Tip Alashkert - BATE Borisov
Virtually raw in the UEFA Champions League, Armenian side Alashkert will be eyeing a shocker in the second qualifying round when they host Belarus giants Bate Borisov on Tuesday 18th July in the second leg of their meeting, having picked a 1 – 1 draw away. It will be Alshkert’s only eighth Champions League game in their history and needing just to avoid conceding to qualify, they will have their tails up when playing at home. In their seven previous Champions League matches, Alashkert have lost just once and that was away from home. They are on a 12 – match unbeaten run in all competitions and have just one loss at home in the last 10 matches. Alashkert head to the match with a run of two draws and three wins. Playing at home, they have won four and drawn one in their last five outings, scoring 12 and conceding five goals. Bate on the other hand, heading to the game on a weaker footing but are unbeaten in seven. They have three wins and two draws in their last five matches. Playing in the Champions League though, the Belarus giants have won none of their last 17 away matches. They have however had a good run in their last five away matches across all competitions, managing three wins and two draws in their last five matches. Save for their first leg 1 – 1 draw, they have not faced off again.
Key points Alashkert - BATE Borisov
Alashkert are unbeaten in their last 12 matches.
Bate are unbeaten in their last seven matches.
Alashkert have lost once at home in the last 10 matches.
Conclusion Alashkert - BATE Borisov
Bate are well experienced in the Champions League but head to this match, away from home, on the disadvantage, having managed just a 1 – 1 draw at home in the first leg. They have to at least score to have a chance of advancing and they get to this game on a run of 17 winless outings in their away matches in the Champions League. Though unbeaten in seven, Bate will have it tough against Alashkert who are unbeaten in 12. Alashkert will win this one.