Astana vs Sutjeska
CL tier between Astana and Sutjeska.
Only when you see this tie and it looks absolutely for sure which team will progress to the next round. There is no point at all to compare these two clubs. I saw Sutjeska last year against Levski in Sofia and they were total mess. Levski succeeded to score them 3 goals in the 1st half with two goals by Mapuku and one by Prochazka. During the second half, Levski decided to defend the result, which was big mistake and receive one goal just to make the final result 3:1. I don't think Astana will do the same mistake. Sutjeska were champions in Montenegro, but their league is one of the weakest in the whole Europe maybe only infront some of the smallest countries like San Marino, Andorra...I am confident even teams from Luxembourg, Faroe islands or Malta have real chances to eliminate them. So to compare them with progressing team like Astana, which regularly play in EL or even CL group stages...unnecessary!
Astana are in tremendiously good form, they are also in competitive form in comparison with Sutjeska. In their last four home matches they succeeded to score three times three goals against Aktobe, Zhetysu and Irtysh and one time 5 goals against Ordabasy. Goals are coming from everywhere for this team. It is looking like one sided game and Sutjeska will rely on Astana's mercy not to concede too much goals to save any intrigue before the 2nd leg. I can't see Astana team to score less than 3 times today. Infact they are capable of doing that only for one half like Levski did last season. When we add the big distance to Kazakhstan they have to travel and the artificial turf, Sutjeska task looks even more impossible.
Compartable home win is my prediction here.
Astana vs Sutjeska prediction
|Astana over 2.5 goals||Bet365||1.83||9||1-0 LOST (-9 units)|