Greece hosts Georgia in round 3 of the World Cup Qualification. The match will be played on Wednesday, March 31st at Toumba Stadium (Thessaloniki).
Greece has long been on the down grade. For a long time, this team with its frankly ugly but efficient style did not show serious results. But in the last draw of the Nations League, the Greeks did not lose and only slightly lagged behind Slovenia, which won the quartet. And in March, they managed to become the authors of a serious sensation a la France-Ukraine. John van't Schip's charges also managed to answer after the break (Bakasetas scored from the penalty spot) and defended a 1-1 draw with Spain in Malaga. And on the weekend, while the opponents were wasting their energy in the 2nd round, the Greeks played a friendly match versus Honduras. Will this factor help in the last match in March?
Georgia began a new qualification cycle with matches against the main favorites of their group. First, there was a voyage to the Swedes, who can again count on Ibrahimovic. And Zlatan assisted Claesson, who opened the scoring in the 35th minute. As a result, the game at the Stockholm Friends Arena ended 1-0 in favor of the Blues and Yellows. The Sunday match turned out to be more dramatic. It seemed that the Spaniards, who had already made a misfire in the match versus the Greeks, would arrive in Tbilisi as motivated as possible. But the Caucasians not only defended a draw in the first half but also scored “in the locker room” - Kvaratskhelia upset Unai Simon in the 43rd minute. Ferran Torres equalized in the 56th minute, and then it all came down to whether the hosts would keep a sensational draw. And there were chances, as the Red Fury did not create many goal attempts. But it had Alba. Jordi acted as an assistant for the Manchester City midfielder, and it was from his pass that Olmo scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute.
Greece has excellent statistics in matches against Georgians. Five out of six games ended with victories of the Blue-Whites, and only in September 2010, the Crusaders gained a 1-1 draw away. And then the Greeks had to win back. The Georgians spent a lot of energy in the match versus Spain but lost in the end. It is unlikely that they will now find the strength to withstand in Thessaloniki - we bet on the victory of the hosts.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.88 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 31-Mar-2021 20:45 CET
Event Result: 1:1(0:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units