Pyunik vs Tobol Kostanay
UEFA Europa League
Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Ruslan Koryan scored a goal in the very 90th minute of the first leg in Kostanay to reduce Tobol’s lead and significantly increase Pyunik’s chances ahead of the return fixture in Yerevan. It was generally an open contest which saw the Kazakhstani outfit snatch a two-goal cushion with second-half goals from Maxim Fedin and Azat Nurgaliev before Koryan scored the aforementioned goal for the Armenian side.
It was a surprise seeing Tobol bagging two goals past Pyunik on the occasion given that Andrey Talalaev’s men were very tough to break down in the previous round fixtures against a strong Vardar side. The Armenians did not concede a single goal over two legs with the Macedonian opposition and we expected them to produce a similar showing in the first game against Tobol.
Pyunik vs Tobol Kostanay Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the chance to meet each other in the past.
The clash played five days ago was their first ever head to head encounter.
Tobol won 2-1 as the tie remains to be solved in the return fixture in Yerevan.
Pyunik vs Tobol Kostanay Prediction
Tobol did not have a tough task in the first qualifying round when they played the rock-bottomed side of this term of Georgian Erovnuli Liga. They dispatched Samtredia 3-0 on aggregate.
Nevertheless, their record in away fixtures in Europa League was horrendous as the 0-1 win in the first game of the Samtredia tie was Tobol’s first ever victory on the road in this competition. Prior to that, they lost five straight games on the road, four of them by at least two goals difference.
Pyunik are anything but a formidable force at this level, but we do see a tremendous value in backing the Armenian outfit to clinch the victory in front of the home crowed in Yerevan at the odds of 2.40.The tension will be high and we do not expect a beautiful match on the occasion. The Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker at 1.60.
Pyunik vs Tobol Kostanay Bet Tips
Pyunik to win @ 2.40
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60.