Torpedo Kutaisi vs Sheriff Tiraspol
UEFA Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Ramaz Shengelias Sakhelobis Stadioni (Kutaisi).
Georgia’s champions are going to face Moldavian Sheriff in the first round of Champions League qualifiers.
Home side is not enjoying a very good season as they are sitting on the 5th spot of the national league table. They are already 16 points behind the top placed Saburtalo Tbilisi and won’t have the chance to defend the trophy won in the last campaign. Kakhaber Chkhetiani’s side has been decent in front of the oppositions’ goal, however their defending is not too good.
Torpedo Kutaisi are in a variable form lately as they managed to celebrate a win three times in the last five rounds, in addition to two defeats. They are pretty venerable at home pitch as they lost three times in nine matches so far.
Sheriff are the main contenders for defending the title in Moldavian Divizia Nationala and they are three points ahead of the closest rivals. They suffered just one defeat in 14 matches this season while their defence allowed only seven goals.
Al-Hadji Kamara and the lads have been very productive lately and in the last two matches they produced a total of 14 goals.
Torpedo Kutaisi vs Sheriff Tiraspol Head-to-head
These two teams will use this opportunity to face each other for the first time in their history.
Torpedo Kutaisi vs Sheriff Tiraspol Prediction
Although Torpedo Kutaisi have the advantage of playing on the home ground in the first leg, they will have a hard task to snatch the advantage from this clash.
The visitors didn’t have a successful campaign in the Champions League qualifiers last season and they want to improve this time. Away victory could be a reality as Sheriff are in very good form lately.
Although the visitors are very productive in the front, we shouldn’t expect many goals in this one.
Sheriff are very tight in the back and Torpedo Kutaisi will have a lot of troubles to find the back of the opposition’s net. Moldavian side will focus on keeping their defensive record at the highest level possible.
Torpedo Kutaisi vs Sheriff Tiraspol Bet Tips
Sheriff to Win @ 2.25
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65.