Tip Kazakhstan – Slovakia
Kazakhstan welcomes Slovakia to the Astana Arena for this United Nations League C match. The home team are top of the group with seven points while the visitors are in second place with six points. Kazakhstan are the only unbeaten team in the group with two wins and a draw. One of these victories was away to Slovakia which was a major upset as they were heavy underdogs for that match. Kazakhstan’s early group form is all the more impressive as they had to survive a playout match to remain in League C. They have only lost one of their last five matches in this competition. Their overall record is pretty decent as well and have won four of their last six matches across all competitions. Prior to these six games they had gone 15 matches without a win.
Slovakia will have revenge on their minds after losing at home to Kazakhstan. They know that a win in this match will see them go top of the group for the first time this season. Slovakia have only lost twice in their last eight matches with four wins and two draws. They enjoyed a productive World Cup qualifying campaign where they finished third in their group with just two defeats in their 10 matches but five draws halted any chances of qualifying. Slovakia have an excellent away record and have four wins in their last five away matches. They cannot another loss as this will open up a four point gap between them and Kazakhstan.
Key points Kazakhstan – Slovakia
The last four matches involving Kazakhstan have produced under 2.5 goals.
They have kept three clean sheets in their last six matches.
Only once in Kazakhstan last five matches has both teams scored.
There have been under 2.5 goals in Slovakia’s last five matches.
Only one team has scored in their last six matches.
ConclusionKAZAKHSTAN – SLOVAKIA
Both these teams have been brilliant defensively in this competition with only one goal conceded in their three matches. The scorer of the first goal will likely be the winner therefore these teams will start the match cautiously so there will not be too many chances for scoring. It is for this reason that we are backing the under 2.5 goals in this match.