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| On Sep 4, 2021 5:30 PM IST

CYR vs RUS Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Cyprus vs Russia World Cup Qualifiers Live Score September 4

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CYR vs RUS Dream11: GSP Stadium in Nicosia will host the football Saturday’s clash, where Cyprus and Russia will meet ahead of the qualifying match for the FIBA World Cup. Cyprus is one of the weakest teams in Europe at the moment, and to make matters worse, they suffered a convincing 3-0 defeat against Malta, which is considered among the four weakest European teams. Despite that, Cyprus currently has 4 points in the group, where they are still undefeated in the first two home games. On the other hand, Russia had an unsuccessful campaign at EURO 2020, where they went home after the group stage. However, Valeri Karpin’s team took an important point at home against Croatia (0-0), so they should be highly motivated before the trip to Nicosia, where they will do everything to take all the spoils and keep the second position.

Date: September 4, Saturday
Kick-Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: GSP Stadium, Nicosia City

World Cup Qualifiers Table:

In Group H, Cyprus are in the 6th place, while, Russia are residing at 2nd spot.

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Recent Form

Cyprus – L-L-L-W-L
Russia – D-L-W-L-W

Head to Head (five meetings)

Cyprus Wins- 00
Draws– 01
Russia Wins– 04

Cyprus News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Konstantinos Sotiriou is suspended for one match due to a red card.
  • They don’t have any injury issues before coming into this clash.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Dimitrios Christofi will probably be replaced by Marios Ilia, who came in from the bench in the second half.
  • In the absence of Konstantinos Sotiriou, Fanos Katelaris will retain his position in the starting XI.

Cyprus Starting XI (Likely)

Neofytos Michael
Andreas Karo
Zach Muscat
Marios Antoniadis
Paris Psaltis
Charis Kyriakou
Kostakis Artymatas
Nicholas Ioannou
Fotis Papoulis
Dimitris Christofi
Ioannis Pittas

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Russia News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Russia have a fit and fine squad before this clash against Cyprus.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Denis Cheryshev or Fedor Smolov, who are alternatives in attacking the Russian team, should start in the first IX.
  • Atalanta striker Aleksey Miranchuk will probably keep his position as a central striker.

Russia Starting XI (Likely)

Guilherme Marinato
Mario Fernandes
Igor Diveev
Georgiy Dzhikiya
Vyacheslav Karavaev
Daler Kuzyaev
Dmitriy Barinov
Aleksandr Golovin
Aleksey Ionov
Aleksei Miranchuk
Arsen Zakharyan

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Aleksandr Golovin is a quality addition for Russia and can score goals from long distances. In the WC qualifiers, he has scored 1 goal. His goal conversion is 39.48%.

Goals for country 5
Goals in this tournament 1
Goals last season 6

Aleksei Miranchuk has the capability to score goals. Though he has failed to scored goal in this qualifiers, he could be a good bet in this clash and his conversion rate is 37.26%.

Goals for country 6
Goals in this tournament 0
Goals last season 7

Differential Pick

Arsen Zakharyan could be good pick in this clash. Last season, he bagged 6 goals and has a pass accuracy of 80.23%. His goal conversion rate is 33.78%.

Goals for country 1
Goals in this tournament 0
Goals last season 3

CYR vs RUS Dream 11 Teams

GK: Pokatilov
DEF: Diveev, Panagiotou, Karavaev, Antoniou
MID:  Miranchuk, Artymatas, Golovin
FOR: Zakharyan, Ionov, Papoulis

Likely Winner:

  • Cyprus tend to fare better on home soil – remaining unbeaten against Slovakia and Slovenia in Nicosia earlier in the process – but are set to be edged out by a capable Russia side on Saturday evening.
  • Russia can push Croatia all the way for top spot in the group, and their greater top-level experience will see them to three points in the Mediterranean.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a win for Russia in this clash is 1.36.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.

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