* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Gibraltar vs Greece: FW Predictions
Here are our Euro 2024 predictions for Friday's match between Gibraltar and Greece. Gibraltar look set to be the Group B whipping boys and Greece simply have to get off to a winning start if they want to make it through to Germany in 2024. The previous two meetings between these two nations have gone the way of Greece with the winning side scoring exactly 4-goals on each of those occasions.
Greece & Over 3.5 Goals
Our first Gibraltar vs Greece prediction regards the match result and the total goals scored. These two countries have played one another twice before and Greece have won both games and over 3.5 goals have been scored in each match. Gibraltar have lost three of their last five matches and over 3.5 goals have been scored in two of those defeats. Greece have won three of their last six international matches and over 3.5 goals have been scored in two of their last three outings.
Vangelis Pavlidis to Score
Our second Gibraltar vs Greece prediction concerns the Anytime Goalscorer market. Vangelis Pavlidis is enjoying another fine season in front of goal for AZ Alkmaar, netting 11 goals in 18 league games. Pavlidis has scored 6-goals in 27-caps for his country and we're backing the striker to find the back of the net against a leaky Gibraltar defence on Friday.
Gibraltar vs Greece Odds
Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Gibraltar vs Greece.
Gibraltar odds: 50/1 (51.00) – 2%
Draw odds: 10/1 (11.00) – 9.1%
Greece odds: 1/11 (1.09) – 91.7%
*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.
The odds are heavily staked in favour of the away side for this game but if you want some extra football betting tips on this game then we'd recommend the Over/Under Goals market. In international games such as this one when the odds are stacked well in favour of one side, sometimes the best bets to make are on the total goals scored during the 90-minutes. A bet on Under 3.5 Goals in this game is priced at 31/40 (1.78) which has a probability of 56.3%, but if you expect Over 3.5 Goals to be scored, as we do, then you can get odds of 29/20 (2.45) on that outcome and that has a probability of 40.8%.
Louie Annesley, Scott Wiseman and Alain Pons are the most experienced players to miss out on the latest Gibraltar squad selection, while the uncapped trio of Jaylan Hankins, Niels Hartman and Ayoub El Hmidi will be hoping to make their debuts against Greece on Friday. Gibraltar's 40-year-old captain Roy Chipolina will pick up cap No.65 if he plays in this game, and Nicholas Pozo is the only player in the side who doesn't play his club football in Gibraltar as he is contracted to Spanish side Cadiz.
Predicted Lineup – Coleing (GK), Lopes, Jolley, Olivero, Chipolina, Britto, Hernandez, Walker, Torrilla, Casciaro & De Barr
There is no room for Efthymis Koulouris, Christos Tzolis, Taxiarchis Fountas, Tasos Douvikas or Vasilis Barkas in the latest Grece squad. Goalkeeper Giorgos Athanasiadis and midfielder Giannis Konstantelias are the only uncapped players to have been called-up. Tasos Bakasetas captains the side and is looking to secure cap number 54 against Gibraltar, and the Trabzonspor midfielder has a goal or two in him which could come in handy.
Predicted Lineup – Paschalakis (GK), Giannoulis, Tzavellas, Retsos, Rota, Mantalos, Bouchalakis, Kourbelis, Bakasetas, Masouras & Ioannidis
Player to Watch: Tasos Bakasetas
Bakasetas is one of four Greek players called-up for this week's qualifiers that plies his trade in Turkey. The Trabzonspor midfielder is the current captain of the Greek national team and has more international goals than any of the strikers in the team.
We're backing Bakasetas to lead Greece to a comfortable 3pts against a poor Gibraltar side, and wouldn't be surprised his he setup or even scored a goal in this game. The attacking midfielder has scored 11-goals in 31 games for Trabzonspor in all competitions, so he clearly knows where the back of the net is.
Gibraltar vs Greece – Q&A
- Who are the favourite to win? – Greece ar the overwhelming favourite to win.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Greece 4-0 Gibraltar (World Cup Qualifier).
- What time is kick-off? – 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET.