Ahal vs. Energetik Betting Preview With Pick – Turkmenistan Yokary Liga, May 5
Ahal showed that it will be a force to be reckoned with this season by winning its first four games of the season. But reigning champions Altyn Asyr halted that surge last week, and now Ahal will need to get back to winning ways against Energetik.
The Yokary Liga looks like it could be a close-run thing this season between the two big clubs in Turkmenistan. But Ahal will need to win games like these if it is to be a real contender.
You can find my Ahal vs. Energetik prediction below.
Ahal vs. Energetik Odds
Before the defeat at the hands of Altyn Asyr, Ahal had looked just about invincible. So it will be interesting to see how much that loss has knocked it off its stride. The odds offered for a home win seem about right given the talent of the relative squads as Energetik has not really impressed this season. But it did manage a draw with Altyn Asyr at the weekend, so there might be some value in the draw bet here too.
The Yokary Liga looked like it would be far more balanced this season — at least among the very top clubs — and Ahal has certainly shown its colors early on with those four wins to start the year. But the confidence knock of the loss to Altyn Asyr might well have an effect on how the next few weeks go.
Until that 2-1 defeat, Ahal had not even conceded a goal this season and had played a much more expansive style than its league title rivals. A sixth-minute goal in that game looked as though the tactic was continuing to pay dividends, but the champions came back to stop Ahal running away at the top of the table.
Now Energetik makes the trip to Anew to take on an Ahal side that will want to get straight back to winning ways. Energetik is having all kinds of problems getting going this season, but the 1-1 draw with Altyn Asyr shows that there is enough talent in the team to upset the bigger clubs.
The chances of a repeat performance against Ahal would appear slim, but it really does depend on how the Ahal players react to last week’s defeat. The home side’s more open soccer could suit Energetik if it can wait to try and attack on the counter, although that might be a dangerous way to approach the game.
Ahal vs. Energetik Pick
Ahal to Win-263
Energetik will be up for this one after its most recent result, but Ahal has looked very impressive this year so far and has been justifiably tagged as favorites. The league leaders have looked much better at home this season, and another win should be the final outcome here, keeping the pressure on Altyn Asyr in the title race.