Sporting – FC Astana : Preview & Prediction
After a 1-3 victory in Kazakhstan, Sporting will host Astana on Thursday in Alvalade in the second leg of the Europa League 16-round. The Lions have a foot and a half in the next round of the second competition of the European calendar, but the Kazakhs will surely try to get around the text, and for that they will have to win in Lisbon by three unanswered goals. In Astana, the locals took the lead, even reaching the break in advantage, but a breakthrough in the lead of Jorge Jesus allowed them to complete the turnaround and win a comfortable cushion for this second hand. The Greens and whites rejoined the field on Monday for the NOS League, facing the Tondela, and won by 1-2, with the winning goal to appear in the last moments of the game. Already the Astana had more time to prepare the challenge of Alvalade, since the Kazakh championship has not yet begun. Which means, on the other hand, that Astana has a lower competitive pace, so we expect a game dominated by Lisbon. Who will lead the best?
The first-leg game in Kazakhstan had more than 2.5 goals.
The last two Sporting games have scored more than 2.5 goals.
In five of the last eight official matches of Astana there were more than 2.5 goals.
The Kazakh team will have to risk to re-enter the tie.
Sporting have a comfortable two-goal advantage (and three marked as visiting), so Astana will have to risk this duel in Alvalade. We expect a game with more than 2.5 goals.
Sporting – FC Astana : Betting Tips
Sporting – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70