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Cyprus vs Malta Predictions & Tips - Cyprus set for an overdue win in the World Cup qualifiers

  • Cyprus vs Malta predictions for Monday’s World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played at AEK Arena Georgios Karapatakis (5pm BST)
  • Malta have lost 33 of their last 35 World Cup qualifiers on the road
  • Can Cyprus get back to winning ways in Larnaca?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Malta have lost 33 of their last 35 away matches in the World Cup qualifiers (Getty)
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Eddy Tora 09 Oct 2021
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Cyprus vs Malta Predictions


Cyprus are in terrible form, but nothing as bad as Malta on the road in the World Cup qualifiers. The visitors have lost 33 of their last 35 away matches with another road defeat predicted.
  • Cyprus vs Malta Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Cyprus Form
  • Cyprus Squad & Team News
  • Malta Form
  • Malta Squad & Team News
  • Cyprus vs Malta Live Stream FAQ

  • Cyprus have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 4 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Cyprus won their last home match against Malta (European Championship qualifiers).
  • Malta have lost 33 of their last 35 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Malta have failed to score in 9 of their last 10 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Cyprus have a 3-1 advantage against Malta.

Cyprus won the first three encounters before Malta won 3-0 at home in September, playing against 10 men for the final 60 minutes.

Cyprus Form


Cyprus have lost their last six matches and failed to score in any of them.

Nikolaos Kostenoglou’s side have already been eliminated from the World Cup qualifiers.

Cyprus’ last match was a 3-0 home defeat to Croatia, goalkeeper Neofytos Michael man of the match after saving a penalty.

Cyprus Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Constantinos Panagi, Demetris Demetriou, Neofytos Michael
Defenders: Andreas Karo, Nicholas Ioannou, Paris Psaltis, Stelios Andreou, Constantinos Soteriou, Thomas Ioannou, Marios Antoniades, Nikolas Panagiotou
Midfielders: Alex Gogić, Chambos Kyriakou, Andreas Avraam, Fanos Katelaris, Fotios Papoulis, Loizos Loizou, Kostakis Artymatas, Grigoris Kastanos, Marinos Tzionis, Ioannis, Pittas, Michalis Ioannou
Forwards: Demetris Christofi (Captain), Panagiotis Zachariou, Andronikos Kakoullis, Pieros Sotiriou, Marios Elia

Defenders Ioannis Kousoulos and Konstantinos Laifis are injured.

Pieros Sotiriou has scored 10 goals in 48 internationals.

Malta Form


Malta have lost six of their last seven matches and can’t qualify for the World Cup.

Devis Mangia’s side have one win in that run, 3-0 at home against Cyprus where they played against 10 men for 60 minutes.

Malta’s last match was a 4-0 home defeat to Slovenia. It was a poor performance with only one shot on target.

Malta Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Henry Bonello, Jake Galea, Matthew Grech
Defenders: Enrico Pepe, Kurt Shaw, Steve Borg, Zach Muscat, Cain Attard, Karl Micallef, Dexter Xuereb
Midfielders: Stephen Pisani, Jake Grech, Samir Arab, Brandon Diego Paiber, Ryan Camenzuli, Teddy Teuma, Dunstan Vella, Nevin Portelli, Tristan Caruana, Nikolai Muscat, Adam Magri Overend
Forwards: Jurgen Degabriele, Paul Mbong, Luke Gambin, Luke Montebello, Alexander Satariano, Shaun Dimech

Andrei Agius, Bjorn Kristensen, Rowen Muscat Kyrian Nwoko and Jean Paul Farrugia were not called up.

Defender James Brown is injured and midfielder Joseph Mbong is suspended.

Top scorer in the squad is defender Steve Borg with 3 goals in 59 appearances.

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Verdict

Cyprus can get back to winning ways at home against Malta. The visitors rarely score on the road in the World Cup qualifiers and have lost 33 of their last 35 away from home.

Best Bet: Cyprus Win Full Time Result $1.72 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Value Bet: Cyprus Win To Nil $2.40 at Neds - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Cyprus Win 2-0 Correct Score $6.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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