Will this be the most historic night in Kazakhstani football history?
Back in March, the Hawks were so very nearly relegated to League D, only avoiding this fate by beating Moldova on penalties.
Fast forward three months and what a turnaround; Magomed Adiyev’s side sit four points clear at the top of this section.
During June’s four-game window, Kazakhstan accumulated a near-perfect ten points, notably beating odds-on group favourites Slovakia both home and away.
Aslan Darabayev the only scorer in Trnava, before Yan Vorogovsky and Elkhan Astanov were on target in another shock victory, this time at a packed Astana Arena.
This means Kazakhstan have won four of their last six competitive outings, despite failing to win any of the previous 13.
Thus, if Kazakhstan are victorious here, they’ll rubber stamp the most unexpected of promotions up to League B.
Belarus, in stark contrast, are on the verge of finishing rock bottom of this section.
So far, the White Wings have just two points to their name, holding both Azerbaijan and Kazakstan to draws at Stadion Karađorđe.
This leaves Georgy Kondratyev’s team two points adrift of safety and, with their final two games away to the top two, they’re likely to remain winless.
If Belarus do end-up in last place of Group C3, they’ll face those dreaded relegation play-outs in March 2024.
In short, Kazakhstan should be far too strong in Nur-Sultan.