Čukarički and Banants meet at Stadion na Banovom brdu, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Voluntari by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Čukarički won 6 and tied 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, since who scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The Cukaricki reaches this first round of the Europa League after having finished in the 4th position of the Serbian Championship of 2018/2019. In their last game, the local team tied 0x0 with the Voluntari. Naturally, new coach Aleksandar Veselinović is expected to benefit from the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, always with the aim of not offering space to his rival. Most likely, this team plays in 4-3-3. For this first match, the coach can not count on Stevanovic, who recovers from an injury.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 4 victories, 5 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they lost with Iaşi at home (1-2). In the last 10 away matches Banants has 2 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
The Banants, a team from Armenia, comes into this game with a 2-1 loss to Iasi, adding the eighth consecutive game without winning in several competitions. To reach this first round of the Europa League, the visiting club finished third in the national championship of their country. Coach Ilshat Faizulin usually plays in 4-3-3, with Aleksandar Glisic being the team’s most offensive reference. It is important to highlight the quality of the number 7 Aram Bareghamyan: the offensive midfielder has great competence in the organization of the offensive process. However, we emphasize that outsiders present great difficulties in their style of play. For this game the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.