Samtredia vs Tobol Kostanay
UEFA Europa League
Date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Mikheil Meskhis sakhelobis Stadioni, Tbilisi.
Samtredia and Tobol are set to open affairs in the first qualifying round of Europa League on Tuesday afternoon. It will be a low-profile clash between teams with limited Europa League experience at Mikheil Meskhis sakhelobis Stadioni in Tbilisi.
Samtredia, who won the Georgian domestic league silverware back in the 2016 campaign (their only league title so far), are going through a very difficult period at the start of the new season. Miraculously, they sit at the very foot of the league standings with just 9 points in 18 games so far and they will no doubts head into this as massive underdogs.
Tobol are also midway through the season in their domestic league, but they’ve been doing incomparably better as they sit third with 32 points in 17 games of the Kazakhstani Premier League.
Samtredia vs Tobol Kostanay Head-to-head
The two sides did not play each other previously.
Samtredia vs Tobol Kostanay Prediction
The hosts are in a very tough position at the moment. They officially do not have a head coach, while best players had already left the team which is allegedly on the verge of bankruptcy.
Samtredia conceded as many as five goals in last two league losses to Rustavi and Saburtalo and they will head into this off the back of six defeats and one draw in last seven Erovnuli Liga outings.
Tobol will enter the game in much higher spirits following a streak of three subsequent games which saw them net two or more goals in the Premier League. It was backed up with a goalless draw at home to the reigning champions and by far the strongest team in Kazakhstan, Astana.
Based on everything written above, we have strong reasons to believe in Tobol’s success here as the away win looks to be a banker at the odds of 1.72.
Samtredia vs Tobol Kostanay Bet Tips
Tobol to win @ 1.72
Tobol -1.5 handicap @ 3.20.