Our football match prediction:
Kukesi of Albania were on the verge of playing out a goalless draw with Moldavian champions Sheriff at Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena in Tiraspol, but Ziguy Badibanga eventually scored a late winner for the hosts from the penalty spot. The Moldavians are now on a quest to defend their slim lead in the return leg and seeing that they were a much better side in the first leg, we predict that Roberto Bordin’s men are going to book their place in the Champions League third qualifying round without any difficulties. Sheriff had 25 goal attempts (13 on target) in the 1-0 victory over Kukesi and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to record yet another win over the Albanian champions. The lack of experience in European competitions seems to be the biggest problem for Ernest Gjoka’s men and we are not tempted to put our money on the underdogs in this one.