Cyprus knew that on this group it would be really hard to ensure their presence on this World Cup since they would always be behind teams like Belgium, Bosnia and Greece.
The 1st place is practically ensured by Belgium, but the Cypriots can still fight for the 2nd place.
They have 7 points, and are 5 points behind 2nd place Greece and 4 points behind Bosnia, who is the 3rd placed team.
Cyprus is not a team that has great individual quality.
They have striker Soteriou, who plays at Copenhagen, and is a player I actually like, but I think this team lacks individual quality, despite working well as a unit.
Cyprus is unbeaten on their last 3 matches, but they played against the weaker teams.
At home against Estonia for example, they didn’t get more than a goalless draw, which ends up hurting their ambitions a lot, since they are in this group with stronger teams.
Bosnia is well placed in the fight for the 2nd place and, who knows, if Belgium slips up, the Bosnians are still lurking, since they will still play at home against the Belgian, so they have a slight chance to even reach the 1st place.
Bosnia is a National team that has improved a lot in recent years and they are always on the discussion for the qualification spots for Euros or World Cups.
The team’s star is clearly the striker Edin Dezko, but they also have other interesting players.
On this qualification, they failed the rise to 2nd place on their last match. They hosted Greece at home, which was a golden opportunity, but they didn’t take their chances, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
If they had won, they would now be in 2nd place. Anyway, this match is really important to win, in order to put pressure on the Greeks.
Cyprus vs Bosnia Betting Tip and Prediction:
This match is important for both sides. Cyprus, in case of victory, can still dream with the 2nd place.
Bosnia, if they win, put pressure on Greece and will be waiting to see what Belgium does.
Both teams need to win, but it will not be an easy match for Bosnia, despite them being favourites. I expect a close match, mainly in the 1st half.
Both teams should respect each other a lot and I believe we will still have a goalless draw in the end of the first 45 minutes.
If Cyprus want to win the match, they know they have to neutralize Dzeko effectively and defend well.
Bosnia should have more initiative, but they will not attack with no purpose and I predict some struggle during the first 45 minutes.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|0-0 in the 1st half||