Joey - May 27, 2018
Azerbaijan vs Kyrgyzstan
Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Baki Olimpiya Stadionu, Baku.
Local rivals who play in different continental zones are about to take on each other in a friendly on Tuesday afternoon at Baki Olimpiya Stadiionu. Kyrgyzstan are looking to maintain the fine spell of form which booked them a spot in the next round of the Asian Cup Qualifications.
The Russian manager Aleksandr Krestinin managed to turn a corner for the White Falcons leading them to back-to-back wins over Myanmar and India in March this year. The team made it three wins on the bounce in the qualifiers to move lock on points with India at the top of the Group A standings ahead of Myanmar and Macao. Anton Zemlianukhin has been the standout performer in these wins bagging three goals in last two appearances for the national side. Atyrau’s (Kazakhstani outfit) midfielder will no doubts be the main threat to Azer’s goal on Tuesday.
Azerbaijan had a successful campaign (for their conditions) in the WC Qualifications winning ten points in ten games in the Group C. They have huge issues with the efficiency in the final third as they notched just one goal in last three friendlies against Moldova, Belarus and FYR Macedonia. Nevertheless, the head coach Qurban Qurbanov has reasons to be satisfied with the defensive line which only allowed two goals in these three outings.
Knowing that two H2H clashes between these two sides produced the total of one goal, we just can’t imagine a high-scoring scenario on Tuesday in the Azerbaijani capital. We just have to see the huge value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the sky-high 1.80 odds. Braver tipsters can even try with the goalless draw at the odds of 11.00.