Kazakhstan vs Andorra
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Astana Arena (Astana).
Astana Arena will stage the reverse fixture of round 2 in League D of UNL. Both the teams are on the bottom end of the table with 2 points each.
Stanimir Stoilov was appointed as Kazakh coach this year following his fairytale run with Kazakh club FC Astana. He made them win the domestic league title four years in a row from 2014.
The Football Federation hope he can replicate the same level of success in national level as well. With 2 draws and one loss he has made an average start to the first tournament as coach.
The team lacks defensive strength, conceding 4 goals in the group. Their last match was an outing to Latvia which ended 1-1.Scoring early in the 16th minute they failed to hold on the lead and conceded before the first half ended.
Koldo has been managing this Andorran side since 2010. Ildefons Lima has played most number of matches and scored most goals for the country. The 38-year old doesn’t have much game time left in him.
Their league run has possibly ended and taking into consideration their away form they do not stand a chance against the Hawks.
The last game in the league against Georgia brought out their sorry condition. With 23% possession and 1 shot on target they don’t look fit to play football at this level. Marcio Vieira picked up a red card in that match and will not be available for this game.
Kazakhstan vs Andorra Head to head
- Last match between them was in UNL at Andorra, which ended as a draw (1-1).
- In the three games between these two (2008-2018) Andorra are yet to win and the hawks have 2 wins.
- Kazak’s have only 2 wins in their last 10 games which has only clean sheet.
- In their last 10 home matches they have only one win; against Azerbaijan.
- Koldo’s team have almost identical stats, with one win in last 10 games. Away from home they have 7 losses in 10 games.
Kazakhstan vs Andorra Prediction
The reverse fixture at Andorra saw 7 yellow cards and a red. So there is no love lost between these teams.
The Hawks have to beat Andorra if they want to move to second behind leaders Georgia. Baktiyar Zaynutdinov is an exciting prospect for the hosts. He has 2 goals in four appearances for his country and will be aiming to extend his record.
Andorrans have a huge problem in goal scoring. They have only 3 goals in last eighteen away games, with an average 2.77 goals conceded per away match.
Their 7 previous away matches have produced exactly 2 total goals on average.
Kazakhstan vs Andorra Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.65 (7/11).
HT/FT – Kazakhstan/Kazakhstan @ 1.83 (5/6).