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Neftchi vs Khujand Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Neftchi vs Khujand Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Neftchi vs Khujand match preview, predictions, possible lineups and h2h results of the 2020 AFC Cup.

Neftchi vs Khujand match information

Time: 16:00 (GMT+8) on February 19th

Venue: Stadion Kurmanbek

Competition: 2020 AFC Cup

At the play-off round of the 2020 AFC Cup, Neftchi will play against Khujand to advance to the final tournament. The winner of this game will be drawn into Group D with Central Asian teams namely Istiklol, Altyn Asyr, and Dordoi.

In terms of Kyrgyz football club Neftchi, they were very lucky because their opponent at the second preliminary round withdrew from the competition.

However, that advantage is not enough for them to compete against FK Khujand, the team that recently finished the 2019 Tajik League season as the runners-up. At the moment, they are one of the best clubs in Tajikistan, which makes them hard to be beaten by any team.

Moreover, Khujand also has more experience in continental competitions compared to Neftchi. It is the first time that the Kyrgyz football team plays in the AFC Cup as the champion of Kyrgyzstan Cup while standing at the fourth position at the Kyrgyzstan League.

In the past, they used to play in the 2011 AFC President's Cup, however, they were easily beaten by the Burmese club Yadanarbon. Meanwhile, Khujand regularly appeared in the AFC Cup in recent years, so they can take advantage of it to win this important match.

Neftchi vs Khujand potential lineups:

Neftchi: Maksim Agapov, Janybek Uulu Janarbek, Igor Koryak, Iliyaz Alimov, Sherzot Shakirov, Aleksandr Beldinov, Bakytbek Mamatov, Vadim Tarasov, Nurbek Joldashev, Ruslan Jamshidov, Talaybek Jumataev.

Khujand: Daler Barotov, Sohibdzhon Khakimov, Davron Erghashev, Parviz Bokiev, Oybek Abdugafforov, Ilsur Samigullin, Komroni Mirzonajot, Bakhtiyor Choriyev, Dilshod Bozorov, Tursunali Rustamov, Yuriy Zakharkiv.

Neftchi vs Khujand score predictions: 0-2