Energetik vs. Altyn Asyr Odds, Prediction, and Pick – Turkmenistan Yokary Liga, April 25
There was a feeling amongst those in the know that Altyn Asyr might not have things all its own way this season, and that is how it is turning out so far. The champions are still big favorites to win another league title. But it might be a bit more interesting this year.
Energetik looks on course to repeat 2019’s mid-table finish but will be keen to cause an upset here at home. You can learn more in this Energetik vs. Altyn Asyr betting preview.
Energetik vs. Altyn Asyr Latest Odds
Altyn Asyr is the predictable favorite to take all three points here, but BetOnline has taken into account the patchy start the title holders have experienced in its first three games of the season. An Energetik win would seem unlikely, but there have been more draws than expected so far for Altyn Asyr in 2020. Could this end up being another one?
It has not been often that the champion of the Yokary Liga comes from outside of the capital, but Energetik has been one of the main challengers since coming up to the top flight in 2015. It has been difficult for anyone to break the stranglehold Altyn Asyr has over the country in recent years, though.
Early signs do not suggest that Energetik will push the top teams this year. Last weekend saw the club pick up its first win of the season, but there is already a gap growing between it and the upper reaches of the division.
Altyn Asyr is also suffering some uncharacteristic teething problems in the early rounds. Just one win from three games is not the kind of form we have come to expect from the club that has triumphed in Turkmenistan for the last six years. The capital city side has not even met Ahal yet, so there may well be some nerves on the away team’s bench this weekend.
Worryingly, Altyn Asyr has not really gotten things going up front as of yet. Four goals in three games might sound like a good return, but this is a team that is more used to scoring two or three — at least — every week. The draw with Kopetdag last week gave everyone else renewed hope, so a convincing win here is needed.
Energetik vs. Altyn Asyr Pick
Altyn Asyr to Win-213
Although it might be nice to think that the big guns of Turkmenistan soccer may struggle this year, it is more likely that they will just experience a tougher battle for the league title than normal. Kopetdag and Ahal both look to be able to challenge this season, but there is a big drop in quality the further down the table you go. So the visitors should still be able to record a much-needed victory here.