On July 21, the first match of the second qualifying round of the Conference League “Rakow” – “Astana” will take place. The game starts at 22:00 Moscow time. The bookmakers have already given a forecast, they consider the hosts to be the favorites: you can bet on the victory of the Poles in bookmakers with a coefficient of 1.66. The success of Kazakhstanis was estimated by experts at 5.40. Bets on a draw are accepted for 3.80.

Odds of bookmakers for the match of the Conference League “Rakow” – “Astana” on July 21, 2022

Bookmakers doubt that the Rakow-Astana match will be productive: the total over 2.5 goals goes for 2.07, and the total under 2.5 goals – for 1.75. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.17. Away goal is available at bookmakers with odds of 1.66. You can bet on both teams to score for 2.04.

Analysis and forecast for the match of the 2nd qualifying round of the Conference League “Rakow” – “Astana” (21.07.2022)

The group stage of the Champions League starts in September. Until then, teams that have not qualified directly for the group stage of the competition have the opportunity to qualify. The situation is identical in the third most important club European international tournament – the Conference League.



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As many as 47 first confrontations of the second qualifying round of the competition are scheduled for July 21. In one of them, at the Mijski Pilkarski Rakow stadium in Czestochowa, Poland, the local Rakow and Astana will measure their strength. The starting whistle will sound at 22:00 Moscow time.

Over the past few seasons, Rakow has been showing great football and competing with the strongest Polish clubs for titles in various competitions. Last season, he lacked five points to take away the gold medals of Ekstraklasa from Lech. But managed to win the Polish Cup. In the final, Lech was beaten (3:1).

In addition, in the recent Polish Super Cup, the club from CzÄ™stochowa was once again stronger than Lech (2:0). And on the way out. I had to play as the second number, but Marek Papshun’s wards were not embarrassed at all. They had less possession of the ball, but delivered an order of magnitude more shots, including shots on target. They also earned twice as many corners as the opponent.



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BATE – Konyaspor. Without fans and chances for Belarusians

I immediately recall last year’s Conference League draw, in which Rakuv beat one of the brightest RPL clubs at that time – Rubin Kazan. The impression was that the pressure of the Poles frightened the enemy. Started attack team from Kazan for the most part ingenuous removal of the ball from the gate. As a result, she did not show any ideological and tactfulness.

In addition, Rubin lost a lot of martial arts. Plus, the talented Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who made almost a record number of dribbles in that match, could not develop attacks. “Rakow” took advantage of the numbers and confidently pulled to extra time, where he was luckier and more resilient.

After that, the Poles faced Gent in the first round of the playoffs of the Conference League. In the first match at the home stadium, they defeated the strong Belgians with a score of 1:0. But on the road they were defeated – 0:3. The upcoming match will be held in Poland. It seems that Rakow will go to the return match in Kazakhstan with a head start.

Astana, in turn, failed to reach the playoffs of the Conference League last season. Moreover, after the victory over the Greek Aris in the second qualifying round of the competition, she lost in the third qualifying round to not the most eminent Finnish KuPS.

In the first match, the Kazakhs played with the Finns in a draw – 1:1. But in the second they were defeated with a score of 3:4. And this despite the fact that for most of that season the club consistently produced good results in the championship of Kazakhstan. In the current draw of the competition, the successes are not so good.

For 15 rounds of the Kazakhstani Premier League, Astana won only eight victories. She also tied three times with Tobol (1:1), Turan (3:3) and Atyrau (1:1). And in the rest of the meetings, she was defeated, including devastatingly from the head of the championship standings “Aktobe” (1:4).



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RB Leipzig – Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp vs Domenico Tedesco – great performance

Obviously, Astana cannot always compete with strong rivals. However, it is impossible not to notice that the Kazakh club is among the productive, unyielding and loving to play open football. For 15 meetings in the championship of Kazakhstan, he managed to score as many as 33 goals.

Rakow also knows a lot about high-scoring football. Confident victories over Lech in the Polish Cup and Super Cup finals, as well as 60 goals scored in 34 meetings of the last Ekstraklasa draw, speak for themselves. It seems that in the upcoming match, which will be held in Czestochowa, the Poles will win. But we’ll also get the upper hand on goals. On W1, over 2.5 goals gives 2.80.

Prediction and bets for the match of the qualification of the League of Conferences “Rakow” – “Astana” July 21, 2022

Rakow has been performing at a high level for several years now. Gets trophies, delighting with high-quality, stubborn football. “Astana” also does not belong to the timid top ten, but this season can only boast of performance. With strong teams, as in the last qualifying tournament of the Conference League, he regularly experiences problems. I think the hosts will win. We are also waiting for goals.

Bid: Rakuva win and total over 2.5 goals for odds of 2.80.

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