Ukraine vs Cyprus betting tips
This article covers Ukraine vs Cyprus betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
o – Ukraine 2/5
o – Draw 16/5
o – Cyprus 15/2
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Ukraine vs Cyprus: Match details
Match: Ukraine vs Cyprus
Competition: International Friendly
Date: June 7, 2021
Kick-off time: 5:00 pm, June 7, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: NSK Olimpiskyi Stadium
Betting prediction: Ukraine 1 – 0 Cyprus
Ukraine welcomes Cyprus to the NSK Olimpiskyi Stadium in Kiev on Monday for this International Friendly match.
These nations share an even head-to-head with 1 win apiece and 1 draw.
The Yellow and Blue are the form team coming into this match, unbeaten in their 5 internationals in 2021. Although, 4 of those matches ended in a draw.
Ukraine vs Cyprus: Recommended bets
Ukraine won the last match between these nations 1-0 back in 2016. It was also the only previous home match for Ukraine in this head-to-head. A repeat of this score on Monday is available at odds of 4/1.
Cyprus won the first-ever match between these nations back in 2001, albeit needing extra time to do so. The match finished 3-3 after 90 minutes. Odds of 100/1 are available if you see another 3-3 goal fest on the cards here.
These sides played out a 1-1 draw back in 2008. This scoreline has haunted Ukraine recently, drawing 4 of their last 5 match by a 1-1 scoreline. Odds of 8/1 are available for another 1-1 draw here on Monday.
Recent matches of both teams would suggest a low-scoring game could be on the cards. Neither Ukraine or Cyprus have been involved in an over 2.5 goals game yet in 2021. You can back another low scoring game here on Monday with odds of 8/11 on for under 2.5 goals.
Ukraine vs Cyprus: What are the betting odds?
The Yellow and Blue won the only previous match between these nations on Ukrainian soil back in 2016. Odds of 4/11 on are available for another Ukraine win here.
Cyprus hasn’t won an away match since a 1-2 win in Kazakhstan back in October 2019. They come into the match on a run of 1 win in 5 and are the 15/2 underdogs to win in Ukraine.
A draw looks on that cards here given that Ukraine have drawn 4 of their 5 matches in 2021 and 2 of the 3 previous matches between these nations were deadlocked after 90 minutes. Odds of 10/3 are available if you see Ukraine and Cyprus cancelling each other out on Monday.
Ukraine vs Cyprus – recent form and head to head statistics
Czech Republic vs Ukraine - 1:1
Ukraine vs France - 1:1
Kazakhstan vs Ukraine - 2:2
Ukraine vs England - 0:4
Sweden vs Ukraine - 1:2
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Slovakia vs Cyprus - 2:0
Cyprus vs Russia - 0:2
Malta vs Cyprus - 3:0
Ukraine vs Cyprus - 4:0
Hungary vs Cyprus - 1:0
|September 8, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Czech Republic||1 - 1||Ukraine|
|September 4, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Ukraine||1 - 1||France|
|September 1, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Kazakhstan||2 - 2||Ukraine|
|July 3, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Ukraine||0 - 4||England|
|June 29, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Sweden||1 - 2||Ukraine|
|September 7, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Slovakia||2 - 0||Cyprus|
|September 4, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Cyprus||0 - 2||Russia|
|September 1, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Malta||3 - 0||Cyprus|
|June 7, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Ukraine||4 - 0||Cyprus|
|June 4, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Hungary||1 - 0||Cyprus|
|16||Shots on goal||3|
|13||Shots off goal||2|
|33%||Average ball possession||38%|
|3||Shots on bar||1|
|6||Goals by foot||0|
|1||Goals by head||0|
|2.5||Average Goals Scored||0|
|June 7, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Ukraine||4 - 0||Cyprus|
|March 24, 2016||Int. Friendly Games 2016||Ukraine||1 - 0||Cyprus|
Ukraine vs Cyprus: Match preview
Both teams managed to come through their midweek matches unscathed. Whether that means we see similar starting line-ups here, or if the managers opt to try something different in this friendly remains to be seen.
The visitors will be hoping to build on a positive start to 2021. Having already picked up 4 points in the World Cup Qualifying group, losing only narrowly to the group favourites in Croatia, they will hold hope of snatching 2nd place in their group as underdogs to proceed to the qualification playoffs.
