At Stade de Geneve from Carouge, today, at the hours of 18:30, as part of group E in the European zone, in the preliminary stages of the soccer World Championship in 2014, Switzerland will host Cyprus.
With a success from tonight, the representative of Switzerland will reach the top in the group E. After five games, the team prepared by Ottmar Hitzfield has gained 11 points and in the case of a victory tonight, she would surpass Albania with four points and five Island. Switzerland is unbeatable in this campaign. After winning with 2-0 the first two games from this group, the Swiss team has gathered five more points from the following three matches. At home, both matches played by the Swiss team have ended with two goals marked.
Derdiyokis is missing from the hosting team, but Hoffenheim`s striker does not represent the strong point of the game.
Cyprus has only defeated Island in this campaign, in the second game played. Due to this modest performance, the representative of Cyprus lays on the last position in the group, it will advance if this match ends up with a victory on their part. In both games played, Cyprus did not receive a single goal. Besides the success previously mentioned with a score of 1-0 in March, the Cyprian team has managed to play at a tie with Switzerland in the replay match. Despite the fact that they have lost both games played away, they have scored a goal in each one of the matches against Albania and Slovenia.
The Cyprian team is coming in Switzerland with a team based on inner talents. The soccer from Cyprus has grown in the last few years and their first inner league is not that weak as many tend to think.
As we were saying, the two teams have annulled the first game played, the match ending without a goal. Switzerland has controlled that game, but both teams have missed good opportunities for scoring.
Sport betting odds for Switzerland vs Cyprus :
Final outcome : 1.15 6.50 16.00
Total number of goals (more/less 2.5): 2.10 1.70
After the balance of the previously played game, over three month ago, it is hard to believe that Switzerland will manage today to obtain a clear success. Shaqiri and the team has not won a game in this campaign within a difference of more than two goals, while the Cyprian team has not lost a game within a difference of more than two goals. In these conditions, we have chosen to go with the tip for Cyprus with an Asian handicap of 2, a tip that implies the refunding of the stake in case the Cyprian team will loose at a difference of exactly two goals.