Tip FC Astana - Spartaks Jurmala
Astana are looking good for a place in the third qualifying round after a 1-0 away win against Spartaks Jurmala. It was a 73rd minute goal from Twumasi that got them the win and almost certainly a much tougher game against Legia Warsaw. Astana lead their league by five points and have won their last six games with clean sheets in the last four. At home, they are unbeaten in the last nine with just three goals conceded so this is going to be a tough task for Jurmala as they bid to get back in the tie. This relatively new side have played nine Champions League games at home and are still to taste defeat. Jurmala have little European experience having reached the second qualifying round of the Europa League in the 2015/16 season. This is their first Champions League campaign but they look unlikely to progress here. Go for Astana to get a good win and back them on a -1 handicap.
Key points FC Astana - Spartaks Jurmala
Astana have never lost a home Champions League game.
Astana have won their last six games.
Astana have kept four clean sheets in their last six games.
Astana are unbeaten in their last nine home games.
Conclusion FC Astana - Spartaks Jurmala
Everything points towards a home win for Astana. They have never lost a home Champions League game and their opponents are inexperienced. Go for Astana to win on a -1 handicap.