Armenia – Belarus : Preview & Prediction
Armenia and Belarus face each other in the Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, for a friendly. This will be the 2nd of the year for Armenia, after the previous one against St. Kitts and Nevis. In the case of Belarus, this is his 6th friendly of the year, having already faced Thailand, Burkina Faso, New Zealand, Switzerland and FYR Macedonia. There is only one recent direct showdown between these two teams, on 03-25-2016, which ended with a 0-0 draw. Special attention is required for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
The home team will play their friendly second of the year, having pitted against St. Kitts and Nevis in a match that ended with Armenia (5-0) St. Kitts and Nevis. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 12 defeats as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 32 conceded; against 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 30 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw with Kazakhstan by (1-1). In the last 7 home matches for all competitions, Armenia have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 3. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point as they conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In the 15 games he played, he only managed 2 rounds in 9 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Armenia kick-off to this game with a 1-1 draw against Kazakhstan, totaling their fifth straight win without proving the taste of victory: Mkhitaryan scored the only goal of the team. In this game of preparation coach Artur Petrosyan should play in the usual 4-2-3-1 privileging the attacking soccer from the first minute. Mkhitaryan is one of the most important players of the scheme of Armenia, since this player has great technical quality and vision of the game. For this game the coach can count on the usual players at his disposal.
The visiting team contests its 6th friendly of the year. In previous friendly matches the following results are shown: Thailand (0-0) Belarus, Burkina Faso (0-0) Belarus, Belarus (1-0) New Zealand, Switzerland (1-0) Belarus and FYR Macedonia (3-0) Belarus. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last game they played, for WC Qualification Europe, lost with France out by (2-1). In the last 4 games as a visitor to Friendlies Belarus scores 1 win and 3 losses.
For this competition, you have not won as a visitor for 4 games. Your attack needs to improve as it has failed to materialize in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency to have few goals, since 9 of the last 15 that disputed finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to return to the result. In the last 15 away matches for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: he scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The Belarus team leaves for this game with a 2-1 loss to France, adding the fourth defeat followed without proving the taste of victory: the only goal of the team was scored by Saroka. In this preparation game the new coach Igor Kriushenko should play in 4-2-3-1 with Saroka being the most offensive reference of the away team. Nevertheless, the visiting team must opt for a more cautious strategy since the opponent has great speed in attack. For this friendly the foreign trainer does not have great absences to register.
Armenia – Belarus : Betting Tips
Armenia – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70