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Astana vs KuPS Predictions & Tips - Extra time expected in the Europa Conference League

  • Astana vs KuPS predictions for Thursday’s match in Kazakhstan
  • The Europa Conference League qualifier is being played at 2pm BST
  • Will we see another draw between these clubs?
  • KuPS have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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KuPS travel to Astana Arena in the Europa Conference League on Thursday (Getty)
Eddy Tora 10 Aug 2021
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Astana vs KuPS Predictions


Astana needed a late goal to draw in Finland in the first leg. Back at home, I am backing a close match to end in another draw in the Europa Conference League.

  • Astana have won 1 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Astana have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • KuPS are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).
  • KuPS have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • KuPS have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 away matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


These clubs met for the first time last week. The match ended in a 1-1 draw in Finland.

Astana Form


Astana have won one of their last four matches.

Andrey Tikhonov’s side beat Aris in extra time in the Europa Conference League 2nd qualifying round. They drew 1-1 at KuPS in the 3rd round first leg thanks to Eneo Bitri’s 94th minute equaliser.

Astana have played five matches in the Kazakhstan Cup. They have three wins, a draw and a defeat and are well placed to reach the quarter-finals.

Astana Injuries & Team News


Astana have a full strength side available.

KuPS Form


KuPS are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches. Four of the last five have been draws.

Simo Valakari’s side sit second in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, nine points behind league leaders HJK.

Kuopion Palloseura got past Noah 6-1 on aggregate in the Europa Conference League 1st qualifying round. The won in extra time against Vorskla in the 2nd round.

KuPS drew 1-1 against Astana in the 3rd round first leg in Finland after conceding deep into added time. They returned to the Veikkausliiga with a 2-2 draw against FC Lahti where they took the lead twice.

KuPS Injuries & Team News


KuPS are missing injured goalkeeper Otso Virtanen, centre back Diogo Tomas and right back Saku Savolainen.

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Verdict

Astana should improve at home, but KuPS are hard to beat and backed to earn another draw in the Europa Conference League.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-142.86 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @265.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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