Match Preview: FC Astana – Partizan Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League

FC Astana – Partizan betting tips for today, October 3, 2019

Kick-off: 15:50 FC Astana – Partizan
Football: Europa League – Group Stage – Round 2
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.43
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: Pending

Match Preview

A narrow loss on matchday one at Manchester United (1-0) was Astana’s fifth loss in their last 18 competitive games, none of which came at home. Indeed, Astana have won eight straight at home including all three of their UEFA Europa League (UEL) qualifying games this season, meaning they’ve now been victorious in their last five UEL games overall at home and all by a multi-goal margin.
In total, Astana have only ever lost two UEL group stage games at home (W4, D3, L2), with both of those losses coming to teams with much higher coefficients. Only one of those nine home games saw them down at the break, while three of their four wins have come ‘to nil’ with a -1 handicap to start.
Partizan Belgrade’s 2-2 home draw to open their UEL group stage forms part of a run of nine competitive games unbeaten (W6, D3) for the Serbian side, with five of their victories seeing them win by a two-goal margin or more.
Winners of just one of their three UEL qualifying away matches this edition (D1, L1), Partizan have also only ever won two away UEL group stage games (D3, L10), both strangely against teams starting with the letter ‘A’ – AZ Alkmaar and Augsburg!
Players to watch: Rúnar Sigurjónsson has six competitive goals this season – four in the UEL – all accompanied by a win for Astana.
Seydouba Soumah also has six competitive goals this season and has never been on the losing side for Partizan when he has scored (12 games: W9, D3).
Stat attack: 61.11% of Astana’s last 18 UEL games (incl. qualifiers) have seen just one side, or no side score.
None of Partizan’s eight competitive away games this season have seen a goal from the 81st minute onwards.
It’s been 37 competitive games since Partizan were last involved in a 0-0 draw.