Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Greece made a promising start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, with the team recording a 2-0 win over Lichtenstein in their opener. The Galanolefki then came from two goals behind to share the spoils with Bosnia in their second group game, but Italy proved to be a big catch for Angelos Anastasiadis’ troops at the weekend. Greece are determined to return to winning ways in Group J and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s football match.
The Armenians, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Liechtenstein and they managed to get one. Mikhtaryan and Co. regained a much-needed confidence and seeing that the Greeks failed to impress in the 3-0 loss to Italy, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous four meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Andreas Samaris):
Greece international midfielder Andreas Samaris began his career playing for Panachaiki before his spells with Panionios and Olympiakos. SL Benfica is the first international experience for the 27-year-old player who arrived in Portugal in 2014.
A full international since 2013, Samaris represented Greece at the 2014 FIFA World Cup during which he managed to make his presence known and earn a move abroad. Andreas Samaris operates as a central midfield but is capable of filling in defensive midfielder role. Greek international was the mainstay for Benfica during his first two seasons at the club managing 46 Primeira Liga appearances during the period. He also added 12 Champions League appearances.
Andreas Samaras helped Benfica win two Primeira Liga titles, two Taca da Liga trophies and one Super Cup. Greek international was the regular performer for his national team during the unsuccessful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with ten games to his name.
Highlighted Team (Armenia):
Armenia footballers played for Soviet Union national football team until 1991, when the country declared independence. The Football Federation of Armenia was founded the following year and they quickly established relations with both FIFA (1992) and UEFA (1993).
Despite the fact that Manchester United ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan plays for the Armenia national football team, the Havakakan have yet to qualify for the finals of a major tournament. Mkhitaryan is undisputedly the team’s most famous footballer, but we should mention former Ajax striker Edgar Manucharyan as well, who is in the twighlight of his career. Armenia played their first international game against Moldova in October, 1992 and it has to be noted that they played out a goalless draw with the former Soviet republic.
The Armenians have slim chances of qualifying for the FIFA World cup 2018 finals, but they did well to beat Montenegro in the process. Armenia footballers wear red shirts and red shorts when playing at home ground (Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium), while the colour of their away kits is white.