Cyprus vs Serbia prediction 25.03.2024

Cyprus

Cyprus

0 : 1

Serbia

Serbia

1

11

X

5.5

2

1.28

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  • Competition: Friendly International
  • Date: Monday, 25th March 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:00 UTC / 18:00 CET
  • Venue: AEK Arena (Larnaca)

On Monday afternoon, Cyprus and Serbia will face off at the AEK Arena in Larnaca, Cyprus. 

Cyprus are 125th in the FIFA World Ranking and 46th out of 55 European teams. They are one of the weaker teams in Europe, and they have never appeared in any major tournament, and that will surely not change any time soon. In the previous EURO Qualifiers, they expectedly finished as the last team in the group with zero points in eight rounds. They were also terrible in the UEFA Nations League C, finishing as the last-placed team in the group with Greece, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland.

Serbia are one of the teams that constantly underachieve. They had a good squad but have failed to qualify for Euro on the previous five occasions. For EURO 2024, they managed to qualify as a 2nd-placed team in a pretty weak group and were far from impressive. In the last WC, the popular Eagles again disappointed, finishing as the last-placed team in the group with Brazil, Switzerland, and Cameroon while winning just one point.

Cyprus vs Serbia pick: Over 2.5 goals

Cyprus have been absolutely terrible defensively in the previous EURO Qualifiers, as they allowed 28 goals in eight matches – 3.5 per game. So, allowing at least two or three against Serbia looks very likely. On the other hand, even though they were bad offensively, that wasn’t the case in recent games, as they scored one goal per game in the last three games. They even scored a goal against Spain, and we believe they could score vs Serbia, which have been terrible defensively under coach Dragan Stojkovic.

Serbia mostly played high-scoring games in the past two years. Their offense is never a problem, as they are capable of scoring a couple or more goals against much better teams than Cyprus. On the other hand, their defense has been a massive problem for a while now, and expecting a clean sheet is a completely unreal scenario. In the last nine games they allowed 16 goals and haven’t had a clean sheet in that period. Because of a good offense and really bad defensive performances, Serbia were over 2.5 goals in seven of those nine games.

Serbia are a much better team objectively, but we do not trust their defense. Instead, we think that an over 2.5 goals bet is a much better option than a -1.5 or -2 AH bet.

Cyprus vs Serbia Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Serbia

    2 : 1

    Cyprus

    Friendly International

  2. Cyprus

    1 : 3

    Serbia

    Friendly International

  3. Cyprus

    0 : 0

    Serbia

    Friendly International

  4. Cyprus

    0 : 2

    Serbia

    Friendly International

Cyprus

Cyprus team news

The 3rd all-time scorer, Pieros Sotiriou, is not called for the upcoming games, most likely due to poor form at the club (Sanfrecce Hiroshima). Also, one of the better midfielders in recent years, Kostakis Artymatas, is out with an injury.  

Cyprus’s total market value is around 18 million euros, almost 13 times less than Serbia’s (230 million euros).

Last matches of Cyprus

  1. Cyprus

    1 : 1

    Latvia

    Friendly International

  2. Cyprus

    1 : 0

    Lithuania

    Friendly International

  3. Cyprus

    1 : 3

    Spain

    Euro Qualification

  4. Georgia

    4 : 0

    Cyprus

    Euro Qualification

  5. Cyprus

    0 : 4

    Norway

    Euro Qualification

Cyprus lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    Joel Mall

Defenders

  • 25

    Charis Kyriakou

  • 2

    Andreas Karo

  • 6

    Alex Gogic

  • 19

    Konstantinos Laifis

  • 7

    Anderson Correia

Midfielders

  • 15

    Dani Spoljaric

  • 8

    Ioannis Kousoulos

  • Charalampos Charalampous

Forwards

  • 10

    Loizos Loizou

  • 9

    Ioannis Pittas

Serbia

Serbia team news

In the previous game vs Russia, coach Dragan Stojkovic heavily rotated the squad, and we could see a much different starting lineup against Cyprus. If coach Stojkovic decides to go with the best squad, he will start Aleksandar Mitrovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Filip Kostic, and most likely Strahinja Pavlovic.

Right full-back Milan Gajic received a red card vs Russia, and will be unavailable against Cyprus.

Last matches of Serbia

  1. Russia

    4 : 0

    Serbia

    Friendly International

  2. Serbia

    2 : 2

    Bulgaria

    Euro Qualification

  3. Belgium

    1 : 0

    Serbia

    Friendly International

  4. Serbia

    3 : 1

    Montenegro

    Euro Qualification

  5. Hungary

    2 : 1

    Serbia

    Euro Qualification

Serbia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Vanja Milinkovic-Savic

Defenders

  • 4

    Nikola Milenković

  • 2

    Strahinja Pavlovic

  • 16

    Strahinja Erakovic

  • 3

    Filip Mladenovic

Midfielders

  • 22

    Sasa Lukic

  • 10

    Dusan Tadic

  • 20

    Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Forwards

  • 14

    Andrija Zivkovic

  • 9

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

  • 11

    Filip Kostic

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Cyprus allowed 3.5 goals per game in the previous EURO Qualifiers
  2. Serbia were over 2.5 goals in six of the previous seven games in all competitions
  3. Serbia allowed four goals in the last game against Russia

Main prediction Cyprus - Serbia

Over 2.5 goals

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

BTTS

Best odds:2.2

AH2 (-1.5)

Best odds:1.83

AH2 (-2)

Best odds:2.34

Under 1.5 goals 1st half

Best odds:1.51

Over 1.5 goals 2nd half

Best odds:1.89

Cyprus vs Serbia - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the beIN Sports MENA channel.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Cyprus?

Ioannis Pittas, who scored a goal in the previous match vs Latvia.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Serbia?

Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 57 goals in 88 appearances for the national team.