Estonia vs Cyprus Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (24/03/2022)

Estonia host Cyprus in the first leg of the relegation playoff round of the UEFA Nations League. Estonia are favourites to push for victory against the Cypriots on Thursday. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Estonia vs Cyprus – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Estonia are targeting their second victory inside three home games when Cyprus visit A. Le Coq Arena. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Estonia to Win

Estonia host Cyprus in the relegation playoffs of the UEFA Nations League on Thursday and we’re tipping the Blueshirts to establish a first-leg lead on home turf. With nine defeats on the spin on the road, Cyprus have been dreadful travellers for an extended period and their habit of coming unstuck as the visiting team could open the door for Estonia this week. Each of the Estonians’ last two victories were secured in Tallinn and a third win could be in the offing here.

Under 2.5 Goals

With just one goal in their last eight away fixtures combined, Cyprus have struggled to land punches on their travels for a lengthy period and we don’t expect their output to improve on Thursday. Estonia are modest goalscorers themselves however, hitting the net just nine times in their last ten assignments, so back under 2.5 goals to hit the net at the A. Le Coq Arena.

Estonia to Score First

Cyprus’ record on the road over the past 24 months has been wretched and they can generally be backed with confidence to concede the first goal whenever they leave their island. Indeed, the Cypriots have shipped the fixture’s opening effort in 100% of their last eight away matches and we recommend backing them to slip behind again when they visit Estonia.

Estonia vs Cyprus Match Preview and Team News


Goalkeeper Karl Andre Vallner is the only uncapped player in a squad of familar faces for Estonia. Tottenham’s Maksim Paskotsi, FC Zurich’s Karol Mets and Goteborg’s Erik Sorga are the most recognisable names in the Estonian ranks. Estonia avoided defeat in three of their final four Nations League group matches.


Like their opponents, Cyprus have named just one uncapped player in their squad in the form of keeper Ioakeim Toumbas. Ludogorets’ front man Pieros Sotiriou is the leading scorer in the squad with 11 goals, while midfielder Kostakis Artymatas is the most capped player with 55 appearances.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Estonia vs Cyprus

You can find our list of the top stats for Thursday’s game below alongside a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Estonia vs Cyprus Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Estonia vs Cyprus prediction

Have these nations met before?

Estonia and Cyprus last met in September 2017. On that occasion, Cyprus edged the contest 1-0.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 18:00 CET (GMT +1).

Who is favourite to win this week?

The bookies have made Estonia their favourites to win Thursday’s first leg against Cyprus.

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Simon Winter

Simon Winter is an Irish sports and betting writer with 10+ years in the game. His main passion is football and he is a Manchester United and Wexford FC supporter.