Most of the matches of the first round of the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League will be held this Thursday. One of them is the battle between the Moldavian “Sheriff” from Tiraspol and AIK of the Swedish capital, Stockholm — both teams were in the LE, after flew out of the qualifying tournament of the Champions League.
If in the Champions League defeat according to the results of 2 matches meant that team will get a chance to go through to the group stage of the LE, then in the last tournament defeat means relegation. The winner will be in the playoffs, where he will meet with Romanian CFR Cluj-Napoca or the Scottish “Celtic” from Glasgow. In Romania they played with the score 1:1.
- Sheriff Tiraspol
- The coefficients and forecast
For the Moldovan team AIK will be the 3rd opponent against whom they will play in European Cup this season. “Wasp” began to play in the Champions League with the first round, but was eliminated from “str” of the Georgian Tbilisi with a total score of 4:3.
In the 2nd round of the Europa League Sheriff faced another capital team, Partizani Tirana Albanian from and after the away win 0:1 celebrated a draw with the score 1:1 at home, because it allowed the “Tiraspol” to pass on.
After the 3rd round of qualifying LE “yellow-blacks” continued its successful campaign in the domestic championship of Moldova, having crushed on the home field “Zimbru” — it was the first after the start of the European Cup-selection victory in front of their own fans for 3 home match before the meeting with AIC.
In General, the “Sheriff” has not lost any of their last 4 matches and 8 out of 10 and scored first. The defeat of the “Zimbru” with the account 3:0 became the 6th of the last 8 games involving the Tiraspol team, which was no less than 3 goals.
As Moldovan, Swedish team in the Champions of their country the beginning of the selection to the Champions League first qualifying round and, unlike the opponent, passed the examination, after the defeat of the “Ararat Armenia” on the road 2:1 knocked out of the tournament debuted in Yerevan opponent is already in Sweden with the score 3:1.
However, in the 2nd round of the AIC are not lucky enough to meet with the “Maribor”, whose participation in the competition is a usual thing. Despite an away defeat 2:1, the home team from Sweden won, but the same account has led to the beginning of the overtime in which the teams scored a goal. Final 4:4 spoke in favor of the Slovenian team, since it scored on the road 2 goals, and the Swedish one.
In the end Maribor continued to play in the Champions League, which has managed to lose versus Rosenborg and AIK only preparing for action against the Sheriff, opening the scoring in 5 of 6 games before this, whereas 5 of their last 7 matches with his participation was the least with 3 goals.
The coefficients and forecast
The home team a slightly better chance to win, but surely on their victory pose:
2.4–2.7: the victory of “Sheriff Tiraspol”;
2.7–3.2: victory for AIK.
Moreover, the favourite to reach the play-offs are considered as guests:
2.6–2.8: passage of “Sheriff”;
1.4–1.5: pass AIK.
6 of the 8 matches both teams in European competition this season ended with goals in both your hosts and guests, but odds on goals both teams still offer high.