Cyprus vs. Spain
Spain, having already secured a place in the Euro 2024 finals, is set for their penultimate qualifying Group A game against Cyprus at the Alphamega Stadium on Thursday evening. While the visitors are engaged in a two-horse race with Scotland for the top spot, the hosts are eager for the final whistle, concluding a disastrous campaign.
Having attempted and failed to qualify for the European Championships 15 consecutive times, Cyprus has consistently been the underperforming team in Group A. They are at risk of concluding yet another unsuccessful preliminary campaign with the poorest defensive record on the continent.
Cyprus vs. Spain
In their seven Group A fixtures to date, Cyprus has faced defeat in each match, managing to score only two goals while conceding a concerning 25. Their defensive record is second only to San Marino, who have conceded just one more goal.
Additionally, Cyprus, along with San Marino, is among the five teams without a win in Euro 2024 qualifying, sharing this unwanted feat with Liechtenstein, Malta, and Gibraltar. However, Temur Ketsbaia’s team did challenge Georgia’s goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili on a few occasions in their recent outing.
What to remember – Cyprus vs. Spain
De la Fuente might consider making changes to the lineup against the group’s bottom team on Thursday, but with first place in the section still to be determined, the Spain head coach is likely to field a strong team in anticipation of another convincing victory against Cyprus.
The 4-0 scoreline in their recent encounter with Georgia may have flattered the visitors, but a similar result is foreseeable in Limassol. Spain is not expected to encounter any similar challenges en route to securing a seventh consecutive win.
Betting tip for Cyprus vs. Spain
Our expert tipster partners anticipate that there will be more than 3.5 goals in this game.