“Alashkert” – BATE
The Armenians managed to play 1: 1 in Belarus, without striking a single blow into the hole of the BATE goal: Alexei Rios cut the ball into his own net. Yes, the club from Borisov may have become weaker than the last year, but I refuse to believe that Alexander Lukashenko’s compatriots will now deprive themselves of the opportunity to further step up the Champions League qualification.
“Alashkert” with a great creak passed the Andorran champion “Santa Coloma” at the last stage of qualification, having won a minimum victory at home 1: 0: another confirmation of the lack of a huge offensive potential of the Caucasian team. Therefore, if BATE scores – and I have no doubt about it – the owners will be in trouble.
With faith in the football prowess of our northern neighbors, I choose the following rate: victory for BATE.
FC Copenhagen – Zilina
In this pair, everything is transparent: the guys of Stale Stollbakken have already in Slovakia removed all the questions of the winner of the round. To be honest, “Zilina” looks fragmented, as evidenced by the results of the test matches: 0: 4, 3: 6. That is, there are big game problems, and now the main thing for the coaching staff is not to impose the fight on the same Copengegan, but to get out of the crisis before the start of the national championship.
Scandinavian guys traditionally play well the matches of the first qualifying rounds also because they are in excellent playing tone: the Danish championship in the summer starts earlier than Casino X in many other countries. The same Slovaks are just completing the preparatory stage, and Copenhagen has already begun its next path to the title.
Expecting another bad luck performance of “Zilina”, choose a bet: victory of “Copenhagen” with a handicap (-1.5) for the odds of 1.85
”Ludogorets “-” Zalgiris “
The odious president of the Bulgarian club will not understand the second unsuccessful match against the Lithuanian champion: in Vilnius a week ago, the hosts won a strong-willed victory 2: 1. At least because of this, “Ludogorets” will be a tremendous motivation – no one has any doubts about their preference in the class of performers.
Yes, Zalgiris is probably going through its best times now: the team looks holistic and cohesive, but I doubt that this will be enough to create a sensation in the form of reaching the third qualifying round.
Having analyzed the line, I propose a choice: Individual total to “Ludogortsu” over 2.5 for a very attractive coefficient of 2.15.
“Maribor” - “Zrinskie Mostar “
A longtime acquaintance of Kiev Dynamo in the second match with the champion of Bosnia will try to prove his own advantage: minimal success at a party will allow the Slovenes to feel confident, and Zrinskie Mostar willy-nilly must take risks, because they have to score at least twice.
It is the experience of Maribor that is the main criterion for me when considering the line for this game. Having a relatively rich European Cup history, the hosts of Human Gateway understand what needs to be done in such cases. Moreover, the opponent is not a model of reliability at his goal, even in cases when you need to concentrate on defense.
So, my choice for the battle in Slovenia is quite daring: the victory of Maribor with a handicap (-1.5) for the odds of 2.55.