Cyprus vs Northern Ireland Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips 05/06/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Cyprus and Northern Ireland face off in Larnaca in Nations League C Group 2 on Sunday, June 5th. The Green and White Army face another tricky test against the Islanders. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Cyprus vs Northern Ireland – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Cyprus and Northern Ireland were both beaten in their Nations League openers on Thursday. Can either side bounce back on Sunday? Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Cyprus Double Chance

Northern Ireland failed to find the net for the fifth time in eight matches when they were beaten at home by Greece on Thursday evening and their inability to create chances means they could be worth opposing in Cyprus on Sunday. The hosts are rank outsiders, however, they have avoided defeat in five of their last eight home assignments and they are plucky enough to make life awkward for the Green and White Army. With that considered, we recommend backing Cyprus in the double chance market.

Under 2.5 Goals

As we detailed in our first prediction, Northern Ireland have struggled to make any headway in attack over the past nine months and they were unable to impact the scoresheet in all but three of their last eight fixtures. Cyprus – who have scored just three times in their last five games combined – shared similar issues up top and with goalscorers in short supply in both camps, a stake on under 2.5 goals could be a safe avenue of approach on Sunday.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Cyprus vs Northern Ireland

Below you can find our selection of the best stats for Sunday’s match alongside a tool to help you choose the best odds.

Head to Head

12/06/22

UEFA Nations League NAL

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Cyprus

Cyprus

2

2

Last Five - Cyprus

25/03/24

International Match International

Serbia

Serbia

Cyprus

Cyprus

1

0

L

21/03/24

International Match International

Latvia

Latvia

Cyprus

Cyprus

1

1

D

19/11/23

International Match International

Lithuania

Lithuania

Cyprus

Cyprus

0

1

W

16/11/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Spain

Spain

Cyprus

Cyprus

3

1

L

15/10/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Georgia

Georgia

Cyprus

Cyprus

4

0

L

Last Five - Northern Ireland

26/03/24

International Match International

Scotland

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

1

W

22/03/24

International Match International

Romania

Romania

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

1

D

20/11/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Denmark

Denmark

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

2

W

17/11/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Finland

Finland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

4

0

L

17/10/23

Euro 2024 Qualifying Euro

Slovenia

Slovenia

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

0

L

Cyprus vs Northern Ireland Team News & Injuries

Cyprus and Northern Ireland are both licking their wounds following defeats on Thursday. Keep reading to find the latest team news and injury updates for their encounter this weekend.

Cyprus Predicted Lineup

Cyprus manager Nikolaos Kostenoglou deployed his team in a 3-5-2 formation without success against Kosovo (0-2) on Thursday and though the result went against them, the Cypriots are likely to set up the same way on Sunday. Grigoris Kastanos was his team's star performer in midfield on Thursday and he could be a key player again this weekend.

Predicted Lineup for Cyprus: Michael – Kyriakou, Gogic, Panagiotou – Antoniou, Artymates, Kastanos, Papoulis, Ioannou – Sotiriou, Tzionis

Northern Ireland Predicted Lineup

Northern Ireland played a typically defensive game against Greece on Thursday and their supporters were left frustrated after yet another toothless display. Ian Baraclough is unlikely to waver from his philosophy however, so expect to see Northern Ireland set up with a back five again.

Predicted Lineup for Northern Ireland: Peacock-Farrell – Bradley, McNair, Evans, Ballard, Lane – McCann, Davis, Saville – Lavery, Whyte

Cyprus vs Northern Ireland Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Cyprus vs Northern Ireland prediction

Have these nations met before?

Cyprus and Northern Ireland share a lengthy history of previous tussles, though they haven’t met since 2014.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 18:00 CET (GMT +1).

Where will Sunday’s game be played?

The AEK Arena – George Karapatakisjko Mitić will host Cyprus vs Northern Ireland on Sunday.


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