Watch Kazakhstan vs Armenia – World Cup Qualifying Live Stream
Kazakhstan vs Armenia
WC Qualification Europe
Date: 8th October 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Astana Arena.
Kazakhstan vs Armenia: Preview and Predictions
Kazakhstan picked up only two points in the entire qualifying campaign, but they will have a chance to add to this tally in the very last game on Sunday evening when they host fellow strugglers Armenia at Astana Arena.
Club football has seen a great expansion in Kazakhstan over the last couple of years, but their national team just fails to leave a more significant mark one qualifying term after another.
Kazakhs’ main problems pop out at the back as they allowed 22 goals in eight matches including nine in three consecutive defeats to Denmark, Montenegro and Poland.
However, they managed to produce upsets in front of their fans holding Poland (the group’s leaders) and Romania to draws at Astana Arena.
The situation is quite similar with Armenia who exclusively gathered points on the home soil (wins over Kazakhstan and Montenegro).
Arthur Petrosyan has had huge problems with frequent injuries for his star man Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Man Utd’s winger is finally fit and he is expected to start the match in Astana and help his team leave the Kazakhstani capital undefeated on Sunday.
Kazakhstan vs Armenia: Head to head
Armenia have been the more successful side in H2H meetings winning four of their six meetings with Kazakhstan.
Interestingly, none of the previous four encounters between the two sides saw the BTTS option “come in”.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan bagged his lone goal of the entire qualifying term just against Kazakhstan as he contributed to a 2-0 win for Petrosyan’s men this spring in Yerevan.
Kazakhstan vs Armenia: Prediction
The draw somehow seems to be the most realistic of the outcomes according to the given circumstances.
We also feel the low-scoring trend could in the recent history of H2H matches between the two teams could easily be ended on Sunday since both sides have been more than vulnerable at the back lately.
Kazakhstan vs Armenia: Bets
The draw is the top betting prediction and it is priced up at the 12/5 odds @ 888 Sport.
You can also try with the BTTS bet at 1/1 @ 888 Sport.