Alashkert vs Sutjeska
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium (Yerevan).
- Alashkert carry a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg.
- This is Alashkert’s second campaign in Europa League and the Armenians won both their home games back then.
- Sutjeska also lack experience of playing at this level, also they have a poor record in the competition after managing just 1 win from 7 games, drew 2 and lost 4.
- Besides, the club from Montenegro lost all 3 previous away games at the Europa League.
Alashkert vs Sutjeska Predictions and Betting Tips
- Alashkert to win at 2.05
- Under 2.5 ft goals at 1.70.
Alashkert vs Sutjeska Head-to-head
Last week’s contest won by Alashkert is their lone meeting with Sutjeska
Alashkert vs Sutjeska Match Preview
Alashkert were just not a match for Scottish giants Celtic in their Champions League tie, losing both fixtures with the same 0-3 scoreline. Can they do better in the second qualifying round of Europa League when they are set to play Montenegrin champions Sutjeska? The first leg will be played on Thursday evening at Stadion Kraj Bistrice in Montenegrin city of Niksic.
Sutjeska also featured qualifications for the most elite football competition on the continent having won their respective league for the third time in history last year. They did show much stronger resistance, but still could not find the back of the net in two narrow defeats to Kazakhstani Astana. They will thus be back to Europa League, aiming to pass one obstacle there for the first time ever as they’ve failed do make such accomplishment in past three attempts.
Alashkert have huge troubles with the efficiency in the final third. They did not score at all in last four games, including two pre-season friendlies with the likes of SKA Khabarovsk and Nizhny Novgorod. Sutjeska can be tough to break down, especially in front of the home fans, and we are tempted to go for the hosts to keep their net untouched at the odds of 1.83 here.
This is a huge chance for Nikola Rakojevic’s troops to finally make a step-up in European competition and we doubt they’ll fail to take advantage of it. Since Sutjeska have not been thriving up front lately either, backing a low-scoring contest should be a safe bet as well.