FC Astana – Villarreal : Preview & Prediction
Astana and Villarreal measure their strength at the Astana Arena in a match for the Europa League (Group Stage). The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins in the last 3 games. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in 2nd place with 7 points earned. In the last match, they won by (0-1) away against Maccabi Tel Aviv, after in the previous match they won by (4-0) at home with Maccabi Tel Aviv. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game he played for the Super League, he beat Akzhayik at home (2-0). In the last 10 home games Astana has recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His attack has been marked with great regularity, since he has always scored at least one goal in the last 4 games in this competition. In 15 games, only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 20 home games in all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Astana enters this motivated game after a 2-0 home victory at Akzayik’s reception: Kabananga scored 2 goals in the game and allowed his side to win. The highest quality of the home team is in their ability to drive their offensive attacks through quick transitions. The Congolese Kabananga is the player responsible for putting the opponent’s defense on alert, its highest quality being the clearing. The home manager will not be able to count on Kleinheisler for being injured.
After 2 wins and 2 draws, the visiting team is currently in 1st place with 8 points won. In the last match, won by (0-2) out against Slavia Prague, after the previous match, have tied for (2-2) at home with Slavia Prague. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with a total of 14 goals scored and 17 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, with a total of 34 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Primera Division, tied with Athletic Bilbao outside by (1-1). In the last 10 games as a visitor Villarreal won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. His attack has scored regularly, as he managed to achieve in 3 of the last 4 games in this competition. In 15 games, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Villarreal enter into this match after a 1-1 away draw at the Atletico Bilbao pitch. It is possible that we observe the visiting team preferring the right side to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Mario Gaspar. Despite being a team that likes to play in his midfield, he can also get out very easily for the counterattack. It is worth mentioning that in the defensive moment, Villarreal proves to be a very aggressive team, giving little space to his opponent. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Castillejo, Soriano, Gonzalez, Rúben Semendo, Fernández and Asenjo for being injured.
FC Astana – Villarreal : Betting Tips
FC Astana – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70