Jablonec vs Astana
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Strelnice (Jablonec nad Nisou).
Jablonec saved a point after a two-goal deficit in the previous round against Dynamo Kyiv and they will be looking to capitalize on it with a maiden victory in the competition on Thursday against Group K leaders Astana. The Kazakh champions took four of possible six points so far in the campaign.
Astana showed a fine attacking form bagging two goals past both Dynamo Kyiv and Bordeaux. Given Jablonec shipped two in each of opening two games, we can call Astana to score a goal a banker bet at 1.44 odds.
The head coach Roman Grigorchuk had the luxury of resting his key men at the weekend when Astana drew 1-1 at home to Ordabasy in their domestic affairs. The team sits ten points clear at the top of the Premier League standings with four games left to play and a real miracle should happen for them not to defend the silverware in Kazakhstan.
Jablonec vs Astana: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head match between Jablonec and Astana.
Jablonec vs Astana: Prediction
The hosts will come into the game in the highest of spirits after a demolishing 0-6 victory over Pribram in the weekend’s Czech Liga fixture. Striker Michal Travnik, who saved them a point netting the late equalizer against Dynamo Kyiv in the second round, confirmed his phenomenal spell of form by completing a hat-trick in the mentioned thumping of Pribram.
Jablonec notched two or more goals in all of last six games across competitions. They won five and drew one in the process and will be a serious opposition for the group leaders here. Based on everything written above, the bet you can’t make a mistake with is both teams to score at the sky-high 1.95 odds. You can alternatively back the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 2.20.
Jablonec vs Astana: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95 (19/20)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5).