Ordabasy vs Petrocub Prediction: Hosts to show sharpness in first leg

 | Tuesday 9th July 2024, 13:46pm

Tuesday 9th July 2024, 13:46pm

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Reigning Kazakhstan Premier League champions Ordabasy play their first-ever Champions League match on Wednesday (16:00) as they host 2023/24 Moldovan Super Liga title holders Petrocub at Stadion Kazhymukan Munaitpasob in Symkent.

Ahead of this first-round qualifier first leg, you can check out my Ordabasy vs Petrocub prediction and all the latest team news below.

Ordabasy vs Petrocub Betting Tips

  • Ordabasy to win & over 1.5 total goals @ 1/1
  • Ordabasy to win to nil @ 11/8

Football Odds

Team News

Ordabasy should be fit and firing for Wednesday after already playing 12 league games this season, while their most recent outing saw them draw 2-2 in the League Cup with Yelimay Semey on Saturday.

Many key players were rested on the weekend, so expect the likes of Jasur Yakhshiboev and Sultanbek Astanov to return to the starting XI in midweek.

Samat Zharynbetov is still injured, however.

Petrocub haven't played a competitive fixture since their 3-1 Moldovan Cup final victory over Zimbru on May 25, with their 2023/24 league campaign ending a week prior.

They've since played three friendlies in order to build up some fitness for Wednesday's first leg, all against Farul Constanta.

Vladimir Ambros and Mihail Platica both scored 10 times in the league last season and are seen as integral players for the Moldovans.

Ordabasy vs Petrocub Odds

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The hosts are 8/15 to take a lead to Moldova next week, giving them an implied win probability of 65.2%, while Petrocub can be backed at 4/1, or a 20% chance, to head back home with a victory.

The draw is available at 3/1, both teams to score at 1/1, and over 3.5 goals at 11/4.

Ordabasy to win & over 1.5 total goals @ 1/1

Both teams were knocked out of the Europa Conference League at the second qualifying round last season but Ordabasy's exit, a 5-4 aggregate defeat to Legia Warsaw, was more graceful than Petrocub's 5-0 aggregate loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Petrocub aren't helped this time round by the fact that their opponents are already midway through their league season, which should mean they are sharper than the Moldovans come Wednesday.

Ordabasy are currently top of the Kazakhstan Premier League, winning seven of their first 12 games en route to 25 points.

Home advantage will also play its part, and Ordabasy will hope to build on some recent encouraging form in front of their fans.

The Kazahkstanis are unbeaten in their last four at home, three of which they won, and two of those triumphs saw at least three goals scored.

Ordabasy will be desperate to take a lead to Moldova next week, and a sizeable one at that. I think they can score a couple at least, and the focus will be on keeping a clean sheet at the other end.

Ordabasy to beat Petrocub & over 1.5 total goals at 1-1

Ordabasy to win to nil @ 11/8

With Petrocub still getting up to speed, I think there could be some rustiness on their part, particularly at the top end of the pitch, which should play into the hands of the hosts.

Ordabasy have only kept two clean sheets at home this season but this is their most important game by far, and they will be leaving everything on the pitch tomorrow to ensure they give themselves the best possible chance of emerging victorious from this tie.

Going away for the second leg is never ideal, so a win and a clean sheet could be crucial heading into next week's return fixture.

Ordabasy to win to nil vs Petrocub at 11-8

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