Kazakhstan and Cyprus measure forces at Astana Arena, in a match for this phase of the Qualification Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 1 victory and 1 draw in the last 2 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 3rd position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied out against Cyprus for (1‑1). In the last match, he lost out against Russia by (1‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they register 1 victory, 3 draws and 11 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 35 suffered; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 19 suffered. In its last 8 home matches, Kazakhstan records 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 8 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
Kazakhstan ranks third in its group and in this round it has the opportunity to approach the second vice-leadership position, as it will act as the local team. In order to obtain the three points, Kazakhstan will have to prevail in the field and, therefore, show a good football within the four lines. In the last round, Kazakhstan was defeated by Russia by the 1×0 score. The coach should not have great absences in this match.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, the away team is currently in 4th position, with 7 points won. In the last match, he won by (0-4) against San Marino, after in the previous match, he had drawn by (1‑1) at home with Kazakhstan. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they register 2 wins, 1 draw and 12 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Cyprus won 1, drew 1 and lost 8. In 15 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Cyprus aims to approach the classification zone, so acting outside the home will be important to be vigilant, defending hard and without giving space to the premises. The tendency is for the Cyprus team to present a strong defensive scheme, trying to counteract the movements of Kazakhstan. In the last round, Cyprus won an excellent victory away from home, 4-0, over San Marino. The coach must present a team at maximum strength in this match.