Spain’s penultimate qualifying Group A match takes place this Thursday evening at the Alphamega Stadium when Spain takes on Cyprus. Spain has already secured a spot in the Euro 2024 finals next year. After a dismal campaign, the hosts are desperate for the end of the game. Spain is currently tied with Scotland for first place.
Cyprus vs Spain
Spain will take on Cyprus on Thursday night at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Kolossi, where the top and worst teams in Group A of the Euro 2024 qualifying tournament will square off. Cyprus, which lost 6:0 in the rematch two months ago in Granada, will be looking for revenge against La Roja.
This time around, the hosts’ qualification campaign has been a complete disaster. They are the only country in Group A without a single point, and they are now ranked bottom. The only thing left for Temur Ketsbaia’s team is to not end a European Championship qualification campaign—for the first time since 1976—without earning a single point.
After falling to Scotland 0:2 on the second matchday of their qualifying campaign for Euro 2024, Spain rallied admirably. In the 2024 European Championship qualifying campaign, Luis de la Fuente’s team has won four straight games and scored sixteen goals during that run.
They will face off against another team on Thursday. Thanks to this performance, Spain, ranked sixth in the FIFA rankings, have qualified for the European Championship for the eighth consecutive year.
Going into the penultimate round of matches, La Roja leads second-place Scotland on goal difference after winning five of their six qualifying matches. They should have little trouble picking up three more points against the dreadful Cyprus. The hosts have only managed two goals in their seven qualifying matches while losing all of them. They could be headed for yet another crushing loss on Thursday after losing 6-0 to Spain back in September.
They haven’t scored a goal since June and have lost their last three games by a combined total of at least four goals.
Cyprus play a team from Spain that has only given up a goal in their last five games. In September, they defeated Georgia 7-1 on the road before destroying Cyprus 6-0 in Granada. Cyprus’s performance lately has been poor.
They have struggled to defend their goal in previous meetings with Spain, and they will be entering this match fresh off a 0-4 loss to Georgia. Spain are capable of scoring plenty of goals against Cyprus, and Spain proved that on matchdays 5 and 6, when they scored seven and six goals, respectively. Luis de la Fuente’s side also scored six goals in their last meeting with Cyprus. By the end of this match, we will have seen numerous goals.
Tip: Spain to Win / Over 2.5 Goals
Spain to win – ✅
Over 2.5 Goals – ✅
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