Alashkert are the reigning champions of the Armenian top flight, and they are at home. They are not a team to be taken lightly. However, Sheriff are fresh off a historical campaign in the Moldovan league, and are easily the favorites to secure a win this Tuesday.
They had scored an unbelievable 116 goals en route to their title from just 36 match-ups, and all through their run, they had lost just once. Impressively, they had also conceded a total of just seven goals in return – thus posting an outrageous goal difference of +109.
They are finding the back of the net at will, and their obvious objective this game-week would be to deliver a comprehensive first-leg win.
Meanwhile, Alashkert will try to derive confidence from their title-winning campaign, but judging their form, they might come up short against these in-form guests.
Sheriff have lost just twice in their former 35 overall games, and in the process they had gone on separate eight-fixture and eleven-game winning streaks.
Especially on the road, they had won 12 of their past 13 games, and had scored a total of 38 goals from their former nine road trips.
While Alashkert have been on a formidable streak lately, they might not be equipped to deal with this kind of firepower. As such, expect a win for Sheriff this Tuesday.
Still, a spot in the UCL is at stake, and the hosts are going to give their best. After all, they had found the back of the net in ten of their latest eleven home appearances.
As such, count on them to slot in at least one goal this Tuesday.
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