Partizan Belgrade was favorite ahead of the first leg but failed to win in Armenia, with a late equalizer from Volkov denying their opponents a well-deserved victory. Shirak were in control of the game from the first minute and never allowed their opponents to cram them into their own half and now they only need a scoreless draw advance to the next stage.
Bet: Shirak +2 Goals Asian Handicap
Odds: Bet365 2.30
Shirak is not a great traveling team and the fact that they’ve lost away from home against an opponent from San Marino says a great deal about their strength. To put things into perspective it is worth mentioning that the Armenians won the opening game by three goals to none and fielded a team made mostly of reserves in the second leg. Now they are highly motivated and travel to Belgrade on the back of an uplifting draw, hoping to achieve the best performance in club history.
Partizan Belgrade is the more experienced team and has a reputation for being a hard nut to crack when they enjoy the support of the defense. With a tradition in European competitions, the Serbs don’t expect the Armenian team to block their way to the group stage. Underestimating the opponent almost caused them a shocking defeat, so this time coach Rasovic won’t take so many chances upfront. Kojic, Scepovic and Mitrovic are very young strikers and they will be under a lot of pressure to prove their worth, which might affect their performance.
It is hard to go against the favorites tonight, but the most profitable wager is the +2 goals Asian handicap for Shirak with Bet365. The odds are terrific and even if Partizan Belgrade wins by exactly 2 goals, the stakes are returned.