Liechtenstein vs Armenia
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 19 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Rheinpark Stadion (Vaduz).
Armenia travel to Rheinpark Stadion aiming to finish the year with a victory over the group underdogs Liechtenstein in the last Matchday. The visitors played two super weird games in October when they shockingly fell 0-1 at home to the likes of Gibraltar only to demolish group pace-setters FYR Macedonia 4-0 just days after.
It was by far the best performance of the year for Armenians who thus kept at least slim chances of claiming the top spot in the Group. They entered November’s final two fixtures three points short of Macedonians at the top of the ladder. They do have a better head to head record on Angelovski’s men, but still need another slip-up from them to be in position to annul the deficit.
Anyhow, the visitors do head into this Liechtenstein tie as heavy favourites, especially after the mentioned thumping of Macedonia a month ago.
Liechtenstein vs Armenia: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head match between the two teams.
Armenia took a 2-1 victory when they met at the start of the inaugural Nations League campaign in September at Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht in Yerevan.
Marcos Pizzelli and Tigran Barseghyan were on the scoresheet for the Armenians back then.
Liechtenstein vs Armenia: Prediction
Aktobe’s midfielder Pizzelli will skip the Liechtenstein tie, but it should by no means affect the outcome of this match. Arsenal’s star Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be available for the visitors much like Chicago Fire’s forward Yura Movsisyan.
Liechtenstein are one of the weakest teams on the continent and they do not have much to hope for here against Armenia. The hosts did snatch a single victory so far in the campaign when they saw off Gibraltar 2-0 at home in the second round. Nevertheless, they easily lost five of last six games they played.
We’d not be surprised to see another demolishing victory for the Armenians, similar to the one they enjoyed a month ago over FYR Macedonia.
Liechtenstein vs Armenia: Bet Tips
Armenia -2.5 handicap @ 3.40 (12/5)
Armenia -0.5 handicap in the first half @ 1.80 (4/5).