Khatlon vs Istiqlol Dushanbe Prediction & Match Preview

Khatlon vs Istiqlol Dushanbe
Tajikistan- Vysshaya Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 April 2020
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Tsentralnyi Stadium (Qurghonteppa)

The two unbeaten sides in the league will go head to head on Sunday as Istiqlol travels to Tsentralnyi Stadium. The visitors are in blazing hot form and are yet to concede a goal in this year’s competition.

The reigning champions thrashed their city rivals Dushanbe 83 scoring 7 past the poor home defence. They continued their rampage as they defeated CSKA Pomir on matchday two.

Khatlon would not have wanted this matchup right now. They have a bad record against these visitors. History will be made at home if they win this fixture. Khatlon is also on a 2 match winning streak. But they conceded 5 goals at home against Istiqlol in the previous season. They need to keep defence tight to prevent a similar result on Sunday.

Khatlon vs Istiqlol Dushanbe: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Istiqlol has never lost to this opposition in any of their previous meetings.
  • They have 17 wins in 19 head to head matches against Khatlon.
  • The previous head to head game ended as a 2-2 draw at Dushanbe.
  • The Lions won 3 of the last 5 meetings across all venues.
  • In three recent games, a score with over 3.5 goals was recorded.
  • Istiqlol won 8 of the 9 matches at the home of Khatlon (W8, D1).
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in 55% of those matches at this ground.

Khatlon vs Istiqlol Dushanbe: Prediction

The head to head stats clearly gives the upper hand to the visitors. Moreover, their season so far has been perfect. They are playing like champions and scoring freely as well. Scoring 9 goals in two games and keeping 2 clean sheets as well, is remarkable to say the least. We can all agree who will be bagging all three points at the end of ninety minutes.

Khatlon has scored in all their games so far, but the recent home match was not so convincing. An injury-time penalty saved them after being cornered the entire match. If an average team like Khujand could do that at their home, it is safe to say Istiqlol can do the same. So I am backing a high scoring game with only one team getting them goals.

Khatlon vs Istiqlol Dushanbe: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.43(3/7).
  • Both teams to score: No @1.93(10/11).

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