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.
Highlighted Team (Belarus):
Belarus national football team have been competing on the international stage since 1992. The Belarusians played their first match against Lithuania on July 20, 1992, but the game was not FIFA-recognized. The White Wings faced Ukraine in their first official match, with the team sharing the spoils with the fellow former Soviet republic.
Belarus have yet to qualify for a major tournament and they have slim chances of booking their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Belarusians recorded their biggest win on September 4, 2014, with the team rolling over Tajikistan 6-1 in Borisov and speaking of their biggest loss, they were hammered by Austria (0-5) on June 11, 2003.
Alexander Hleb is the most famous footballer who played for the Belarus national team and it is well known that he spent four seasons at Barcelona. Belarus play their home games at Borisov Arena and they wear white shirts and white shorts when welcoming their rivals. The colour of their away kits is black.