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Greece vs Kazakhstan Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
21 March 2024, 10:19

In another qualification playoff pair, Greece will meet with Kazakhstan in Athens, to determine who will meet with the Georgia-Luxembourg pair in the finals. Both of the teams showed interesting football in the group stage, but still yet to solidify these results with both teams’ key aim is participating in Euro this summer. The teams met twice before, but it was in the mid 2000s, with Greece being in the zenith of its form after winning Euro 2004; therefore that two wins of Greece will likely not affect the outcome of this match in any way.

Greece vs. Kazakhstan Preview 

Greece Preview

Greece finished in third place in its group B, being behind only the favourites, France and Netherlands. With 13 points earned in 8 matches, Greeks showed a versatile performance, with only three losses to the aforementioned France and Netherlands. Other group rivals, Ireland and Gibraltar were beaten. Moreover, Greece managed to secure a 2-2 draw in the last round match against France, indicating that the team has all the intentions to win, especially on the home ground. It should be noted that in Athens, Greeks lost only one match during the group stage (0-1 to Netherlands). During this group stage, Gus Poyet also managed to disperse the stereotype of viewing Greece as a boring team with little goals scored. In 8 matches, Greeks scored 14 goals and in general, during some of the team’s matches, there was quite a show on the pitch. The team approaches the clash with Kazakhstan in optimal conditions and is eager to progress to the next stage of playoffs. 

Kazakhstan Preview 

Kazakhstan finished the group stage in fourth place, losing to Finland only due to the additional indicators and won its Nations League group, leaving behind Azerbaijan. Kazakhstan has turned into an adaptive and interesting middleweight in both European and Central Asian tournaments, allowing the team to progress considerably in recent years. Kazakhstan showed versatile performance during the group stage, losing only four matches, and having 6 wins. With most of the team's squad playing in the local championship or in Russia, Magomed Aliev created a resilient group of players, which some see as a potential surprise in the upcoming tournaments. Despite the failed qualification to the World Cup in 2022, Kazakhstan continues to develop its current generation of players, and this qualification playoffs is one of the most important tests they are to face.

Betting Tips for Greece vs Kazakhstan

Greece Total Goals Over 1.5

Greece plays quite confidently in Athens and scores with a dangerous decency. With the exception of Netherlands, France, Ireland, Gibraltar, Kosovo and others conceded at least two goals during their matches in Athens. Kazakhstan at the same time does not shine in defensive games, and is known for losing concentration in the most important parts of the match. Given these circumstances, Greece will likely have several chances in front of the guests’ goal. Unibet gives 1.68 for this Greece vs. Kazakhstan prediction.

Both Teams to Score

Despite preconceptions, both teams attempt to play in attacking football. Kazakhstan does not go into deep defence even when having an advantage, which sometimes costs points for the team. Greece under Gus Poyet is also looking well in the attack, which is especially evident in the home matches. In these circumstances, both teams will have their moments and have all the chances to score in the upcoming match. Greece vs. Kazakhstan odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 2.65.

Total Corners Over 8.5

Despite the importance of the match, both coaches stressed out that they will not give up their game principles for the sake of the overly defensive game. Both Kazakhstan and Greece enjoy playing boldly, sweeping the flanks and overloading the opponent’s box, which usually leads to corners. Greece has an average of 6.5 corners per match, while Kazakhstan numbers are 4.2. Unibet gives 1.74 for this Greece vs Kazakhstan tip.

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