Dushanbe-83 vs. Fayzkand Betting Preview, April 18, 2020 – Tajikistan Higher League Tips and Picks

By Dan Roberts in Soccer
| April 17, 2020 3:22 am PDT
Dushanbe-83 vs. Fayzkand Tajikistan Higher League

In this Dushanbe-83 vs. Fayzkand betting preview, I break down their round three game. Dushanbe-83 looks to get its season going as it welcomes fellow promoted side Fayzkand to the capital this weekend. But it has been a tough two games to begin with for the new boys of the Tajikistan Higher League.

Fayzkand has fared much better in its games so far and will be looking to inflict more misery on its hosts and consolidate its own position nearer the top of the table.

Dushanbe-83 vs. Fayzkand Odds

Dushanbe-83 to Win+175
The Draw+265
Fayzkand to Win+122

It might have been the case that odds for Dushanbe-83 games would all be offered with that opening-day thrashing at the hands of Istiklol in mind. But the BetOnline sportsbook has this one priced fairly evenly, acknowledging that the home side may not be the whipping boys of the league that that first game suggested. Fayzkand has started well, though, so even though it is the favorite here, the odds for an away win look good.

Dushanbe-83 vs. Fayzkand Match Preview

The main thing on the minds of the Dushanbe-83 players as they faced Lokomotiv Pamir at the weekend would have been not to completely capitulate and suffer another heavy defeat after the embarrassment against Istiklol. In that sense, the 1-0 loss was not that bad. But manager Nazirshoh Rizomov will expect his side to be able to compete this season, and that could mean a more determined performance here.

The lack of goals so far will be a concern, even taking into account the opposition faced, and Ghanaians Agbley Johns and Collins Aduhene may be given even greater scope in attack against Fayzkand. There is no real rush for Dushanbe-83 to get points on the board, but this would seem like a good opportunity to do so.

Fayzkand could be a tough opponent, though. The draw with Lokomotiv Pamir on the opening day of the season went as expected given how well the two teams knew each other from last season. But the 3-2 win against Regar-TedAZ on Saturday was a very good result. Pulling a goal back just a minute after going 2-1 down in the last quarter of the game was impressive, but the late winner from Vaysiddin Safarov showed that this team means business.

One worry for manager Tokhir Muminov might be that Fayzkand has already conceded four goals in just two games. But if his players can make sure that they are finding the net at the other end, that might not be too much of a problem.

My Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • Fayzkand to Win
    +122

I don’t think Dushanbe-83 is going to go too long without a win this season, but it is unfortunate that it is facing another team that has already built up some confidence this season with some good results. There is a good range of players in the Fayzkand squad, and it could pose some problems for bigger sides than Dushanbe-83 this season.

For soccer previews and picks from this league and more, take a look at the other posts in our soccer blog section.

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