Merw vs. Nebitci Betting Preview With Pick – Turkmenistan Yokary Liga, May 4

By Dan Roberts in Soccer
| May 2, 2020 1:55 am PDT
Merw vs. Nebitci Turkmenistan Yokary Liga

Two of the weaker sides in the Yokary Liga go head to head this weekend as Merw welcomes Nebitci to Mary in the east of the country.

These two have recently been filling the lower spots in the league, so this is more of a battle to escape the bottom position in the Yokary Liga than anything else.

Below, I’ve provided my Merw vs. Nebitci prediction and betting pick to help you with your wagers for this game.

Merw vs. Nebitci Odds

Merw to Win+137
The Draw+203
Nebitci to Win+177

Both clubs are likely to struggle this season as usual, and BetOnline cannot see much between them apart from Merw’s home field advantage. That explains the favorites tag, but Nebitci has usually been the slightly better team over the last few years. A bet on the draw or even an away win might be worth a go.

Merw vs. Nebitci Match Preview

Merw finished in last place last season, a long way off the pace and 16 points away from the team above it, which happened to be Nebitci. The opening-day win over Energetik suggested that maybe something would change this season, but the four consecutive defeats since then has put paid to that idea.

More worrying for Merw is that it hasn’t even scored a goal in that time and has not really troubled any of the sides it has faced. Nebitci would seem to pose the best chance of picking up some more points, but the signs don’t look good. The one positive to take into this game is that the last win Merw celebrated came against this weekend’s opponents back in October of last year.

Nebitci comes into this one after feeling the force of Asgabat in the last round of fixtures. That 5-2 loss was the third defeat in a row and the fourth of the season. It is fair to say that this year looks like being another tough one for the club from Balkanabat.

It is only a few years since Nebitci (then known as Balkan) was regularly competing at the top of the table, winning the Yokary Liga four times in the first 13 years of this century. But since most of the money in the Turkmenistan game started going to Altyn Asyr, Nebitci has not been able to compete. That’s why this game is so important, as it might go a long way in determining who escapes the basement this year.

My Betting Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • Nebitci to Win
    +177

Although Merw is the favorite here, I think that the game could really go either way, and although Nebitci has lost the majority of its games so far, none of them have been by a huge margin. Merw hasn’t been handed a real beating either, yet, but there was a big gap between these two last season, and I’m not sure Merw has reduced that quite yet.

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