Ararat Armenia vs Omonia Nicosia
Champions League 2020/21 (First qualifying round)
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Football Academy Stadium (Yerevan).
The team from Armenia will be looking to take the lead early and put the visitors under pressure. They are the reigning champions of Armenia but the team from Nicosia is far more experienced in the European circuit. That lack of experience will be against them this Wednesday.
In the new season of the Armenian Premier League they have started off with a win on the opening day.
Omonia had some issues in the recent club friendly games away from home. Even though they are unbeaten in league games back in Cyprus this will a matchup with an unknown entity. So they need to be careful especially in defence.
The team of Nicosia will be looking to better last year’s qualifying record this time around.
Ararat Armenia vs Omonia Nicosia: Head-to-head (h2h)
This will be their first head to head meeting in all competitions.
Ararat Armenia vs Omonia Nicosia: Prediction
The home team was able to reach the first qualifying round last year. But they had to return home after losing to Swedish giants AIK. They did exceptionally well in their home games in the last qualifier campaign, also including the Europa League.
From the three games in that spell they have lost only one at home. So I think they will be able to create some chances.
Similarly the away team also played last year’s qualification games. They reached round two but lost to Red Bull Salzburg by aggregate score of 2-5. So their defence will be pressurized by the home attack, but I think they can come out on top at the final whistle. So I am backing the away team to win this tie and both teams to score on Wednesday.
Ararat Armenia vs Omonia Nicosia: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).
Omonia to win @ 1.91 (10/11).