Pyunik vs Shkupi
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Republican Stadium (Jerevan).
Pyunik missed the Armenian Premier League title by a whisker the last season, after finishing one point short of leaders Avan Academy. The four-match winning streak by the latter to the end of the campaign took any chance for the hosts of the day to lay claim on glory.
At present though, they are on an unbeaten streak and with the home advantage in this first leg, hopes for a deep run into the competition.
Opponents Shkupi has a different story to tell. They had given up on the title-chase almost by the mid of the season, and kind of decided to settle for a European spot. They had failed to keep a positive goal difference by the end of their campaign and could register just 13 wins from their total 39 fixtures.
The five-match losing run they had in the latter half of their league tournament, and the five-match winless streak just before the end of the competition surely has taken a toll on their confidence. With them on the road, it’s an uphill battle right at the start of the Europa.
Pyunik vs Shkupi Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first competitive game between these two teams.
Pyunik vs Shkupi Prediction
Pyunik is on an eleven-match unbeaten streak and was so in 14 of their last 15 as well. They also had a six-tie winning streak in this stretch. At home, they won three of their last four games, and are unbeaten in their last four.
The team also succeeded in finding the back of the net in their last 15 games on the trot, and in ten of their last eleven in front of the home crowd. Importantly, they missed the title last season by a single point and will be determined to make this campaign a better one.
On the other hand, Shkupi was winless in five of their last six fixtures and was winless in ten of their last fourteen. They also had a losing run of five games in the midst of this run.
On the road, they lost five of their last seven trips and failed to score in four of these seven. The squad also was winless in 15 of their last 20 away ties.
Taking into account the respective forms of these two groups, the hosts have a higher chance of taking the win.
Pyunik vs Shkupi Betting Tips
Pyunik to Win @ 1.63.