Astana vs Sporting: Astana and Sporting face off this Thursday in Kazakhstan on a match counting towards the 1st leg of the Europa League’s round of 32
Astana is leading the Kazakhstani league with 79 points conquered, thanks to a record of 25 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.
When it comes to goals, they count with 74 goals scored and 21 goals scored, which results on an average of 2.9 goals per match.
Their home record is very good, with the team having 15 wins on the 17 rounds that they have played in front of their fans.
On the Europa League, Astana finished in 2nd place of Group A with 10 points conquered, only 1 point behind leaders Villarreal.
Sporting occupies the 3rd position of the Portuguese league with 53 points conquered, thanks to a record of 16 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss.
Their goal ratio tells us that the Lions count with 45 goals scored and 13 goals conceded, presenting therefore an average of 2.6 goals per match.
Their away record shows 6 wins on 10 away matches they’ve played in Liga NOS.
As we know, the team led by Jorge Jesus has come into this competition via the Champions League, where they did well against strong teams like Barcelona and Juventus.
Astana vs Sporting – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The European matches in Kazakhstan are synonyms of some goals, since Astana (between qualifying rounds for the Champions League and Europa League) has played 6 matches at their own stadium, and all of them had at least 2 goals.
The absence of Mathieu also gives even more value to the “over” selection on this bet, since he is the cornerstone of Sporting’s defence.
Sporting, still without Bas Dost, will have to find a solution to compensate the absence of the Dutch, although they are still creating a good amount of goal scoring chances.
In that sense, I believe there will be at least 2 goals in this match, probably even from both sides.
|Over 2 Goals||