Asgabat vs. Ahal Betting Preview – Yokary Liga, May 9
This is a huge game for Asgabat as it attempts to stay in touch with this weekend’s visitors, Ahal, and Altyn Asyr at the top of the Yokary Liga.
It has been a good season so far for both these clubs, and this local derby between the capital city side and the challengers from Anew promises to be an entertaining spectacle with some good soccer on show.
I’ve provided my Asgabat vs. Ahal prediction and betting pick below.
MyBookie has not allowed Ahal’s slight blip against reigning champions Altyn Asyr to stop it handing out the favorite tag to the visitors here. Runners up in the last three years, Ahal has made a concerted effort to take the game to the rest of the league this season, and for the large part, it has worked. The odds for an away win could be even shorter, to be honest.
Asgabat vs. Ahal Match Preview
It was a slow start to the year for Asgabat, but three wins in a row had put it right in contention at the top of the table before being blown away by Altyn Asyr last time out. Three goals in the first half — including two for standout player Altymurad Annadurdyev — finished the game as a spectacle and announced the champions as a part of the title race once again.
But victories over the smaller clubs in the league made sure that Asgabat is at least looking up, rather than down the table. This is another tough fixture, though, and even just a point would be a positive return for Asgabat.
Ahal returned to form after dropping its first points of the season in that big game against Altyn Asyr at the end of April. The 2-0 win over Energetik was just what the side needed to show that it had not been knocked off its stride by what was a slightly surprising result.
It was another clean sheet for a team that has been praised for bringing an entertaining style of soccer to the Yokary Liga this season — a tactic much at odds with Altyn’s Asyr’s more pragmatic approach. There should be plenty of chances once again this weekend to give Ahal an advantage in taking the points.
Asgabat vs. Ahal Prediction and Pick
Ahal to Win-121
It looks as though the games between Ahal and Altyn Asyr will decide the championship this year in Turkmenistan. So any slip-up by either club in any other fixture will be eagerly jumped upon by its rival. Ahal has taken advantage of a slow start from the champions but will need to win games like this if it is to stay at the top of the league.
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