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World Cup – Russia vs Cyprus: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Russia and Cyprus and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

This evening’s Group H clash at Gazprom Arena will see Russia take on Cyprus in the qualifiers of the 2022 World Cup. Entering the match as a favourite, the local boys will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak in the World Cup. They should be in with a decent chance of adding a win to their account, as they await the final of the qualification against Croatia. A win here tonight will guarantee good chances of progressing to the next round for the hosts, whereas, the visiting side look stranded at the bottom of the table.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Russia vs Cyprus in World Cup.

  • Russia has won the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Russia unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Russia unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Russia has won in the last 4 of 5 matches.
  • Cyprus did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Cyprus has lost the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Cyprus has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Cyprus has lost in the last 13 of 14 matches when playing away.

Current form — Russia v. Cyprus

Russia are looking unbeatable at the moment

Russia seems untouchable right now Russia have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 2-0 win against Malta. They went on to beat Slovakia by 1-0, before also getting the better of Slovenia in a 1-2 victory.

Cyprus continue poor run of fixtures

The mood around Cyprus is pretty low right now as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. They lost two of their last two games, one against Slovakia by 2-0 and another against Croatia by 3-0. Their latest encounter was a better result as they managed to snatch a point against Malta with a 2-2 draw.

Russia v. Cyprus — fixture history

Betting on Russia winning to nil in their latest meetings with Cyprus would have been a sound choice. They ended up winning 2-0 in September 2021 and 5-0 in October 2019 respectively. Russia have the following 4-0-0 meeting statistics with Cyprus.

Current table in the World Cup

Primary goal getter

Despite hitting the net only once in the last six games, Fedor Smolov is currently one of the players expected to score more for the home team. Russia will definitely hope he will add more to another one in their following game. On the other side, we have Fotis Papoulis who is the highest-scoring player in the last six games for Cyprus. Fotis Papoulis has only one goal on his account in the last six matches as well, but it is expected that he will carry on and get at least one more goal for his team in the following match.