FC Astana vs Jablonec
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Kick-off at 15:50 UK/ 16:50 CET
Venue: Astana Arena (Astana).
The fourth round of Europa League will see the club from the Czech Republic take on FC Astana from Kazakhstan in the reverse fixture.
The home side is at the top of the group on goal difference. They are equal on points with Kyiv but have surprised everyone with their performance this season.
The Blue and Yellows are unbeaten in the competition, picking up wins against Rennes and holding Kyiv to a 2-2 draw. They are also table toppers in their domestic league and are looking good for another title in the Kazakhstan Premier League.
In the last 8 games from all competitions, they have 4 wins and 2 defeats. They only failed to score in 1 of those games even though only 3 games had a score of over 2.5 goals in total.
The reigning Kazak champs are undefeated in their last 7 home games in all competitions which includes 5 wins.
On the contrary, the away side are last in their group and have not registered a single win till now. In the 3 group matches, they lost 1 and managed to draw the other 2. In the previous 7 matches they played in all competitions they have lost only 1 and have 4 wins too.
In their group opener, they lost to Rennes but showed signs of a comeback with draws against Astana and Kyiv. In their last 5 away games, they have 4 wins and only 1 defeat.
The toppers have more chances of winning this fixture and progressing to the Play-offs.
FC Astana vs Jablonec: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The only h2h match was the reverse fixture played this month which was a 1-1 draw.
FC Astana vs Jablonec: Prediction
The home side is on an enviable run at home with a 7 match unbeaten streak. With Kyiv right behind them in the table, they have to win this game and ensure an easy progression to the knockout stage of the competition. So they will come out all guns blazing this Thursday. On the back of their undefeated run at home, we can place our money on the hosts to win at 1.80 odd.
The team managed by Grigori Babayan have scored in 9 of their previous 10 matches played across all venues. His team has also found the net in previous 4 home matches as well. The visitors are also in good scoring form and have scored in all their group games. The team from Czech has also scored in 5 of their last 6 games on the road as well. So we can place our bets on both the teams to score with 2.00 odds.
FC Astana vs Jablonec: Betting Tips
Astana to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).