Cyprus v Belgium Euro 2020 betting preview and tips
Belgium have been handed a very straightforward Euro 2020 qualifying group, with the Red Devils having Russia and Scotland as their main adversaries and it’s beyond comprehension that they won’t land a top two spot in this section.
After playing the Russians in their opener, Roberto Martinez’s side now have the straightforward task of visiting the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, with these teams having clashed in Euro 2016 qualifying where Belgium won home and away.
Martinez hasn’t really made any surprising squad selections, with Kevin de Bruyne currently unavailable due to injury, although Eden Hazard and Thorgan Hazard could enjoy a strong brotherly attacking partnership and the latter has been lighting things up in the Bundesliga this season.
Indeed, Belgium seem blessed with attacking players, while Youri Tielemans has been a solid performer on the international scene and he’s doing well on loan to Leicester City at the moment.
It’s clear that the Belgians are among the top European sides at the moment, while Cyprus are likely to struggle against opponents such as this one and they are the fourth-ranked team in this group.
The Cypriots draw most of their players from the domestic league in Cyprus, with Pieros Sotiriou plying his trade for FC Copenhagen and he’s perhaps the most dangerous attacking threat in the team.
Grigoris Kastanos is a 21-year-old on the books with Juventus, although the rest of the team have modest ability and we’re likely to see Belgium do their usual act of plundering several goals and letting the occasional one in themselves.
Martinez is an attack-minded coach who will want to get his team on the front foot and we can see Belgium making a relatively fast start and having their noses in front by the break.
Belgium HT FT @ 1.57 with bet365