Ararat ‑ Armenia and Crvena Zvezda meet at Yerevan Football Academy, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs). This will be the first direct meeting between these two teams as they have never met before. Pay attention to the home factor, since Ararat-Armenia tends to achieve different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs) after having played previous qualifiers with: Celje and Fola Esch. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 8 victories, 3 draws and 4 defeats as a visitor, with 41 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 6 victories, 8 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 11 suffered. In their last 10 home matches Ararat ‑ Armenia has recorded 4 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 9 of the last 21 matches have ended with Under 1.5 goals and 14 out of 21 have ended with Under 2.5 goals. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Ararat-Armenia come to this match after a victory in overtime against Celje, thus advancing to the next phase of the Europa League. We remember that the locals had already defeated Fola Esch in the second round of this competition. Coach David Campaña’s team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced pieces are Sanogo, Narsingh and Jeisson Martínez. The brain of the team is midfielder Mailson Lima, the player responsible for defining and leading his team’s attacks. For this game the coach can count on all his athletes.
Crvena Zvezda :
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 32 goals scored and 7 suffered; against 14 victories and 1 draw in his stadium, with 44 goals scored and 5 suffered. The team comes to this match after an away win against Mladost Lučani by (0‑4). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Crvena Zvezda has won 7 and lost 3. The defense has been strong and only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, as they scored always at least one goal in the last 10 games. This is a team that does not usually find it difficult to open the scoring: they scored the first goal in 11 of the last 12 games, of these 11 they reached the half-time advantage in 8 and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘.
The Red Star comes to this match after a 0-4 victory in the visit to the Mladost Lucani stadium, in a match for the Serbian championship. It should be noted that the Serbs come to this round of the Europa League after having been eliminated from the Champions League: loss on penalties against Omonia. In this match against Ararat-Armenia, coach Dejan Stankoviá will have to act 4-3-3, giving priority to maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks. The three arrows pointed at the opponent’s goal will be Aleksandar Katai, Zeljko Gavric and Falcinelli and the player responsible for defining and leading the attacks of his team is midfielder Kanga. The visiting coach can count on all his players.