Cyprus vs Scotland prediction, odds & betting tips 08/09/2023

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Cyprus vs Scotland prediction, odds & betting tips 08/09/2023

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

Everything you need to know about Cyprus vs Scotland

It's time for our Euro 2024 predictions ahead of Scotland's trip to Cyprus on Friday. Scotland have a 100% record in Group A with four wins from their opening four matches including a 2-0 victory over Spain. Cyprus have lost their first three qualifiers so you can see why Scotland are such big favourites to win at the AEK Arena, Larnaca.

Scotland & Both Teams to Score

  • Scotland have won all 8 of their previous meetings with Cyprus.
  • Both teams have scored in five of the last six encounters between these two nations.
  • Cyprus have lost four of their last six games and both teams have scored in their last three outings.
  • Scotland have won their last four matches both teams have scored in their last two away games.

Scott McTominay to Score

  • McTominay has scored 5-goals in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
  • McTominay had only scored one international goal before the Euro 2024 qualifiers began.
  • McTominay has scored 5-goals in his last four appearances for Scotland, only failing to score in the 2-1 win over Norway.

Cyprus vs Scotland Bookmakers, Markets & Odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Cyprus vs Scotland.

Highest odds accross 0 bookmakers

Draw

Bookmakers comparison
Bookmaker
Draw

Last Five - Cyprus

11/06/24

International Match International

San Marino

San Marino

Cyprus

Cyprus

1

4

W

08/06/24

International Match International

Moldova

Moldova

Cyprus

Cyprus

3

2

L

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

Last Five - Scotland

14/06/24

Euro 2024 Euro

Germany

Germany

Scotland

Scotland

5

1

L

07/06/24

International Match International

Finland

Finland

Scotland

Scotland

2

2

D

03/06/24

International Match International

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Scotland

Scotland

0

2

W

30/04/24

Others Others

England

England

Scotland

Scotland

0

0

D

26/03/24

International Match International

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Scotland

1

0

L

Cyprus odds: 11/1 (12.00) – 8.3%

Draw odds: 23/5 (5.60) – 17.9%

Scotland odds: 3/10 (1.30) – 76.9%

*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%.

Scotland head into this game as the expected winners with a probability of 76.9%, and we can't really argue with the bookmakers on this call. For more of our football betting tips on this qualifying match, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. You can put a bet on Under 2.5 Goals to be scored in this game at 17/16 (2.06) which has a probability of 48.5%, while a bet on Over 2.5 Goals has odds of 5/6 (1.83) with a probability of 54.5%.

Cyprus vs Scotland Lineups and Last Match

Cyprus

Cyprus were away at Norway for their last qualifying match. The home side went in at the break a goal to the good and then scored twice more through Man City superstar Erling Haaland. Kastanos did manage to pull a goal back for Cyprus in stoppage-time but it was no more than a consolation strike. Katelaris, Artymatas, Kyriakou, Efrem, Kakoullis and Sotiriou have not been selected for their country this week.

Predicted Lineup – Mall (GK), Correia, Laifis, Ioannou, Kousoulos, Pileas, Gogić, Kastanos, Charalampous, Antoniou & Pittas

Scotland

Scotland played host to Georgia last time out where goals from McGregor and McTominay secured a 2-0 victory for the home side. Georgia had the chance to pull a goal back in stoppage time but failed to convert their penalty and Scotland made it four wins from their opening four Euro 2024 qualifiers. Gordon, Cooper, Hanley and Fraser are amongst the most experienced Scottish internationals that have not been called-up to the latest squad.

Predicted Lineup – Gunn (GK), Robertson, Tierney, Hendry, Porteous, Hickey, McGregor, McGinn, McTominay, Gilmour & Dykes

Scotland prepare for Friday's clash

Starting Lineups

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Scott McTominay

While his future at Man Utd has been up in the air of late, Scott McTominay has been crucial to Scotland's hopes of Euro 2024 qualification.

The midfielder, not known for his goalscoring ability has scored five goals in qualifying already, despite only having one international goal in his previous 37 caps for his country.

We've backed Scotland to secure their 9th win in nine matches against Cyprus and to make it five wins from five in Group A with McTominay continuing his goalscoring exploits.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things