Santa Coloma vs Astana
Europa League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadi Comunal d’Andorra la Vella.
The hosts were knocked out of the Champions League Qualifiers after KF Fernokeli staged a comeback in their previous game to win 2-1 with just ten men on the pitch.
The home team broke the deadlock seven minutes into the second half but were unable to see the game through with their opponents equalizing five minutes later, and the winning goal coming two minutes before the end of regulation time.
Both the sides enjoyed equal time on the ball and accomplished just two shots on target each. The game was quite an aggressive one and produced eleven yellow cards, one of which turned into red.
The visitors were in for a shock in their previous game against CFR Cluj which saw the latter firing in three goals of their own to overturn a one-goal deficit from the first leg, to win 3-2 on aggregate.
The squad were far from their usual self in that game and took not more than six attempts at goal, out of which only three were on target.
The maiden clash between the two teams will certainly be an exciting one with the hosts sizing up against a massive favorites to come out on top.
Santa Coloma vs Astana Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have not previously met each other.
Santa Coloma vs Astana Prediction
Coloma were one of the best sides in their domestic league last season and on home soil, the squad found the back of the net twenty times while conceding not more than eight. Additionally, they failed to pick up a win on just one occasion.
The visitors crashed out of the Champions League for putting on a dismal performance in their last trip on the road. The team failed to keep a hold of the ball, created very few goal-scoring opportunities, and were far from clinical in their finishing.
However, they are up against a team with pedigree in qualifiers, Astana, who negotiated through multiple rounds to reach the group stage.
At the Champions League qualifiers, they got a tricky one against Cluj; but their new opponents Santa Coloma is a team that play their trade in a lowly league.
Their is a massive gulf in quality between the sides and this is why Astana is priced at a lowly 1.20 odd to win the away leg. As punters, we may look elsewhere to find bets that bring better returns to our investment; over 2.5 goals is one safe option.
Santa Coloma vs Astana Betting tips
Full time result: Astana -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 odd
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65.