They also face a relegation playout against Estonia after a disastrous showing in the Nations League saw them finish bottom of a group that included Luxembourg and Azerbaijan.
Ukraine have the upcoming Euro 2020 to look forward to. Having been drawn in a group including the Netherlands, North Macedonia and Austria, they are considered one of the competitions dark horses.
After losing 6 of their last 7 matches in 2020, Ukraine found an approach that has made them hard to beat in 2021. They are undefeated so far in 2021, including an impressive 1-1 draw with reigning World Champions France.
The concern around whether they could turn a run of 4 straight draws into a victory will be somewhat allayed by their 1-0 in midweek against Northern Ireland.
Ultimately, Greece in 2004 will be the blueprint to follow for an underdog like Ukraine in the Euros this summer. In knockout competition, a ‘do not lose’ approach and hitting teams on the counter can be an effective way of sneaking through the competition. At 50/1 to be tournament winners, the odds looked stacked against them though.
Ukraine team news vs Cyprus
Artem Kravets, Vitaliy Buyalskyi, Volodymyr Shepelyev, Oleksandr Andriyevskyi, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Serhiy Bolbat, Mykyta Burda, Artem Shabanov, Viktor Korniyenko, and Viktor Kovalenko make up the huge list of Ukraine internationals who are unavailable for selection due to injury.
Ihor Kharatin, Yevhen Shakhov, and Vladyslav Supriaha also miss out due to positive COVID tests.
Ukrainian Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Heorhiy Bushchan (Dynamo Kyiv), Andriy Pyatov (Captain) (Shakhtar Donetsk), Anatoliy Trubin (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Defenders: Eduard Sobol (Club Brugge), Serhiy Kryvtsov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Illya Zabarnyi (Dynamo Kyiv), Vitaliy Mykolenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Oleksandr Karavayev (Dynamo Kyiv), Mykola Matviyenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Tymchyk (Dynamo Kyiv), Denys Popov (Dynamo Kyiv)
Midfielders: Heorhiy Sudakov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta), Mykola Shaparenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Marlos (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhenii Makarenko (Kortrijk), Viktor Tsyhankov (Dynamo Kyiv), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City), Roman Bezus (Gent), Oleksandr Zubkov (Ferencváros)
Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk (Gent), Artem Besyedin (Dynamo Kyiv), Artem Dovbyk (Dnipro-1)
Cyprus team news vs Ukraine
Konstantinos Laifis, Charis Kyriakou, Anastasios Kissas, Valentinos Sielis, Andreas Makris, and Pieros Sotiriou are the more experienced Cyprus players who have missed out on selection for their two summer friendly matches.
Andreas Paraskevas in goal, Thomas Nikolaou in defence, midfielders Hector Kyprianou and Konstantinos Ilia, as well as forward Andreas Katsantonis are the Cyprus youngsters hoping to earn a first cap against Ukraine.
The loss of Marinos Tzionis to injury will be a blow for Cyprus. The 19-year-old midfielder looks a talent for the future but unfortunately will be absent here due to varicose veins.
Cypriot Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Constantinos Panagi (Omonia), Neofytos Michael (Olympiakos Nicosia), Andreas Paraskevas (Doxa Katokopia)
Defenders: Andreas Panayiotou Filiotis (Apollon Limassol), Andreas Karo (Marítimo), Paris Psaltis (Olympiakos Nicosia), Stelios Andreou (Olympiakos Nicosia), Nicholas Ioannou (Aris Thessaloniki), Ioannis Kousoulos (Omonia), Constantinos Soteriou (Olympiakos Nicosia), Thomas Nikolaou (Nea Salamis Famagusta)
Midfielders: Alex Gogić (Hibernian), Chambos Kyriakou (Apollon Limassol), Andreas Avraam (AEL Limassol), Fotios Papoulis (Omonia), Loizos Loizou (Omonia), Kostakis Artymatas (Anorthosis Famagusta), Grigoris Kastanos (Frosinone), Ioannis Pittas (Apollon Limassol), Hector Kyprianou (Leyton Orient)
Forwards: Konstantinos Ilia (Ethnikos Achna), Demetris Christofi© (Anorthosis Famagusta), Panagiotis Zachariou (Olympiakos Nicosia), Marios Elia (Ethnikos Achna), Andreas Katsantonis (APOEL)
Predicted Ukraine line-up vs Cyprus
Predicted Cyprus line-up vs Ukraine
Ukraine vs Cyprus – Official videos
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.