Cyprus hosts Scotland in the city of Nicosia in a match from Group I
Cyprus hosts Scotland in the city of Nicosia in a match from Group I of the European qualifiers on Saturday. That’s our soccer matches tomorrow for this fixture.
The best Cyprus can do in this group is finish third, beating Scotland and Kazakhstan for this. At this moment they have one point advantage in front of Scotland and three points advantage in front of Kazakhstan. In 8 games played so far, Cyprus’ record looks like this: three wins, one draw and four losses.
In the last round of the campaign Ran Ben Shimon’s boys hosted Russia, but suffered a devastating 0-5 loss. We can say that one of the main reasons for this was the red card which the centre back Konstantinos Laifis recieved in the middle of the first half. This left the hosts without any proper chance to give Sbornaya a fight. Because of this suspension, Laifis won’t be avaliable for selection against Scotland.
When Scotland and Cyprus met in Glasgow in June, the Brits achieved a difficult 2-1 win at the Hampden Park. Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson opened the score, but Ioannis Kousoulos equalied for the visitors just three minutes before the end. The game was about to end with a draw, but Oliver Burke scored a late winner for Scotland in the 89th minute.
For the Scottish team this is a good opportunity to pass Cyprus and climb up to third place in the standings. In their last game in the group Steve Clarke’s boys hosted the outsider San Marino and crushed their opponent with 6-0. Aston Villa’s John McGinn scored a hattrick for the hosts, while Lawrence Shankland, Stuart Findlay and Stuart Armstrong also scored.
In our soccer matches tomorrow we expect a good clash between Cyprus and Scotland on Saturday. These two teams are in a direct fight for the third place in Group I, so we think they will go for it.