Armenia vs Gibraltar
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium (Yerevan).
The battle of the bottom two teams in UEFA Nations League D-4 will be decisive in Armenia’s future when they sit at home to minnows Gibraltar.
Armen Gyulbudaghyants, the coach of home side will be aiming to win this one and progress to the top of the table.
“The Collective Team” has one win and one loss in their UNL campaign. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is their leader on and off the pitch. The Arsenal midfielder has major control over his teammates, but they fail to play along with him.
Team under Julio Ribas has lost both their matches in the league. The group opener saw them losing to Macedonia 2-0.They conceded both goals in the first half and did not have the spirit to come back into the game. With only 31% possession they never threatened the opposite goalkeeper.
After that disaster they lost away to Liechtenstein 2-0.Having more than 50% possession they registered 14 shots with only 3 on target.
Gibraltar does not have a player like Mikhi to influence their performance. Coach Ribas may try change in personnel in the defense to avoid a flurry of goals.
Armenia vs Gibraltar Head to head
This is the first meeting between these two teams.
Armenia vs Gibraltar Prediction
Armen’s team has conceded in all four previous games and they will be aiming at quick fix for the fragility at back, which was evident in the 0-2 away loss at Macedonia.
Still, they have a quality and reliable player like Mkhitaryan who can run riot on the best defense in the world. Moreover, Armenia has 67% win rate in aerial duels, the best in their group.
It will be also worth to note that Gibraltar is the sort of team that tends to concede a lot of goals, especially while playing away from home. They average 5.3 goals conceded from the last 13 away games.
This is the best chance for Armenia to regain some confidence and they must win here easily in a potential goal flood.
Armenia vs Gibraltar Betting Tips
Armenia -2.5 Asian Handicap @ 3/4 (1.75)
Total Match goals: Over 3.5 goals @ 1/1 (2.00).