Date and Time: 24th March 2022 @10:30 PM IST
Venue: A. Le Coq Arena
Estonia vs Cyprus Where to watch?
India: No Live Telecast
Estonia vs Cyprus Team News:
Estonia’s coach, Thomas Haberli, has named a 26-man roster for the next games, which will determine the country’s destiny in the Nations League. The hosts’ experience continues to guide them, with veteran Konstantin Vassiljev remaining the team’s highest scorer with 25 goals from 137 international appearances, and the 37-year-old is anticipated to start on Thursday.
Ex-Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan is the captain of The Blueshirts. The selectors have left out 88-cap defender Taijo Teniste (34). At the other end of the age spectrum, teenage goalkeeper Karl Jakob Hein has also been left out. He is presently on loan at Reading from Arsenal. When it comes to the attacking options, IFK Goteborg striker Erik Sorga is the more young alternative, but he may be forced to settle for a position on the bench should Sergei Zenjov be selected to join Rauno Sappinen.
Cyprus has announced a 24-player squad, which includes the country’s best active scorer Pieros Sotiriou, who has 11 international goals to his credit thus far. Grigoris Kastanos, a midfielder who has recently been a regular for Serie A’s bottom club Salernitana, is likely to be a key figure for the visitors.
Meanwhile, Alex Gogic of St Mirren, who is presently on loan at the Scottish Premiership side from Hibernian, has been left out of the squad. It came as a shock to many. This means he will not be able to add to his already impressive tally of seven senior caps this month.
Estonia vs Cyprus Probable Playing XI:
Estonia possible starting lineup:
Igonen; Paskotsi, Tamm, Mets; Puri, Kreida, Vassiljev, Poom, Sappinen; Zenjov, Anier
Cyprus possible starting lineup:
Dimitriou; Sotiriou, Laifis, Karo; Psaltis, Kastanos, Artymatas, Iouannou; Tzionis, Sotiriou, Papoulis
Estonia vs Cyprus Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Estonia win (2.25)
Match Draw (3.00)
Cyrpus win (3.30)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Both countries take the lead because of their weak rank and lack of accomplishments. As a result, a hesitant first leg may finish in a tie. Because both sides are prone to capitulating under duress, a score draw is the most likely conclusion – putting the tie in a tight balance until the decisive game next week.