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Pyunik VS Shkupi

Preview
Pyunik and Shkupi face at Gyumri, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). These two teams have never met before, so this will be the first head‑to‑head between them. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis of Pyunik

The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of using the home advantage to get a positive result. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 18 conceded. They come to this match after a home win against Cracovia Kraków by (1‑0). Pyunik has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4 of the last 10 home matches. They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 9 of the last 22 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 15 out of 22 have ended with Under 2,5 goals.

Pyunik arrive for the first round of the Europa League after finishing second in the Armenian Championship with 60 points, 1 less than winner Aarat-Armenia. Note that the hosts managed to reach the third round of the Europa League in 2018/2019, however, were eliminated by Maccabi Tel Aviv. In the last game, Pyunik defeated Krakow in a preparation game. In this first leg against Shkupi, coach Aleksandr Tarkhanov should not shy away from the standard, benefit from a more cautious plying style, taking advantage of any space to apply the counterattack. The whole squad is available for this game.

Confirmed Lineup: A. Dragojević, A. Manucharyan, K. Marku, M. Zhestokov, A. Stankov, A. Simonyan, E. Vardanyan, K. Mkrtchyan, S. Shevchuk, S. Efimov, A. Miranyan.

Analysis of Shkupi

The team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of getting a positive away result. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 5 matches they register 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses in away matches, with 5 goals scored and 8 conceded; against 1 draw at their stadium, with 0 goals scored and 0 conceded. In their last match, for the Club Friendlies, they got an away loss against CSM Iaşi by (3‑1). In the last 4 away matches Shkupi has won 1, tied 1 and lost 2. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches.

Shkupi arrive at this stage of the Europa League after having won the 4th position of the Macedonian Championship, competition that was won by Skhendija. We remember that the visitors did not manage to pass the first round of this competition the previous year, nevertheless, they faced Rangers of Scotland, a more evolved team. In the last game, Shkupi lost to Iasi 3-1, in a friendly game. The great goal of this team will be to achieve a result that allows to attack the draw in the second hand, and for this, will try to defend organized and leave for the attack through fast transitions. Out of this game by injury is Aleksovski.

Confirmed Lineup: Thulio, M. Bajrami, D. Ilieski, M. Adili, B. Gjorgievski, L. Diack, F. Ismailji, S. Bilalli, M. Jurina, О. Goudiaby, Serginho.

Betting suggestion:

Two teams that have few individual weapons and that present major failures in the defensive sector. In this game we expect Pyunik to dominate ball possession and have more chances to decide the encounter, however, it will be inevitable to not concede goals. On the other hand, Shkupi will try to score a goal in order to decide the tie at home. Taking into account all these factors, bet in favor of the market '' Both teams to score - Yes '' is a good option.
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UEFA Europa League - 2019/2020

  • 93% 293 / 314 Games

  • Home team wins 48.46%
  • Draws 21.5%
  • Away team wins 30.03%
  • Over 1.5 75.77%
  • Over 2.5 54.27%
  • Over 3.5 29.69%
  • Goals 797
  • Goals /match 2.72
  • Goals /match home 1.61
  • Goals /match away 1.11
  • Both teams score 44.37%
  • Goals after 80' 19.57%
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