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Shakhter Karagandy visit Astana Arena on Sunday for the Premier League showdown with hosts Astana.
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Astana will be wanting a better result here after the 0-1 Europa League Qualifiers loss in their previous game against Budućnost.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Astana have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, The Blue and Yellows have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals along the way. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, though.
Last time out, Shakhter Karagandy drew 1-1 in the Premier League tie with Taraz.
For 5 of the prior 6 games involving Shakhter Karagandy, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game during that period works out to a mere 1.83, with the average goals for The Miners equalling 1.17.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 05/05/2018 tells us that Astana have won 2 of these & Shakhter Karagandy 4, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
14 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from The Blue and Yellows and 8 coming from The Miners. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
Team News: Astana
Astana boss has zero fitness worries at all coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Shakhter Karagandy
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Shakhter Karagandy boss Andrei Finonchenko doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this game.
When taking all factors into account, Astana can score a couple of goals when they meet Shakhter Karagandy, who might well find it a difficult task scoring.
Therefore, we are anticipating a controlled 2-0 victory for Astana at the end of this one.