Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Kazakhstan and Belarus, the two former Soviet republics, face each other at Almaty Ortalyk Stadion on Monday evening. Kazakhstan could not have wished for a better start to their UEFA Nations League campaign as they defeated Lithuania on the road, and they are surely capable of making life difficult for Belarus. Islambek Kuat is pushing for a start for the hosts after finding the net in the Nations League opener. Belarus, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 defeat to Albania, and they must be low on confidence ahead of the trip to Almaty.
Seeing that Mikhail Markhel’s troops had no more than four goal attempts in the 2-0 defeat to Albania, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Kazakhs. This will be their first meeting since 2011 when they played out a 1-1 draw in a friendly.