Astana vs Valletta Europa League 08.08.2019

Astana should be to strong for Valletta when they host the Maltese club in their UEFA Europa League third round first leg clash at the Astana Arena.

The ball begins to roll first at the Astana Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan for the long game schedule on Thursday, August 8, for the fourth round of qualifying rounds that will define the last contestants. 2019/2020 of the Champions League. Astana will host Valletta from Malta. The kick-off of the match is scheduled for 11am (BrasĂ­lia time). The return match is scheduled for August 15. The competition has 21 openings for its group stage in the 2019/2020 version. The previous tournament is long and complex. Three phases, involving more than a hundred matches, have already been completed.Stage number four is ‘leaner’ compared to the previous ones. It has 72 clubs divided into 36 keys. Advances who adds the most points. Goal balances and goals scored away from home serve as a tiebreaker. Overtime and penalty decision are the final resources for definition.The survivors will have yet another stage to play, named after the playoffs, which will feature six other “relegated” clubs from the Champions League qualifiers.

The 42 teams will be drawn in groups of 2 that will form the 21 pairings responsible for determining the teammates of the already classified Sevilla (Spain), Arsenal (England), Rome (Italy), Manchester United (England), Besiktas (Turkey), Sporting ( Portugal), CSKA (Russia), Wolfsburg (Germany), Lazio (Italy), Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany), Saint-Etienne (France), Getafe (Spain), Rennes (France), Mechelen (Belgium), Olexandriya (Ukraine) , Wolfsberg (Austria) and Lugano (Switzerland).

Astana saw off Andorran team FC Santa Coloma 4-1 on aggregate to book their place in the third round of the Europa League. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, they returned to Kazakhstan for a 4-1 victory with Marin Tomasov netting a hat-trick. Marc Rodriguez Rebull’s men have played with plenty of confidence lately and head into Thursday’s clash with two wins from their last three matches.
Marin Tomasov is likely to be handed a start after scoring a hat-trick off the bench in the previous round. Evgeny Postnikov and Luka Simunovic should continue their central defensive partnership which has seen the hosts concede just once in their last three home matches.

Astana

Astana were unsuccessful in their commitment on Sunday 4 August against Shakhtar for the 21st round of the 2019 Kazakh First Division season. As a visitor, they lost 1-0.Standing at 41 points (13 wins, two draws and six losses), he saw Tobol, who also played away from home, but beat Atyrau 1-0 to take the top of the standings. The rival reached 42 points.He was not the only opponent to put pressure on the national title fight. Almaty, also playing away from home, scored 2-0 at Ertis Pavlodar, equaling their score against Astana. It ends up in third position just because it has a disadvantage in the tiebreaker criteria.This local pressure turns out to be new to the continental race, as when Astana had no commitments for the Kazakhstan Championship when they started their campaign for a place in international tournaments, still in the Champions League qualifiers. He was exclusively dedicated to dueling with Romania’s Cluj, whom he beat 1-0 at home, but could not contain in the return game. Lost 3-1.He had to be content with the Europa League. In the first match of the tryouts, with no local commitments yet, they held Andorra’s Santa Coloma 0-0, but had an easy game in which they thrashed Taraz at home, 4-0, after which they did not brought pressure and before the 4-1 win in the return match for the Europa League.

Valletta

Valletta, which is exclusively dedicated to international competition, as the Maltese Championship will only start in the second half of August, will make their UEFA Europa League qualifying debut on Thursday.The team played from the Champions League tryouts. In the first, he passed the Luxembourg Dudelange, even without winning. They got a 2-2 draw at home, but their home base was 1-1. Thus, they advanced thanks to the greater number of goals scored at the opponent’s stadium.Against Hungary’s Ferencvaros, they lost the game and went 3-1 and in the return game failed to reverse the disadvantage. It was 1 to 1, which forced its relocation to the qualifiers of the Europa League

1.Astana vs Valletta Head to Head
There are no previous matches involving Astana and Valletta.
2.Astana vs Valletta Match Up
Marin Tomasov will be the one to watch for Astana following his hat-trick in the previous round. The 31-year-old already has 13 goals across all competitions this season and should have too much for the Valletta defence.
Astana usually maintain a solid defensive record at home thanks to Evgeny Postnikov and Luka Simunovic. They should comfortably shut out Mario Fontanella and Matteo Piciollo who often struggle for goals away from home.

Football Prediction of the Day Astana vs Valletta

Although not a huge difference, Astana has superior technical quality to Valletta and playing at home makes the prognosis in their victory the best guess for Thursday’s match in the 2019 qualifying round. / 2020 of the Europa League.

Bet Tips: Astana
Odds: 1.16

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