Cyprus faces a tough challenge as they host Norway in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers on Thursday, October 12. Cyprus has struggled in Group A, losing all five of their games, including a heavy 6-0 defeat against Spain in their last match. Their offensive struggles are evident, as they’ve failed to score in their last two games.
In contrast, Norway is in better form, having won their last two qualifiers. In their previous match, they secured a 2-1 victory over Georgia with goals from Martin Odegaard and Erling Haaland in the first half. This sets the stage for an interesting clash between the two teams with differing recent performances.
Cyprus vs Norway date & kick-off time
- Competition: EURO Qualification
- Game Day: Thursday, 12 October 2023
- Kick-off: 19:45 UK Time
- Stadium: AEK Arena – George Karapatakis
Where to watch Cyprus vs Norway
- UK: Viaplay UK, Viaplay Sports 2
- USA: ViX
- Canada: DAZN
- Australia: Optus Sport
- Cyprus: RIK 1
- Norway: TV 2 Direkte, TV 2 Play
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Cyprus vs Norway predicted lineups
Cyprus possible starting lineup: Mall; Karo, Gogic, Laifis; Andreou, Kyriakou, Ioannou, Kousoulos, Correia; Kastanos, Sotiriou
Norway possible starting lineup: Nyland; Ajer, Strandberg, Ostigard, Meling; Odegaard, Berg, Aursnes; Larsen, Haaland, Nusa
Cyprus is enduring a challenging 2023 with no wins in their last six games, resulting in five defeats. They have struggled defensively, conceding 19 goals while only managing to find the net four times. Furthermore, their home record in European qualifiers has been underwhelming, with just one win in their last ten matches.
On the other hand, Norway is currently enjoying a three-game winning streak across different competitions, all of which were home fixtures. This winning momentum follows a slower start, where they failed to secure a win in their first three qualifiers.
While Norway is dealing with a couple of player absences due to injury and illness, they still possess a strong and capable squad. Given their historical 100% success rate against Cyprus and their overall squad quality, it’s reasonable to expect them to clinch a comfortable victory in this matchup.
Prediction: Cyprus 1-3 Norway