澳门新葡新京官方网站，Sporting had the worst disciplinary record in the CL group stages with
19 yellow cards issued – four more cards than any other team.
Astana won the Kazakhstan Premier League at the end of November last
year. Since then they have played two Europa League (EL) games with a
record of: W1, D0, L1 and six club friendlies with a record of: W4, D0,
L2. Are they ready for Sporting?
This fixture will be the first meeting between the two clubs, and also
one of the longest journeys in European football – with a distance of
over 6000 km to travel during the clash.
At only 23 years of age, Ghanaian Patrick Twumasi has scored four goals
in six EL games. He finished third top scorer in Astana’s domestic
league with 13 goals in 28 games, and bigger clubs will surely be
keeping a keen eye on this developing and exciting young talent.
Sporting also have high scoring games, in their last four Champions
League (CL) away games a total of 16 goals were scored, an average of
four goals per game with a record of: W2, D0, L2.
Astana are helping to put Kazakhstani football on the map, as they are
the only side from their nation to reach the knockout stages of a
Third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, Sporting are right in the mix in
the Primeira Liga with Porto and Benfica for the title. With Benfica
having no European competition to contend for, could the European games
help or hinder either Sporting or Porto perhaps?
Thursdays football match at Astana Arena pits together Astana and
Sporting CP, who face each other in the Europa League last 32, first
leg. The Kazaks have been producing fine performances in the Europa
League this term, but Sporting CP are likely to pose a much bigger
threat for Stanimir Stoilovs team than their previous rivals. Astana did
well to win the national championship, thus they will be fully focused
on the knockout stages of the European competition in days to come. The
Lions, on the other hand, failed to book their place in the Champions
League last 16, but they continue their European journey in the Europa
League. Sporting are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they
often struggle on the travels and that is the main reason why we predict
the two teams are going to share the spoils in the first leg.
玩法 主队 指数 客队 让分 阿斯坦纳(1.01) 受平/半 里斯本竞技(0.89)
Players to watch: Sporting’s Dutch target man, Bas Dost, has scored 19
goals in 20 domestic league games this season, including two hat-tricks
at the start of the year. However, after only scoring three goals in
European competitions this season – he will want to improve on his
Stat attack: Astana have only lost one home game in their last five
European fixtures (W3, D1, L1). The match should be action packed with
22 goals scored across five European home fixtures – an average of 4.4
goals per game.