Tip Fotbal Club Fcsb - Shakhtar Karagandy
Steaua Bucharest started their season with a 0-0 draw away to Botosani in the Romanian Liga I and they will be looking to go one better when taking on Shakhtar Karagandy in the Europa Conference League. The two face off in Romania for the first leg of the second qualifying round and Steaua will hope to get back to their preseason form, where they won five of five games played. They’ve scored three or more goals in three of their last five matches and kept two clean sheets. With a six game unbeaten run that has five wins, they go to this game very confident and as favorites. Notably too, they’ve lost just three of their last 21 home matches and have three straight wins at home going into this clash.
Shakhtar Karagandy on the other hand, are struggling a bit in their domestic campaign, currently placed 11th in the league but hoping for a good run in Europe. They go to this game having battled to a 3-2 win over Kyzyl-Zhar in the Kazakhstan Cup. The win was helped on by the visitors having Valeriy Karshakevich sent off in the 72nd minute. After that Shakhtar scored three goals, coming back from 2-0 down. Going to Romania, they have their work cut out, having managed just five wins in their last 20 matches. They’ve scored eight goals in their last five matches, but conceded seven and away from home they have no win in the last six matches. With just one clean sheet in five of the last six away matches, the underdogs tag fits Shakhtar well.
Key points Fotbal Club Fcsb - Shakhtar Karagandy
Shakhtar Karagandy have no win in six straight away matches.
Shakhtar Karagandy have managed five wins in their last 20 matches.
Steaua have three losses only in 21 home matches.
Steaua are unbeaten in their last six matches.
Conclusion Fotbal Club Fcsb - Shakhtar Karagandy
Shakhtar Karagandy haven’t had a very encouraging run, and it has been even poorer away from home. It won’t get any easier here, looking at Steaua’s run at home. Go for a home win.
Fotbal Club Fcsb Shakhtar Karagandy Prediction published on July 22, 2021