Cyprus U21 vs Serbia U21
Cyprus have never impressed at this level in the past campaigns and this time have been no exception, as the hosts have already lost 3 matches out of 4, so this campaign is pretty much compromised as well. The roaster consists players from the domestic league + 2 players playing on England`s lower league, no big stars in the team, with Appolon Limassol or Apoel Nicosia being the biggest clubs these lads are playing for.
Serbia U21 will benefit from re-inforcements for this match, as a few players which are usually starters in A team have been included in the U21 roaster: Nastasic (Manchester City), Djuricic and Markovic from Benfica or Mitrovic (Anderlecht). The guests have played a single game so far, the reverse fixture vs Cyprus, a 2-1 victory a month ago thanks to a brace from Red Star Belgrade`s midfielder, Luka Milunovic.
Just a month ago, these sides have played against each other and Serbia won 2-1, despite the fact that they were a men down in the last 25 minutes. This time, I expect an even more convincing win for them, given the strenghts received from the A team. Serbia have stars that are already shining in top European leagues, while the Cypriots are relying on players from their modest league, so a see a big quality gap and an easy win for Serbia. The sides have played 3 mutual matches in the last 4 years and every time Serbia grab the victory.
Pick: Serbia U21