Cyprus – Bulgaria, Nations League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR CYPRUS - BULGARIA
Well, really, Cyprus have no chances for the first place, but at paper they have. They have to defeat Norway and Bulgaria with an appropriate result and eventually wait for Slovenia to beat Norway and Bulgaria, or at least to get a drawa against one of the two teams and then to look at Cyprus’ direct clashes with the other team. This, obviously, seems a difficult and complicated task and with this draw against Slovenia, Cyprus are playing for their honor. However, they showed value football against Bulgaria in the first match and they led in the first half, but afterwards they were turned by the Bulgarians. However, the lions failed to create many chances and could not even claim to be the better team. Cyprus has only 1 loss in the last 7 home games.
Bulgaria won their victories, but didn‘t convince at all. They went for the draw vs Norway in the last round, but lost. Now they have to defeat Cyprus, which will give them the chance to win the first place in the group, because they play with Slovenia in the last match. The direct matches with Norway will not be seen, because they have exchanged one win by 1-0, and the goal difference is 1 goal more for the Norwegians, but Bulgaria has scored more goals, so here everything will be decided by the details. Bulgaria can not play very closed, because it is meaningless. They should try to defeat Cyprus and play better than them. This is probably the most important match for the guests and somehow decisive one.
Bulgaria overall almost always concede goals away from home. The statistics of the lions away from home are very bad lately – 1-1-7 and they have neither a clean sheet in these matches, but they have not managed to score in just 3 of them against teams like Sweden and Denmark. Our prediction here is Cyprus or Draw at 1.58. The reason is the weak performance of Bulgaria in general, as well as the fact that Bulgarians always end up bad, when they need to be the most focused. We should note that there are main players who are missing this game, because of an injury. In fact, Despodov scored the first goal against Cyprus and now they will be absent.
CYPRUS TEAM NEWS
Demetriou (49/1 D), Cristofi (52/8 F) and Mitidis (31/5 F) are out
BULGARIA TEAM NEWS
Milanov (41/2 M), Manolev (51/5 M) and Tonev (28/5 F) were not called. Despodov (5/1 F) and Iliev (13/0 G) had to get off from the squad, because of an injury