Added on September 8, 2020 Category Football Tips

Cyprus vs Azerbaijan Free Betting Tips

Who can withstand the pressure in the loser duel?

Match: Cyprus – Azerbaijan
Competition: UEFA Nations League
Date: 08.09.2020
Betting Tips: X
Odds: 3.2
Stake: 3/10 units

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.

Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.50

Cyprus – statistics & current form

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 protected and the international match against Montenegro on Saturday was his debut on the dugout.

First success under Walem?

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.

Cypriots convince collectively

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.

Probable formation of Cyprus:
Kyriakidis – Antoniou, Laifis, Karo, Wheeler – Kastanos, Kousoulos, Tzionis, Pittas – Christofi, Ilia

Last matches from Cyprus:

UEFA Nations League C Grp. 1
09/05 2020 Cyprus 0 – 2 Montenegro
EURO 2020 qualification group I
11/19 2019 Belgium 6 – 1 Cyprus
11/16 2019 Cyprus 1 – 2 Scotland
10/13 2019 Cyprus 0 – 5 Russia
10/10 2019 Kazakhstan 1 – 2 Cyprus

Azerbaijan – Statistics & Current Form

Even with the opponent from Azerbaijan, the hope is sitting 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.

First World Cup participation in the distance

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 Luxembourg 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 protected back up quickly. He also has to change the starting line-up, as Mahir Emreli is missing after his red card.

Who will replace Mahir Emreli?

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 in Switzerland with Grasshoppers Zurich.

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.

Probable formation of Azerbaijan:
Balayev – Medvedev, B. Hüseynov, Mustafazade, Krivotsyuk – Alaskarov, Jamalov, Garayev, Khalilzade – Dadashov, Sheydaev

Last matches from Azerbaijan:

UEFA Nations League C Grp. 1
09/05 2020 Azerbaijan 1 – 2 Luxembourg
EURO 2020 qualification group E
11/19 2019 Slovakia 2 – 0 Azerbaijan
11/16 2019 Azerbaijan 0 – 2 Wales
10/13 2019 Hungary 1 – 0 Azerbaijan
Friendly match
10/09 2019 Bahrain 2 – 3 Azerbaijan


Cyprus vs Azerbaijan Direct comparison

The game in Nicosia is the first meeting of these two nations. Therefore, the direct comparison between Cyprus and Azerbaijan is not helpful for a prediction of the upcoming game. Who will prevail at the premiere on Tuesday?

Cyprus vs Azerbaijan – Betting odds comparison – UEFA Nations League

Betting Tips: Cyprus
Odds: 2.2
Betting Tips: Draw
Odds: 3
Betting Tips: Azerbaijan
Odds: 3.6

Cyprus vs Azerbaijan Free Betting Tips

Do not lose. After the two opening bankruptcies, no team can afford another defeat on Tuesday if the group victory in the Nations League is not to get out of reach early on. Accordingly, the opponents will enter the square carefully.

In terms of quality, the teams don’t give each other much. Due to the low home advantage, which is quite small without a spectator, but still there, and the personnel problems due to Mahir Emreli’s red card suspension in Azerbaijan, the best bookmakers rate the home side as easy favorites.

Key facts – Cyprus vs Azerbaijan tips

Both nations lost their only international match in 2020 on Saturday and are under pressure
In terms of play, the teams are almost completely at eye level
For the very first time, the pairing Cyprus vs. Azerbaijan

We largely share this assessment and see no real value on either side. When the game ends, bets on a draw are most profitable.

Since handicaps or over / under bets are not really lucrative either, the tip on the draw is the best recommendation between Cyprus and Azerbaijan and a bet of three units is completely sufficient to make a nice profit if the game is successful.