Kopetdag Asgabat vs Merw
Turkmenistan – Yokary Liga
Date: Friday, 8 May 2020
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Köpetdag Stadium.
Kopetdag was in a comfortable spot after matchday three. But things went south as they lost at home to toppers Ahal and they lost to Sagadam on the road. The team from Ashgabat has a golden opportunity to get back to winning ways as they host Merw on Friday.
The loss against Sagadam was a close one as the hosts won by the only goal of the game. Kopetdag played good football but cannot make amends for the mistake in the first half.
Merw is 6th in the points table after the latest win against bottom side Balkan. This was their second win after 4 consecutive defeats on the trot. Even though they are just 2 points below Kopetdag, I do not see them winning on Friday.
The visitors have lost all 3 away matches this season. One can argue they had tough opposition but this weakness in away games was also a problem in last season as well. They have a 9 match losing streak going on and have not won an away match since June 2016. SO we may be in for a one-sided game at Köpetdag Stadium.
Kopetdag Asgabat vs Merw: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides have a win each in their last 5 head to head matches.
- In three of those 5 games, both teams got on the scoreboard.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 80% of their last 6 meetings.
- The hosts won three of their last 5 clashes against this opposition here.
- Kopetdag Asgabat scored 2 or more goals in 4 of those 5 matches.
- They also kept three clean sheets during that spell of play.
Kopetdag Asgabat vs Merw: Prediction
Merw has only two wins in their last 10 competitive fixtures. Also, they have not won at this ground since 2018. Considering their away record it is clear that they are not getting the three points on Friday. On the other hand, Kopetdag has done better at home this season. So I am backing them to win and end the 2-match losing streak going on for them.
In 5 of their head to head games at this ground against this opposition, they maintained a clean sheet. Merw failed to trouble the scores on three of their last trips in the league as well. So I am backing the hosts to win and only one team to get goals.
Kopetdag Asgabat vs Merw: Betting Tips
Kopetdag Asgabat to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.60 (3/5).
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