Greece vs Kazakhstan prediction 21.03.2024

Greece

Greece

5 : 0

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1

1.37

X

4.75

2

9.7

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  • Competition: EURO 2024 Qualifiers, Playoffs Semi-Final
  • Date: Thursday, 21st March 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: OPAP Arena (Athens)

On Thursday evening, Greece will welcome Kazakhstan at OPAP Arena in Athens in the Semi-Finals of the Qualification Playoffs for the EURO 2024.

Greece are looking for only its fifth appearance on the EURO and its first since 2012 in Austria and Ukraine. Generally, the Greece national team has not played their best football for a long time and hasn’t appeared in any major tournament in a decade. They also competed in UEFA Nations League C three years in a row and finally managed to win their Group and advance to League B. In the EURO 2024 Qualifiers, they did fine, finishing 3rd with 13 points in eight rounds. The teams that finished in front of them (France and Netherlands) are much better, and no one expected Greece to finish above them. So, securing the Qualification Playoffs can be considered a success.

Kazakhstan are trying to secure their first appearance in any major tournament. However, they are constantly improving, and we could see that through the UEFA Nations League. They competed in League D in 2018/19, but with two promotions in three years, they will compete in League B this season. In the EURO Qualifiers, Kazakhstan did very well and even had the opportunity to win the direct promotion, but lost to Slovenia in the last round. They will have to try to secure their historic EURO appearance through these playoffs.

Greece vs Kazakhstan pick: Both teams to score

Greece are the big favorite in this match, mainly because they play at home. They are one of the teams that plays much better at home and, in the last ten games, lost just against the Netherlands. They are scoring pretty regularly, and we do not doubt their ability to score against Kazakhstan at home.

Kazakhstan performed very well in the EURO Qualifiers group stage and scored at least a goal in nine of ten games while facing some good teams like Denmark, Finland, and Slovenia. Away from home, they showed that they were as good as at home, scoring at least a goal in all five matches. So, we think they could score against Greece, which tends to play defensive-orientated football in important matches. On the other hand, we do not believe Kazakhstan’s defense to keep a clean sheet. They even failed to do so against the worst team in the World, San Marino.

Considering all the above, we think that both teams to score is a very good option for this tie.

Greece vs Kazakhstan Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Kazakhstan

    0 : 2

    Greece

    Friendly International

  2. Kazakhstan

    1 : 2

    Greece

    WC Qualification Europe

Greece

Greece team news

The team’s total market value is around 153 million euros, which is almost seven times bigger than Kazakhstan’s (22 million euros).

Anastasios Douvikas has not been called for the upcoming matches. The 24-year-old striker plays for Celta Vigo and had a pretty solid season, but is mainly a backup option. This season, he scored ten goals in 31 appearances in all competitions while scoring a goal every 128.5 minutes.

Last matches of Greece

  1. Greece

    2 : 2

    France

    Euro Qualification

  2. Greece

    2 : 0

    New Zealand

    Friendly International

  3. Greece

    0 : 1

    Netherlands

    Euro Qualification

  4. Republic of Ireland

    0 : 2

    Greece

    Euro Qualification

  5. Greece

    5 : 0

    Gibraltar

    Euro Qualification

Greece lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Odisseas Vlachodimos

Defenders

  • 15

    Lazaros Rota

  • 4

    Kontantinos Mavropanos

  • 2

    Panagiotis Retsos

  • 21

    Kontantinos Tsimikas

Midfielders

  • 11

    Anastasios Bakasetas

  • 6

    Dimitrios Kourbelis

  • 20

    Petros Mantalos

Forwards

  • 7

    Georgios Masouras

  • 8

    Fotis Ioannidis

  • 9

    Vangelis Pavlidis

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan team news

The majority of the players are a part of the domestic clubs. Only four of them are playing outside Kazakhstan: Aleksandr Zuyev (Arsenal Tula), Nuraly Alip (Zenit Saint Petersburg), Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov (Besiktas), and Abat Aymbetov (Adana Demirspor).

Due to injuries, the team will miss Bauyrzhan Islamkhan. With 50 national team appearances, he is ninth on the all-time list, but he is no longer a key player, and the team will not miss him too much.

Last matches of Kazakhstan

  1. Slovenia

    2 : 1

    Kazakhstan

    Euro Qualification

  2. Kazakhstan

    3 : 1

    San Marino

    Euro Qualification

  3. Finland

    1 : 2

    Kazakhstan

    Euro Qualification

  4. Denmark

    3 : 1

    Kazakhstan

    Euro Qualification

  5. Kazakhstan

    1 : 0

    Northern Ireland

    Euro Qualification

Kazakhstan lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Igor Shatskiy

Defenders

  • 4

    Marat Bystrov

  • 2

    Sergiy Maily

  • 22

    Aleksandr Marochin

  • 3

    Nuraly Alip

  • 11

    Yan Vorogovskiy

Midfielders

  • 9

    Islam Chesnokov

  • 21

    Abzal Beysebekov

  • 5

    Islambek Kuat

  • 20

    Ramazan Orazov

Forwards

  • 10

    Maksim Samorodov

3 Reasons why both teams should score

  1. Greece scored at least a goal in four of the last five matches in all competitions
  2. Both teams scored in Kazakhstan’s last four matches
  3. Kazakhstan scored away from home in the group phase in all five matches

Main prediction Greece - Kazakhstan

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:2.13

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.37

AH2 (+1.5)

Best odds:1.73

Greece vs Kazakhstan - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Nova Sports channel.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Greece?

Vangelis Pavlidis, who scored 27 goals in 38 appearances this season for his club (AZ Alkmaar).

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Who could be the goalscorer for Kazakhstan?

Maksim Samorodov, who scored two goals in EURO 2024 Qualifiers.