Will Greece’s flawless record in this season’s UEFA Nations League continue?
Back in June, Gus Poyet’s team won all four matches without conceding.
This includes a 3-0 victory when Cyprus visited Volos; Anastasios Bakasetas, Vangelis Pavlidis and Dimitrios Limnios scoring.
So, the Sky Blue and Whites are the only side, in any division, to have wrapped up promotion after matchday four.
Since the competition’s inception in 2018, Greece had remained rooted in League C, but this’ll be the case no longer.
Next year, when Euro qualifying begins, Poyet’s aim is to lead Greece to their first major tournament since World Cup 2014.
Before then, will they make it five successive competitive victories for the first time in nine years?
Cyprus meanwhile need the points if they’re to avoid dropping into the relegation play-outs.
They have just two on the board so far, both coming in draws with fellow-strugglers Northern Ireland.
When those two met in Belfast, Andronikos Kakoullis’s brace had Cyprus on course for a rare away win, but Northern Ireland fought back to earn a draw.
Since then, Nikos Kostenoglou has been sacked as manager, so this’ll be Temur Ketsbaia’s first game at the helm.
Newcastle United fans may remember him for a last minute winner against Bolton in 1998, after which Ketsbaia removed his shit and aggressively kicked the advertising hoarding.
In March this year, Cyprus beat Estonia in the aforementioned relegation play-outs, but don’t want to put their League C status at risk like that again.
Even with nothing to play for, Greece are likely to be too strong at AEK Arena – Georgios Karapatakis.