Merw vs FC Balkan Prediction & Match Preview

Merw vs FC Balkan
Turkmenistan – Yokary Liga
Date: Monday, 4 May 2020
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Sport toplumy Stadium (Mary)

These two seem to like the last two spots of the table. Merw and Balkan finished 8th and 7th in the table last season and after five rounds they are still there.  The hosts are on a 4 match losing run after starting the season off with a winner over Energetik. Last season they had the worst winless run possible which extended 19 matches from April to October. They are the least scoring team with just one goal in the 5 matches so far.

Balkan have also lost their last 3 matches and has only one win until now. They have the worst defensive record conceding a total of 10 goals till now. So this match can go either way considering the weaknesses of both the teams.

Merw vs FC Balkan: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Balkan has won three of the last 5 head to head matches.
  • Merw won the latest meeting against this opposition.
  • In 60% of their 5 previous clashes, the score had less than 2.5 goals.
  • The hosts won 2 and lost once in the last 5 games at this ground.
  • Both sides scored in all 5 of those recent head to head matches here.
  • Merw is on a 4 match losing streak in the league.
  • In all those games they failed to find the back of the net.
  • Merw vs FC Balkan: Prediction

The hosts pulled off a stunning win last time when Balkan came here. A majority of wins against them has been in front of the home crowd as well. Of the only two wins Merw have at home in the 10 previous fixtures, one came against this opposition. Also, Balkan was not able to win here since 2018 and is on a losing streak in away matches.

Also, their history at this ground shows that both teams have found goals in recent times. It is true that both sides have problems in the defense department. So I am backing the hosts to get a narrow win with both teams getting goals.

Merw vs FC Balkan: Betting Tips

  • Merw to win at home @ 1.95(10/11).
  • Both teams to score @ 2.10(11/10).

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