UEFA Nations League. Group Stage.
League C. Group 2. Round 2
Stadium: Fadil Vokrri (Pristina)
On June 5, 21:45 (UTC+3) the Fadil Vokrri Stadium in Prishtina will host the second round match of the UEFA League of Nations, the teams of Kosovo and Greece locking horns.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Team Kosovo is a relatively young national team, which can hardly be classified as an outsider in European soccer, but they are not yet fighting for big goals. They took only five points from eight games to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, finishing last in their group. The Kosovars have since played surprisingly well in their spring friendlies: they beat Burkina Faso 5-0 and drew 1-1 with Switzerland. Moreover, Alain Giresse's side started the current UEFA Nations League campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Cyprus, and so far they are leading their group.
The Greek national team performs with mixed success in the qualifying competitions for major international tournaments, so we do not always see them at the world and continental championships. There will be no Hellenes at the World Cup 2022 as well. In the qualifying group, they managed to take only the third place after Swedes and Spaniards, so even the knockout round was held without them. Now the Greeks will try to qualify for Euro 2024, and it would be great to win the UEFA Nations League group that could also earn them a ticket to the finals. Gus Poyet's charges defeated Northern Ireland 1-0 on the road in the first game.
The teams had four head-to-head encounters throughout their history. First, the rivals played in the UEFA Nations League, when the first game ended in favor of Greece (2-1), and then there was a zero draw. The opponents twice more fought in the qualifying for the World Cup 2022, when both times they drew 1-1.
Expert Betting Tips
The national teams of Kosovo and Greece started the current draw of the UEFA Nations League with victories. While on the level of performance the Dardanians are still inferior to the Hellenes, in the upcoming match they will play at home. Those factors even out the odds for success, and in their last three head-to-head encounters, they were unable to determine a winner. All this suggests that we are highly likely to see the teams share points, so it is worth looking at the bet on the draw at odds of about 3.20.
Kosovo and Greece have met four times in their history, with all four matches taking place in the last two years, when the opponents played with their current squad. Only in the very first face-to-face encounter did the teams manage to overcome the bookmaker's total over, and the remaining three matches saw a combined total of only four goals scored (1.33 on average per game). Moreover, the Kosovars and Greeks began the current draw of the UEFA Nations League with modest victories, 2-0 and 1-0 respectively, so the best option seems to be Total Under (2.5) at odds close to 1.60.
Group 2 in League C seems to be one of the most competitive in the whole tournament, as it brings together the teams of Kosovo, Greece, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. Perhaps only the last two teams are not capable to compete for the first place, that is to get a chance to play for the Euro 2024. Obviously, the price of any mistake in all matches in this group is too high, so each of the teams will show maximum reliability in defense. Thus, the bet "Both Teams To Score - No" at odds of about 1.80 suggests itself.
Our prediction: Draw at odds of 3.20 at 1xbet.
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