Astana vs Young Boys
UEFA Europa League – Group Stage
Date: Thursday, 29th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 16:00 UK,
Venue: Astana Arena.
FC Astana and Young Boys of Switzerland will lock horns at Astana Arena in the second game of Europa League group B on Thursday afternoon, as the two teams aim to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions.
FC Astana are enjoying a nice campaign in their league, they are sitting top of the table with 65 points from 27 games. They are 4 points above the team in the second place, who have already played 28 games.
Astana lost 2-1 away to APOEL in their last Europa League game, despite taking the lead till halftime via N. Maksimovic’s goal, Vinicuis and I. de Carmago struck in the 74th and 87th minute to snatch the victory away from Astana. They now hope to win this game and maintain their current unbeaten run and also their European home unbeaten run.
Meanwhile, Young Boys started the Europa League group stage with a defeat, as they lost 0-1 at home against Olympiakos. E. Cambiasso’s goal in the 42nd minute was the only goal of the game, as the two side was unable to find the back of the net. Young Boys bounced back from the defeat with a 1-7 victory over Bazenheld and have been unbeaten in their last 3 games. They will be needing a win or at least a draw in the game to extend their unbeaten streak to 4 games in all competitions.
FC Astana: Team News
Astana have no fresh injury worries as they head into this game.
Young Boys: Team News
Young boys have 8 injury concerns, Tauljant Sulemanov, Seferi, Sekou Junior Sanogo, Gregory Wuthrich, G. Hoarau and Alexander Gerndt are all out on injury. Sven Joss and Loris Benito are yet to be confirmed fit for the games.
FC Astana vs Young Boys: Head to Head Statistics
Astana and Young Boys have no history of games between them, this will be the first meeting for the two teams.
FC Astana vs Young Boys: Prediction
Astana are currently on a 3-game winning streak, also they have lost once in their last 18 home games in all competitions. FC Astana are currently unbeaten in their last 9 European home games. However, this is their first time of reaching the Europa League group stage.
Young Boys are unbeaten in their last 3 games, they have won 1 and drawn 2 games that ended goalless. The Swiss side have lost their last 5 European away games, they have conceded a total of 18 goals in the process.
The home team will surely grab a win but there are bound to be few goals in the game.
Astana vs Young Boys: Betting Tips
- Astana win or draw
- Under 2.5 goals.