Our prediction for this match:
Wednesday’s friendly at AEK Arena pits together Cyprus and Czech Republic, the two teams who meet for the first time since 2007. The Cypriotes aim to put an end to their five-game losing run, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Czechs. However, home win should not be considered as Johan Walem’s men have been struggling in front of goal in the Nations League group stages.
Czech Republic, on the other hand, did remarkably well to secure automatic qualification for the European Championship finals. The visitors will use this friendly to prepare for the Nations League clash against Israel, and seeing that boss Jaroslav Silhavy is likely to mix the squad, we are tempted to put our money on draw. One thing is for sure, the out-of-form hosts are likely to leave their hearts on the field as they need to regain a much-needed confidence.