of their last eight games and have produced a least two goals in three of their last four.

Scotland v Cyprus Head to Head

Scotland have won all five previous games against Cyprus
Scotland’s last two wins over the Cypriots have been by a 2-1 scoreline
Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings
All five previous meetings have gone over 2.5 goals

Key-Facts – Scotland v Cyprus

  • Scotland have won three of their last four games
  • Scotland are one of four teams level on three points in this group
  • Cyprus have one clean sheet in eight games

 

Cyprus News and Form

It will be a big thing for Cyprus if they were to get a point out of this. It is a tricky away game for them and they can be forgiven for just turning up and playing for a draw right from the kick-off. So they are sat in the exact same situation Scotland are, having taken three points from their first two games. To open with Cyprus suffered a 2-0 reverse at home against Belgium. They then recorded a 5-0 victory over San Marino. That just made Scotland’s poor 2-0 win over San Marino look even worse.

Cyprus are not carrying a great deal of form with them at the moment as they have gone W2 D2 L4 in their last eight games. Cyprus have scored in just one of their last three fixtures, two of those games in that sequence ending in 2-0 defeats. The only clean sheet that they have managed in their last eight fixtures was in their victory over San Marino. They did not have a great Nations League campaign did Cyprus, posting a W1 D2 L3 record form their six games. Cyprus were competing in a group alongside Norway, Bulgaria and Slovenia. They lost two of their three away games, drawing the other one.

Scotland v Cyprus Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 5/4
Over 2.5 goals at 23/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 4th, 2019 at 9:22 p.m.)

Scotland v Cyprus Predictions

Scotland to win: Scotland have a new manager in place now and that may just give them that extra bit of spark. Regardless this is a game that they should be winning on home soil and it will be interesting to see what changes Clarke makes to their are set up. Either way Scotland to win, but Cyprus may be able to muscle their way onto the scoreboard.


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