FC Sheriff vs Saburtalo
Champions League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadionul Sheriff (Tiraspol).
The hosts are currently on a goal-scoring spree and have amassed a stunning twenty-two goals to their name in their last four games across all competitions.
It’s no wonder that the squad have claimed the top spot in the table, with an eleven point advantage over the second-placed side, and that they are also through to the quarterfinals of the coveted Moldovan Cup. They have been very resilient at the back too, and have not let more than four goals get past them in the league so far.
The squad will be welcoming the visitors on the back of a resounding 15-0 victory against Sireti in their last game and will be optimistic of clinching the win and an advantage to carry into the second leg.
The away side, on the other hand, have not been enjoying a similar run of form and are without a win in their last three games in the league. Their most recent game on home soil, against Rustavi, finished in a frustrating 2-2 draw, while their last trip on the road against Lokomotiv Tbilisi saw them succumb to defeat by a 1-0 scoreline.
The away side are certainly the underdogs in this one and will have dig deep if they are to find a crucial away goal to carry with them on the journey back.
The team that emerges victorious at the end of the two legs will meet Din Zagreb in the quarterfinals.
FC Sheriff vs Saburtalo Head to head (h2h)
The teams have never previously met each other on occasion.
FC Sheriff vs Saburtalo Prediction
The odds are certainly favoring a big-time win for the hosts when they take on Saburtalo for the first time on Wednesday.
The home side are on a stellar run of form at the moment and have been racking up the goals without breaking much of a sweat. The squad have scored nineteen goals on home soil so far and have conceded just two in the process.
Their last four games have finished with a clean sheet under their belt and they are almost certain to extend their impressive defensive record when they take on the away side.
The latter succumbed to a 1-0 loss in their last trip on the road and have just two wins to their name in their last five games. They have also scored a total of not more than six goals in those fixtures, and have conceded five to go with it.
The win and the clean sheet is likely to swing in favour of the hosts at the end of the ninety minutes, while the visitors will have to make the trip back home empty-handed.
FC Sheriff vs Saburtalo Betting tips
Full time Result – FC Sheriff @ 1.53 (8/15)
To win to nil @ 2.37 (11/8).