Ordabasy Shymkent vs Torpedo Kutaisi
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Kažimukana Munajtpasova (Šymkent).
Disregarding the defeat against Kaisar, Ordabasy has been going strong this season and has a realistic shot at taking the pole spot in their league, taking into account the games they have in hand. Right now they are faced with the Europa challenge and will be looking to make the most out of this first leg, considering a tough challenge awaits them in the latter leg.
Visitors Torpedo had their impressive unbeaten run put to a stop by Lokomotiv, despite the former enjoying the home advantage. The team was really flourishing in front of the goal with the frontline on fire, and fans will be expecting some of that magic to get them through this road trip.
In their domestic league, the squad has performed well, especially with regards to their defense. They have so far let in just nine goals from their 21 games. Last season too their backline had boasted of admirable numbers, but the away handicap this Thursday will really test their resolve.
Ordabasy Shymkent vs Torpedo Kutaisi Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have not locked horns yet.
Ordabasy Shymkent vs Torpedo Kutaisi Prediction
Shymkent was unbeaten in 19 of their last 21 matches, and at home, repeated the feat in 12 of their last 13 appearances. They also had a four-game winning run through this stretch and a 12-tie unbeaten streak. On top of that, they registered three or more goals in three of their last five home ties and netted goals in 12 of their last 13 such fixtures.
On the other hand, Kutaisi was winless in seven of their last thirteen match-ups and was so in three of their last four on the road. Also, despite their heroics in the defensive department, they have not been able to repeat the magic when coupled with the away handicap. The team let in two or more goals in their last five games away from home.
As such, expect the hosts to avoid a loss at any cost. But a clean sheet for them would be demanding too much. Torpedo had registered two or more goals in nine of their last twelve ties, and in seven of their last eleven on the road.
The most probable outcome for this tie is to see the BTTS option checked.
Ordabasy Shymkent vs Torpedo Kutaisi Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80.