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Nations League 16 November: Cyprus vs Bulgaria preview

Nations League 16 November: Cyprus vs Bulgaria preview

Cyprus vs Bulgaria 21:45 GSP Stadium, Nicosia
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This is a big game for both teams. Cyprus still has a very slight chance for promotion, but more importantly they are fighting to avoid relegation. Cyprus is 3rd in the group right now, but with the worst 3rd placed team being also relegated, Cyprus needs to earn points against both Bulgaria and Norway. Cyprus is currently the worst 3rd placed team with 0 points so if they do not get at least 4 points from these two games, they will be relegated to the D-league. Bulgaria is tied in points with Norway but are behind on goal difference so they will need to earn the same or more points than Norway from their final two games and get 1 goal better goal difference.

The teams met a month ago in Bulgaria where the home side won 2-1. This was an unlucky result for Cyprus as they deserved to get something from that match.

Cyprus does not have that good form at the moment with only 1 win and 2 draws from their last 10 games. When you look only at their home games, the form improves dramatically. Cyprus has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses from their last 10 home games which includes wins over Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kazakhstan. In March they also played a good draw against Montenegro.

Bulgaria is in good form despite losing their last game to Norway 1-0. Before that they had won 4 consecutive games and five in their last eight. Most of these wins though came at home. When you look at their away form, it looks really bad. Their win against Slovenia in September was their first away win since 29 March 2016. Since then they had drawn with Luxembourg and lost seven games.

Cyprus will be without Kastanos and Demetriou from this match. Bulgaria will miss Aleksandrov and Ivaylo Chovcev.

Prediction:

Since that 0-2 win over FYR Macedonia in 29 March 2016, Bulgaria has failed to keep a clean sheet away from home. This gives hope to Cyprus who has failed to score at home only 4 times in their last 10 games but two of those were against Belgium. In the other two they drew with Estonia and Montenegro. Main pick here is thus both teams to score. The teams are evenly match so there is also value on Cyprus draw no bet.

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