Dushanbe vs Istiqlol Dushanbe
Tajikistan Vysshaya Liga
Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/13:00 CET
The promoted team from the lower tier will try their luck against the favorites to win in the match and the reigning champions of the Vysshaya Liga.
Dushanbe 83 is a promoted side from Tajikistan First League. Meanwhile, Istiqlol Dushanbe was the title winners in the previous season.
Dushanbe vs Istiqlol Dushanbe Head-to-head (h2h)
Since Dushanbe 83 is playing for the first time, the teams will meet for the first time.
Dushanbe vs Istiqlol Dushanbe Prediction
Preparing for their first-ever season in the Tajikistan upper tier, Dushanbe 83 will be on the run for the three points while facing the champions.
While Istiqlol comes with years of experience and 8 league titles to their name, the host will merely have the lessons from their overall five matches in the Tajik Cup dating since 2018.
The home team will be on the back of a 1-1 draw with Regar-TadAZ in their previous encounter in the schedule in February 2020.
The guest has marked only three losses in their last ten matches. Istiqlol was at home in their previous encounter in the AFC Cup. They defeated Khujand with a 2-0 scoreline.
Despite their home ground advantage, they have a rare chance of winning against the reigning champions. So, the odds are against the host in the clash at Dushanbe.
Considering their dominance over the inexperienced home side, the traveling contingent will not be concerned about playing away from home.
Hence, Istiqlol can be counted on to probably win with a -1 handicap against the promoted contingent in their opening match in the new season. With 1.75 odds, the tip will yield good returns for the punters.
With their overall form in the league, we can expect the visitor to slot in over 2.5 goals in the ninety minutes and the tip with 1.40 odds will be the best bet in the clash.
Dushanbe vs Istiqlol Dushanbe Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Istiqlol Dushanbe to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.75 (3/4).
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