Astana vs Slavia Prague – Europa League: Astana hosts Slavia Prague at the Astana Arena on a Europa League match this Thursday.
These are two teams who failed to reach the Champions’ League group stage and are now depositing their ambitions of continental success on the Europa League.
Slavia Prague got really close to qualifying for the Champions’ League group stage but they ended up falling against APOEL precisely on the play-off, after losing 2-0 in Cyprus.
For this season, they invested on experienced players, with some past international appearances like Danny, who is out for this match, Altintop and Necid.
On their Europa League’s debut, they have won 1-0 in Prague against Maccabi Tel Aviv. On the Czech league, they sit in 3rd place, with 16 points.
Latest results – FC Astana:
23.09.2017 D1 FC Astana 2-0 FK Taraz
18.09.2017 D1 Kaisar Kyzylorda 1-4 FC Astana
14.09.2017 EUL Villarreal CF 3-1 FC Astana
09.09.2017 D1 FC Astana 7-0 FK Atyrau
22.08.2017 CLQ FC Astana 4-3 Celtic FC
16.08.2017 CLQ Celtic FC 5-0 FC Astana
Latest results – Slavia Praha:
23.09.2017 D1 FK Zlin 1-1 Slavia Praha
20.09.2017 Cup Slavia Praha 5-1 Fotbal Trinec
17.09.2017 D1 Slavia Praha 2-0 Sparta Praha
14.09.2017 EUL Slavia Praha 1-0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
09.09.2017 D1 Sigma Olomouc 1-1 Slavia Praha
27.08.2017 D1 Slavia Praha 4-0 Mlada Boleslav
Astana vs Slavia Prague – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Astana were also close to reaching the Champions’ League group stage but they ended up being eliminated by the Scottish men of Celtic after a real disaster on the 1st leg.
On the 2nd leg, they have won but it wasn’t enough to recover from the 1st leg’s deficit and ensure their spot on the group stage.
On the Europa League, they didn’t get their dream start, but they also played what potentially is the hardest match of this group stage, away at Villareal.
Astana is generally very strong at home. Losing to the Spaniards is a normal result, that should influence our decision here.
To amplify the value on the hosts, Slavia comes into this match with a lot of absences and that can also be determinant in this match.
With the draw protected, this seems like a great bet to me.
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