Date: October 11, 2014
Venue: Yerevan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia
Kick-off time: 18:45 BST
Armenia will face Serbia in the Group I Euro qualifier match. Considering the first match at home, Armenia will look to continue the form they showed against Denmark in glimpses. Serbia is yet to play a match in the group and have an advantage of having assessed Armenia in the first round of games.
Serbia has a new looking team with emphasis on youngsters; it will be interesting to see how they fare.
Armenia form: W-L-L-L-L
Armenia lost their first Euro qualification match against Denmark in a closely contested match. Armenia were in front first when Henrik Mkhitaryan scored in the 49th minute much to the Denmark fans’ dismay. Denmark then tightened their grip on the match with two goals following the Armenian strike.
Armenia’s defence could not cope with the Dane attacks eventually conceding the winner in the last ten minutes.
Serbia form: W-W-D-L-D
Serbia has played international friendlies in the last two months and has produced decent results so far with the team they have. Their last friendly against France was a test considering it was the last competitive match being played before the Euro qualifiers. In a hard fought contest, Serbia left till late to get back an equalizer.
Against France, Serbia played good football and were able to fashion some chances of their own. Serbia’s current setup allows less possession and more counter attacking. With players like Zoran Tosic and Dusan Tadic, there’s great pace in the side.
Armenia: Henrik Mkhitaryan
The best player by a mile in the Armenian team and his performance against the Danes surely says lot about his ability.
Serbia: Aleksandar Kolarov
The left-back’s fiery left footed strikes and crosses have become a trademark. His all action play is essential to Serbia’s counter attacking fluidity. He’s also a dead ball specialist and scored the equalizer against France.
Serbia has more firepower than Armenia and better defence. They are likely to get all the three points against the home team and start at 1.72 with bet365 to get a win.
Danko Lazovic will start at 2.63 (William Hill) to be an anytime goal-scorer in the game.