Ararat-Armenia vs Red Star Belgrade
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Yerevan Football Academy Stadium.
After two consecutive matches decided in extra time, Ararat-Armenia will host the Serbian contingents at Yerevan.
In the quarter-final, the host faced Fola at home, which ended in a 3-3 draw in full-time. In the extra time, they scored a goal to take the lead in the game. They faced Celje in the semifinal, which was a goalless draw in ninety minutes and a similar 1-0 scoreline by the end of the extra time in the clash.
After losing the semi-final match of the Champions League qualifiers, Crvena Zvezda will try their luck in the Europa League qualifiers final through direct placement. The Superliga reigning champions will visit on the back of a two-game winning streak in the new edition of the league.
Ararat-Armenia vs Red Star Belgrade Prediction
Ararat-Armenia has been showing a more defensive type of game in their EL qualifier fixtures this season, and the consecutive draws in ninety minutes are clear evidence of that trend. The host has the ground advantage, but their squad strength might not be enough to contain Red Star Belgrade’s attacks in the encounter.
Crvena Zvezda reached straight to the final in the tournament. They are backed by a winning streak for the past two matches in their domestic league. Both those wins came with a clean sheet in each, which is why we can count on the visitors to qualify for the Europa League this season.
Based on the above stats, it is likely to see fewer goals in the game. The match is sizing to be a low-scoring affair, and the tip for under 3.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters. Besides, the away win in full-time will also serve the purpose for the punters to yield decent returns from the encounter at Yerevan Football Academy Stadium.
Ararat-Armenia vs Red Star Belgrade Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Crvena Zvezda to win @ 1.40 (2/5).