Stadium: Batumi Stadium (Batumi)
Georgia have never beaten Greece in their 8-match rivalry history. Will Willy Sagnol’s men be able to break their losing streak? We predict that the Greeks will be closer to success again!
The Georgian national side was just a step away from qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, reaching the UEFA Nations League tie-break final, but lost 0-1 to Northern Macedonia in the decisive match, leaving them without any historical success. That defeat must have had a huge psychological impact on the Crusaders. They subsequently failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, winning just one point in the opening five rounds to draw 1-1 with Greece, before losing the remaining four games to fall by a combined score of 1-8. As a result, the Georgian national team are currently sitting in last place in the Group B standings.
The Greek national team last played in a major international tournament in 2014 when they managed to make it to the World Championship, where they even made it out of the group, stopping in the last 16. Since then, Greek football has suffered a crisis that continues to this day. Yes, they have not yet lost their chances of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but the chances are slim as the clear favourites in their group are the Spaniards and the Swedes. Nevertheless, the Greeks sensationally defeated the Scandinavians 2-1 in the last round, which allowed them to climb to third place in Group B. However, it’s still too early to talk about a realistic chance of clinging at least to the second line.
Expert Betting Tips
The national teams of Georgia and Greece in the current qualifying tournament for the World Cup 2022 have so far only spoiled the lives of their opponents rather than improved their own. For example, not so long ago, the Swedes beat the Spaniards and intended to take first place in the group, but the Greeks slammed them back into second place. The Georgians unexpectedly beat the Greeks, and so they are now sitting in third place, with no chance of jumping to second, while the Crusaders are still last in the group. The time has probably come for the favourites to justify their status, so a bet on the Greek team’s victory at odds of about 2.32 seems to be a good option.
The Georgian national team in the current qualifying tournament looks very poor offensively. In the five held meetings, they managed to squeeze out only two goals, and both times they were scored by someone Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. At that time, he was in fantastic form, dreaming of a move to Bayern or Tottenham, but then he started getting injuries, did not move anywhere, and now even in Rubin, he does not look that bright. That’s why the Crusaders’ chances of scoring in the upcoming game look slim, plus the Greeks have a very solid defence. Given this, the best option for the prediction seems Individual Total 1 Under 0.5 goals at odds close to 2.28.
The Greek national team has not been very productive either, having scored only five goals in their four games in qualifying for the World Cup-2022, with Anastasios Bakasetas scoring two. He is now in excellent form, scoring five goals and three assists in eight games for Trabzonspor this season and notched a brace in the last matchday. He is going to the national team in high spirits, so it is worth looking at a bet on Anastasios Bakasetas’ goal at around 4.00.