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The Premier League meeting at Astana Arena on Saturday will see home side Astana up against opponents in Tobol.
Our Astana v Tobol predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Astana enter this game following on from a 1-1 Conference League Qualifiers drawn result versus Partizani Tirana.
The only scorer from Astana was Marin Tomasov (46').
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Astana haven’t conceded. The facts show that Astana have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals during that time.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Viktoria Plzeň in Conference League Qualifiers competition, Tobol and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Tomáš Chorý (32') and Ibrahim Traoré (90') scored for Viktoria Plzeň.
The stats tell the story, and Tobol have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. At the back, Tobol could really do with shoring things up. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 22/10/2020 shows us that Astana have won 2 of these games & Tobol 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
An aggregate of 11 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 of them from The Blue and Yellows and 5 coming from Tobol. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Premier League match day 5 on 09/04/2023 and the score finished Tobol 0-1 Astana.
Team News: Tobol
Owing to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Tobol manager Vladimir Gazzaev does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
We believe that Astana will, in all likelihood, dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, Tobol will not find it easy getting goals although we do see them scoring here as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Astana at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Astana Arena (30,244)
Captain: Abzal Beysebekov
Chairman: Sayan Khamitzhanov
Manager: Grigori Babayan
Competitions: Premier League position 3, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group C)