Cyprus v Kazakhstan predictions, betting tips and match preview here. With the home advantage, we're expecting the Cypriot side to earn their first friendly win since 2011 here.
Cyprus v Kazakhstan match stats
- Cyprus haven't managed to win a friendly match since 2011
- Kazakhstan however have lost only one of their last nine friendlies
- This is the first meeting between these two since 2004
Cyprus v Kazakhstan betting preview
Cyprus don't look like they have any chance of reaching their first ever international major tournament through World Cup 2018 qualifying. The minnows lost their first three games of the group stages and now have an almighty mountain to climb in order to qualify, although they did pick up a rare victory in their last competitive match against Gibraltar.
Having chosen to really challenge themselves in friendlies in recent years, it's little surprise that Cyprus have now gone 11 matches without a friendly win, although they have managed goalless draws against Serbia and Northern Ireland in that time. Can they now kick on and pick up a rare victory in this winnable game at odds of 23/20 with William Hill
Kazakhstan are one of the few teams in Europe ranked lower than Cyprus. At home in World Cup 2018 qualifying they've picked up two impressive draws against Romania and Poland at the Astana Arena, but away from home they've shown their clear limitations and have fallen to thumping defeats against Montenegro and Denmark.
Where Cyprus tend to play against stronger sides in friendlies, Kazakhstan have taken a different approach and played some minor nations and that has no doubt helped them to pick up victories against the likes of Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. Away from home, they may struggle to pick up a victory here though, hence odds of 29/20 with BetVictor
This match is a meeting of two minnows and both will see it as a chance to get a rare win on the board. As such, the defences will look to keep things tight and chances are likely to be at a premium. The home side are slightly stronger but not by much and we epect a hard-fought game with very few chances and under 2.5 goals to be scored at 4/7 with bet365
Away from home Kazakhstan seem to really struggle and as such, we're backing the hosts for a win here. The visitors look set to struggle in front of goal in particular as they've failed to find the net in three of their last five matches. As such, we're backing the likes of Constantinos Laifis and Elias Charalambous to lead the hosts to a home win to nil at 85/40 with BetVictor
Under 2.5 goals @ 4/7 with bet365
Cyprus to win to nil @ 85/40 with BetVictor