Bet Live on Euro 2016 Qualifiers: Cyprus vs. IsraelPublished October 10, 2014 by Amir G
Israel attempts to make an impressive opener against Cyprus in tonight's Euro 2016 qualifying match (7:4pm UK time).
One of the best Euro 2016 qualifiers takes place today in the GSP Stadium at Nicosia as Cyprus host Israel for the second round in Group B (7:45pm UK time).
The GSP Stadium is expected to be full as Cypriots are excited about their team's odds after a large wave of enthusiasm lit up by the sensational victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina last month. It was a dramatic game in which Cyprus' Dimitris Christofi scored twice after Vedad Ibisevic scored the opener for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Beating a team that participated in the World Cup this summer, Cyprus' self-confidence grew, and the players believe they can pull off another three points today at home against Israel. However this could be a little harder to do with the possible injuries of midfielder Georgios Efrem who is vital to the team, as well as that of Efstathios Aloneftis who could be sidelined.
Due to a political crisis in the summer, Israel's opener against Belgium which was scheduled for early last month was postponed, so the team has a clean slate today to start against Cyprus. In its history of matches against Cyprus, Israel holds the better statistics with 9 wins, 3 draws and 2 loses. Today Israel will be without its captain Yossi Benayoun, being led instead by defender Tal Ben-Haim who plays in Charlton Athletic's starting 11. Ben-Haim will also have to support goalie Ofir Martziano who makes his international debut today.
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