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Cyprus vs Azerbaijan Prediction & Betting tips
How useful is the UEFA Nations League? Certainly this can be discussed from many different angles. What is certain is that there is a chance especially for small nations to qualify for a big tournament. That is exactly what Cyprus and Azerbaijan want to do, whose match it is very difficult to predict.
The nations played only one international match in 2020, namely on Saturday. With new coaches on the bench, both teams lost their match on matchday one, which is why the duel on Tuesday in Nicosia is very important.
In the odds comparison of the betting base, the hosts are traded as a slight favorite. After the performances over the weekend, a close duel at a rather low level can be assumed, which is why when betting on the outcome of the game between Cyprus and Azerbaijan, the tip on a draw is the best choice. The match will be kicked off on Tuesday evening at 19:45 p.m. by the Slovak referee Glova.
The Belgian Johan Walem took over the position of national coach for Cyprus at the beginning of the year. However, the 48-year-old cannot work miracles. Due to the long break in the season, he could only work very little with his protégés and the international match against Montenegro on Saturday was his debut on the dugout.
This did not go according to his wishes and Cyprus lost 2-0. Despite a decent performance, the offensive in particular was simply too harmless, which is why the defeat after 90 minutes was okay. However, not too many changes in the starting line-up are to be expected.
The squad consists mostly of players from the domestic league. Some professionals make their living at APOEL Nicosia, AEK Larnaka or AEL Limassol. The quality deteriorates particularly across the board and even in League C of the Nations League, the Cypriots are treated as outsiders.
Against the upcoming opponent there is arguably the greatest chance of success and between Cyprus and Azerbaijan the odds for a victory for the island state show that Johan Walem can have hopes of a premiere victory during his tenure. The attack around center forward Christofi Demetris then finally has to act more purposefully.
Even with the opponent from Azerbaijan, the bearer of hope sits on the sidelines. The Italian Gianni De Biasi was able to lead Albania to a major tournament four years ago after a 52-year absence. With his new employer, he should now succeed in the next coup. Azerbaijan has never participated in a European Championship or World Cup, which is why this success would be historic.
The fastest way to get the ticket is through the Nations League. The 1: 2 on Saturday in the home game against Luxembourg was therefore a heavy blow to the neck. Despite the red card, the team around captain Maksim Medvedev took the lead through Tamil Sheydaev in half time 1. The pressure from the guests grew steadily and Luxemburg turned the game around and in the end deserved to win.
The goal shot ratio after 90 minutes was 19: 2 for the guests. Since the two goals of the away team from an own goal and a penalty summed up, the bankruptcy was still very bitter and Gianni De Biasi has to try to get the heads of his protégés back up quickly. He also has to change the starting line-up, as Mahir Emreli is missing after his red card.
Renat Dadashov would be a possible replacement. The 21-year-old was trained in Germany at Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig and is now under contract with Grasshoppers Zurich in Switzerland. He is one of the few legionnaires in the squad.
Most of the players in the domestic league are under contract with Qarabag FK. The lack of international class can therefore be explained logically and even against a nation like Cyprus, a tip for the first win since October 2019 (against Bahrain) cannot be recommended in Azerbaijan.