Ararat ‑ Armenia and F91 Dudelange measure forces in Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Play-offs). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Play-offs) after having played previous qualifiers with: Saburtalo and Lincoln Red Imps. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 matches it records 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a win out with Noah by (1-2). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Ararat-Armenia won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they always scored at least one goal in the last 4 games for this competition . There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 18 of the last 21 games they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home games for all competitions: he scored 15 of his 37 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Ararat-Armenia comes to this match after a 1-2 away victory against Artsakh, for the Armenian championship. We remember that he beat Saburtalo in the last round of the Europa League. Despite playing at home, coach Vardan Minasyan should favor a direct counterattack style of play, to better exploit the back space of the opponent’s defense. Striker Anton Kobyalko, a Russian national athlete, is the top scorer of Ararat-Armenia, with 3 goals scored. There are no major absences for this game.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Play-offs), the away team eliminated: Nõmme Kalju and Shkendija. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the National Division, he lost with Jeunesse d’Esch at home by (1‑3). In its last 10 away matches, F91 Dudelange records 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 games for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 19 of their last 21 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 14 of the last 21 there were more than 2.5 goals.
The Dudelange comes to this match after a 1-3 defeat against Esch in a match for the Luxembourg championship. In the last match for the Europa League, the visiting club beat Kalju of Estonia. In this game away from home, coach Henri Boss should favor the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, always with the aim of not getting out of balance. Dominik Stolz, the team’s spearhead, is the top scorer in this qualifying round, with 3 goals scored. The complete equipment is available for this first appointment.