FC Astana – Jablonec SOCCER PICKS
Astana and Jablonec meet at Astana Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Astana presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win and 2 draws, the home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they tied for (1-1) against Jablonec, after in the previous match, they won by (2-0) at home with Rennes. 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 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Kairat by (3-2). In the last 10 home matches Astana has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Astana reach this fourth day of the group stage of the Europa League in the first position of the group, after a victory in their last commitment, when they beat Kairat Almaty 3-2 in a game for the First Division of Kazakhstan , competition that also leads. We remind you that this is a group not considered the strongest. Astana, in their domains, won their two matches for the Europa League, presenting an average of 1.5 goals scored and none suffered, demonstrating efficiency in both sectors. In this match the team must be aligned in 4-2-3-1, looking for defensive organization in this way and the exits for the attack through the flanks. We highlight the striker Pedro Henrique, with two marked in this competition.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 2 points won, after 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Dinamo Kiev, by (2-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Astana, by (1-1). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad. It is usually not affected by the home team, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Dukla Praha by (2-6). In the last 10 away matches Jablonec has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Unlike the adversary of this match, the Jablonec is in the last position of the group and needs to react if still dreaming of the classification. We remember that the team comes to this match after having achieved a thrashing against Dukla Prague, by no less than 2-6, in a duel valid for the First Division of the Czech Republic, competition in which currently occupies the sixth position. Returning his attentions for the Europa League, away from home, in the only match played in this condition, he ended up suffering a 2-1 defeat against Rennes. In this match the team must be aligned in 4-1-4-1. We emphasize the steering wheel and the spearhead, both respectively positioned further forward of each line of four, looking for this way also the attacks by the flanks. Mention must be made of the midfielder M. Travnik, a player who so far scored two goals in this competition.