League: UEFA Nations League – League C – Round 1
Match: 19:45 Cyprus – Slovenia
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.47
Bookmaker: Bwin
Result: 2:1 WIN!!!


The two losers of matchday one come head to head in the UEFA Nations League (UNL) League C, Group Three, as Cyprus welcome Slovenia to the GSP Stadium, Nicosia.
Exactly five years ago, the visitors ran out 2-0 victors in their last visit here. On paper, this is a prime opportunity for Slovenia (UEFA rank: #28) to get their campaign back on track after falling to Bulgaria (#35) on the opening day.
Winning just one of their last six games (W1, D1, L4), Slovenia have not endured such a run since 2007, although they remain unbeaten in four of their five visits to Nicosia (W2, D2, L1).
The 2-0 defeat to Norway on day one extended Cyprus’ winless run to a shocking eight games (D1, L7). Their last victory came over a year ago in August 2017, precipitating their fall to #37 in the UEFA rankings, and making them the likeliest to drop into Group D.
Though on a barren run of form, Cyprus are generally stronger at home. They are unbeaten in five of their last six matches (W3, D2, L1) on Cypriot turf.
Players to watchPieros Sotiriou found himself directly involved with more than half of Cyprus’ nine goals (four goals, one assist) during qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Miha Zajc was instrumental in Empoli’s promotion campaign last season (eight goals, 13 assists). The midfield man has now scored in each of Slovenia’s last two games.
Stat attack: Slovenia have averaged 3.2 cards per game across their last five away matches (16 bookings in total).
Cyprus have failed to score a goal in five of their last six games.
The visitors have scored at least two goals in four of their last five meetings with Cyprus, going on to win four of those games.

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