This is a duel between two friendly countries, which are very closely linked, however, the situation is now such that Cyprus has suddenly decided to get involved in the fight for the second place, and with a victory in this match, they would have the same number of points as Greece, which is one point behind the team of B&H. It is true that Cyprus is still far from the playoffs because of the match with Belgium on the side in the final round, while Greece counts on the points against Gibraltar. In the first duel of these teams, it was 2-0 for the Greeks in these qualifiers.
It is already a success for Cyprus that they are even in the game for the second place and the playoffs two rounds before the end, although they have two very difficult matches and if they win both, that would be a sensation. But the question is whether it would still be enough, because the team of B&H has four points more in the second place. Otherwise, Cyprus’ hopes suddenly revived after an incredible victory over B&H, when they were losing with 2-0 on their field and then in the second half they managed to turn everything back for the triumph 3-2.
It should have been a great boost for the match with Estonia, where they could have secured a much better position with a victory, but they lost in Tallinn with 1-0 and they missed a great opportunity. Laifis has returned to the center-back position after the suspension, while Avraam replaced Charalambidis in attack. Now Kastanos could be the refreshment.
When it is known that Greece has not achieved any victories since the third round of these qualifiers, then they can be overwhelmed by the fact that they are still in the game for placement in the playoffs. It is true that they are not keeping the situation under control because it depends on the results of the team of B&H, however, they have an easier schedule in the remaining two rounds and it is realistic to expect both triumphs, and it is also realistic that B&H does not achieve the needed triumph already in this round. When this duel starts, the Greeks will already know the result of the match between Bosnia and Herzegovina – Belgium, but nevertheless, they must aim for the triumph.
In the first three rounds, Greece has won nine points, and then they made four draws, and then they were defeated for the first time in these qualifiers in the last round. Two draws with Bosnia and Herzegovina and one with Belgium are acceptable, but they should not have played the one with Estonia at home, while that defeat by Belgium cost them loss of the second position. They had a lot of problems in the previous games with injuries and suspensions of some players, but now the situation is much better and it they will certainly be very offensive with the recovered Mitrogloues from the first minute.
Cyprus still has some theoretical prospects to be second, but they have missed the opportunity in the last round and now they could only hurt the team of Greece, which we think will not happen. Greece has the imperative of victory, and we believe they will manage to achieve it.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.70 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 07-Oct-2017 20:45 CET
Event Result: 1:2(1:2)
Profit: +28.00 Units