Europe: World Cup Qualifiers
Cyprus are on 3 consecutive defeats in 2021 and are currently dead last in Group H. Their poor performances can be linked to their poor behaviour on the pitch. The received red cards in both their previous games, and both before half time! They are now facing a team that has given them their biggest defeat in recent qualifications (Euro2020) when they were clobbered 0-5. They also received a red card in that match.
Russia has had a good start to the WCQ and are now second in their group. However, they has not been great on they road in recent matches, but they will like their chances here as they have conceded only 1 goal in five H2H against Cyprus.
This will be a frustrating game for the home team and we see their nasty behaviour shining through again.