Astana vs Zhetysu (By: Dajkula)
Barys Astana hosts Zhetysu in the round 13 of the Kazakhstan Premier League. This one definitely goes under the hazard bet since you will hardly ever bet against Astana. But, the team of Astana is in some big crisis lately for which there is no good explanation. Some say that they are worn out and lack freshness. They play the same style to which the teams have grown accustomed to. There is surely some greater problem but from what I hear from the news this might be the last one for the coach Grigorchuk if they lose. They are definitely still the strongest team in the league but that doesn`t say much when you have Marin Tomasov as the best scorer.
Astana has 9-2-3 and 29 points. They also have a couple of games more played so the distance to the second-placed Tobol is not great, just 3 points. Astana has really been down lately and they lost 3 of the last 5 matches. The lowly Irtysh beat them at their ground and so did Shakhter. With the loss to the 10`t Taraz and again a draw with 8`th Okzhetpes, it has been a truly bad month.
Zhetysu is no world beater and they regularly finish in the middle of the table. They are 6`th with 21 points but they put much emphasis on defense. With 6-3-3 so far and 15:7 goal difference they definitely lack offensive but look stabile in defense. They will again try to sit deep and hit Astana on the counter-attack. It has worked for others so why not Zhetysu. They have 2-1-2 away from home and they already beat Kaisar.
The history is so bad for the visitors but today the chances might be greater for a surprise.
Astana vs Zhetysu predictions
|Zhetysu||Pinnacle||11.50||4||1-0 LOST (-4 units)|
Astana vs Zhetysu betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).