Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After failing to impress in the Champions League double-header with Crvena Zvezda, Pyunik will look to get back on course when they take on Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League playoffs, first leg. Head coach Eghishe Melikyan has no fresh injury worries ahead of Thursday’s clash, but No. 9 Artak Dashyan should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring the winner against Shirak at the weekend.
The Moldovan champions, on the other hand, aim to recover from the Champions League loss to Plzen, but beating Pyunik in Armenia is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Republican Stadium, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. It has to be noted that Sheriff defender Stefanos Evangelou misses the first leg through suspension.