As part of the second leg of the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League, Sheriff and Alashkert will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation?
The Moldovan champion won the national championship at the end of last season, having managed to break away from his pursuers by 16 points. Yuri Vernidub's team conceded only 7 goals based on the results of 36 matches, and the opening meeting of the new season was lost 0:1 to Balti. In the first round of the LCH, the team was able to pass the Albanian Teuta on the sum of two meetings (5:0), while the meeting against today's opponent ended with a victory with a score of 1: 0.
Alashkert managed to win the Armenian national championship last season. The guests were able to beat the nearest competitor by 5 points, having received the right to play in the LCH qualification. Ashot Grigoryan's team passed in the opening round of "Connah Quay", defeating the opponent with a score of 3:2. Now "Alashkert" went to "Sheriff". In the first match, the Armenian team did not play in the best way against the opponent, losing to him with a minimum score of 0: 1, putting their prospects for the tournaments under a big question.
Statistics and figures:
- The hosts are the favorites of the meeting;
- "Sheriff" won the last match over the opponent – 1: 0;
- "Sheriff" has a 3-match winning streak;
- Alashkert has lost only once in 5 meetings.
In this match, it is unlikely that anything will change significantly. I believe that the Moldovan team is able to win over Alashkert and finish the match with a minimum handicap. After all, the levels of the team are not comparable.