Cyprus vs Scotland Match Info
Date: Saturday November 16 2019
Kick-off time: 2.00pm GMT
Venue: GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Cyprus vs Scotland Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
June 8 2019: Scotland 2-1 Cyprus
November 11 2011: Cyprus 1-2 Scotland
April 26 1989: Scotland 2-1 Cyprus
February 8 1989: Cyprus 2-3 Scotland
Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Cyprus wins: 0
Scotland wins: 6
Cyprus vs Scotland Stats
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in all six previous meetings between these countries
- A clean sheet has been kept in six of Scotland’s last eight matches
- Cyprus have won only one of the eight games they have played since October 2018
Cyprus vs Scotland Match Preview
Scotland have never failed to beat Cyprus and despite the absences of three key players here, they are backed to maintain their 100% record.
Steve Clarke is already under some pressure as Scotland manager less than six months into the job, essentially because of four consecutive defeats against Belgium and Russia that mean his team cannot qualify automatically for Euro 2020.
But it is not all doom and gloom because the Scots’ achievements under Clarke’s predecessor Alex McLeish in the third tier of the inaugural UEFA Nations League have established them as top seed for their division of the play-offs in March, which is obviously of huge importance in the country’s quest to reach a first major tournament since 1998.
Clarke’s first game in charge of Scotland was a 2-1 home victory over Cyprus thanks to a late winner from Oliver Burke, and it has been the decisive manner of the losses to the two Group I qualifiers that has rankled the Tartan Army more than the identity of their conquerors.
The worry travelling to Nicosia is that captain Andy Robertson, in terrific form for Liverpool, fast-improving Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay and Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser are all out due to injury.
However, this is still a very winnable game against opponents who cannot qualify for Euro 2020 by any method and Scotland are fancied to build on last month’s 6-0 confidence-booster against San Marino with another success.
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Cyprus vs Scotland Betting Tips
Scotland to win @ 13/10 with William Hill
Both teams to score @ 10/11 with William Hill