Cyprus hosts Russia
Cyprus hosts Russia at the Neo GSP in Nicosia in a game from Group I of the European qualifiers. We are going to write about this fixture in our football tips tonight.
Cyprus are in a good position to chase a qualification for the Euro 2020, but they need some more points. At this moment they are third in the group with 10 points and a record of three wins, one draw and three losses. They improved their performance in the last two games, which they won against San Marino and Kazakhstan. Now they hope to reach the big tournament next summer.
Two days ago Cyprus achieved a very important win during the visit to Kazakhstan at the Astana Arena. Until the 73th minute the visitors was a goal behind their hosts, but Pieros Soteriou and Nicolas Ioannou’s goals secured the three points for Ran Ben Shimon’s team.
Of course, against Russia on Sunday it’s going to be much more harder for Cyprus, but they will have the support of the stands, so they must try to win.
Although they are second in this group, placed behind the leader Belgium, Russia are doing pretty well during this campaign. Right now Sbornaya have an almost perfect record of 18 points. In seven games played, the Russians achieved six wins and only lost against Belgium. For them it will be no problem to qualify for the Euro 2020.
On Thursday Russia pleased their fans with a spectacular 4-0 win against Scotland in Moscow. All of the goals the hosts scored after the halftime break. Artem Dzyuba scored a brace in David Marshall’s net, while Magomed Ozdoev and Aleksandr Golovin also scored for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team.
That’s our quick football tips tonight for the European qualifier between Cyprus and Russia on Sunday. Sbornaya are arguably the favourite here, but the Cypriots will try to make it hard for them.