Cyprus vs Spain - European Championship Qualifiers on November 16, 2023: Predicted outcome.

Spain has already secured a spot in the 2024 UEFA European Championship, making the remaining two group stage matches more of a formality for the Spanish national team. Coach Luis de la Fuente can rotate his squad and give key players a rest, given the considerable depth available in "La Roja."

Facing a team like Cyprus, Spain shouldn't face significant challenges even with a B-team. Especially considering Cyprus's track record in the Euro qualification, having lost every group stage match so far. Our prediction for Cyprus vs. Spain once again leans towards another defeat for the Cypriot national team. In the first leg, Spain flexed its offensive muscles against Cyprus, securing a convincing 6-0 victory. A similar landslide victory is not out of the question, given that Cyprus has conceded 25 goals in the previous seven group stage matches—an average of over three goals per game.



Cyprus is set to exit the Euro qualification without much fanfare. In the last group stage match against Spain, their sole objective is to avoid the worst result in a Euro qualification since 1992. Achieving this would require Cyprus to secure at least one point against Spain.

Judging by Cyprus's recent form, such a scenario seems unlikely. Since March 2023, Cyprus has lost every single one of its last six international matches. In the last four matches, they conceded a whopping 17 goals. Their recent 0-4 defeat against Georgia further emphasizes the challenging situation they face.



Spain is likely to rest key players during the current international break. "La Roja" has already qualified for Euro 2024 and can afford to let the group stage of the ongoing Euro qualification phase conclude without a sense of urgency. Therefore, it would be surprising if Coach de la Fuente deploys the first-choice lineup.

Instead, the question arises as to which reserves or young talents will get a chance this week. There are four players in the squad who have been called up to the Spanish national team for the first time, including Bayer Leverkusen's Alex Grimaldo. It's quite possible that Grimaldo will get his first minutes on the pitch this week.

Compared to the team that played against Norway in the last international break, several changes are expected. Álvaro Morata, with 34 goals in 68 appearances, is currently the top scorer in the current squad of "La Roja." If Morata starts against Cyprus, it's likely that the veteran striker will find the net. Betting options for this could be explored, perhaps at William Hill.

Head-to-head comparison record

Cyprus and Spain will meet for the tenth time overall. Spain leads the head-to-head with a record of 8 wins, 0 draws, and 1 loss. In these nine encounters, the Spanish national team scored a total of 41 goals—an average of more than four goals per game. In contrast, they conceded only five goals. Spain suffered three of these five goals in their only loss against Cyprus (2-3) in September 1998.

Betting Tips and Odds for Cyprus vs Spain Prediction

Spain is winding down the Euro qualification, and there's no pressure to win in the last two matchdays. It's expected that "La Roja" will rely on the second string and utilize more reserves in the remaining group stage matches. There's ample room for experimentation.

Especially in the upcoming match against Cyprus, a full-strength lineup for Spain can be ruled out. De la Fuente's team already established dominance in the first leg, sweeping aside Cyprus with a 6-0 victory. Another convincing victory is highly possible this time around.

KEY-FACTS – Cyprus vs Spain TIPS:

  1. - Spain won 6-0 against Cyprus in the first leg.
  2. - Cyprus lost every group stage match so far, conceding 25 goals.
  3. - Cyprus lost the last four international matches at home.

      We anticipate a one-sided match in favor of the guests, leaning towards an offensive spectacle from Spain even before halftime. Our Cyprus vs. Spain prediction targets Over 1.5 goals in the first half, with odds of 1.73. We're placing five units on this bet.

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