Ararat vs Lincoln for the Europa League qualification match on Tuesday at Yerevan Football Academy Stadium.
The Armenian side faced Sweden’s AIK in the qualifiers for the Champions League. In the game they played at home, they managed to come on top. They took advantage of an athlete sent off from the rival team in the first minutes of the duel and won by 2 to 1. However, they could not resist in the away match. Lost by 3 to 1 being ‘downgraded’ to Europa League.
As the 2019/2020 season of the Armenian Championship will only start next month, Ararat can devote itself exclusively to the continental tournament. Their debut in the national league is scheduled for August 4th, away from home, against Alashkert.
The right to play in the Champions League qualifiers was won with the victory of the Armenian Championship version 2018/2019. Ararat lifted the cup by accumulating 61 points. They overcame Pyunik, runner-up, by just one point thanks to the final stretch in which they had four straight victories while the rivals drew twice in the last four games.
As host, Ararat Armenia had the third-best campaign of the tournament having added 26 points (seven victories, five ties and four defeats). As a visitor, they were the second-best in the competition with 35 points accumulated.
Lincoln fell even earlier in the fight for a place in the Champions League. The team, having a lower ranking, had to participate in the preliminary competition, which had four clubs and a single game dispute. They were beaten by KF Feronikeli, from Kosovo, being relocated to the Europa League.
As the 2019/2020 season of the Gibraltar Championship has not yet begun, the team remained active with training and friendlies. They lost to Gaz Metan (Romania), 2-0, and was also beaten 2-1 by Hull.
In the season 2018/2019, they were the league champions. They reached the end of the dispute with 66 points. Scored 84 goals and suffered 19. They had accumulated two points more than Europa FC.
Having shown in front of AIK a lot more potential, Ararat makes the prediction in its success against the Lincoln the best option to bet in the confrontation of this Tuesday for the first leg of the third qualifying round for the Europa League in its 2019/20 edition.