Kazakhstan and Russia meet at Astana Arena, in a match for this phase of the Qualifying Round. There is only record of 1 recent direct match between these two teams, on 03-03-2015, which ended with a draw by (0-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Russia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The team of the house disputes its according party in Group I, after having won by (3-0) in its first match in this group stage, against Scotland. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 31 conceded; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions Kazakhstan have won 4, tied 2 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Kazakhstan come into this game with a 3-0 triumph at the reception in Scotland, beginning in the best way this qualifying phase for EURO 2020: the team’s goals were scored by Pertsukh, Zaynutdinov and Vorogovskiy. In this game against Russia, coach Michal Bilek must act with a defensive strategy, favoring the low block and passes in depth for the attack, especially towards Murtazaev. Despite the good result on the first day, Kazakhstan has several weaknesses in the most defensive sector. There are no important absences for this game.
The visiting team disputes their second match in Group I, after having lost by (3-1) in their first match in this group stage, against Belgium. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in their stadium. In the last 9 away matches Russia has 3 wins and 6 defeats. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 6 out of 9 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Russia comes into this game with a 3-1 defeat in the move to the Belgian arena, thus adding the first snub in this qualifying phase for EURO 2020: the team’s only goal was scored by Cheryshev. In this away game, coach Stanislav Cherchesov must keep the team in 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks through the side runners. For this game the Russian coach does not count on Golovin, player expelled in the last game.