Sheriff Tiraspol vs Zlin
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 23 November 2017
Kick-off: 21:05 CET
Kudos to Sheriff Tiraspol for pulling one of the biggest surprises in the Europa League group stage so far, coming from behind to beat Lokomotiv Moscow three weeks ago, in Russia(!). Sheriff are leading in Moldova’s championship, but… in Moldova’s championship, so, to beat the leaders of the Russian championship, away from home, was really a huge thing for them. That win pushed them second in the table of the group, level on points with Copenhagen, whom they are visiting in two weeks. Things are rather simple; they beat Zlin, and they have the luxury to be ok with a simple draw in Denmark in their last match. If they fail to beat Zlin, that’s where things get complicated. Sheriff haven’t played at home in almost a month. Their last three games were on the road, including that 2-1 in Moscow, and they’ve won all three, looking very good.
Two 3-0 losses in as many games away from home, that’s Zlin’s record so far in the group when leaving their country, managing at least two draws back home, to avoid the title of the worst team of the group stage (there are others who have done way worse than the Czech side). Mathematically, they can still qualify, but I doubt even their most optimistic supporter thinks that they stand a real-real chance. It’s not just their poor tally in the group so far; in their championship they are sitting just 10th in the table. Generally, they haven’t won a game since mid October, excluding a Cup win on penalties. Back in September they drew 0-0 to Sheriff back home, on the opening day of the group stage.
Previous five matches:
Milsami vs Sheriff 0-2
Spicul Chișcăreni vs Sheriff 0-4
Lokomotiv vs Sheriff 1-2
Sheriff vs Sfîntul Gheorghe 1-1
Victoria Bardar vs Sheriff 1-3
Sigma Olomouc vs Zlin 2-0
Zlin vs Sparta Prague 2-2
FC Copenhagen vs Zlin 3-0
Bohemians 1905 vs Zlin 1-1
Vlasim vs Zlin 1-1
Sheriff’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Speranţa Nisporeni (Moldova championship). A day later, Zlin will be hosting Slovácko (Czechia championship).
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Zlin: Head to head Stats
Their game earlier this season, was the first ever between these two.
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Zlin: Prediction
Sheriff should, one way or another, pick up all three points. If not, they would be practically throwing to the trashcan their incredible win in Moscow, three weeks ago.
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Zlin: Betting Tips
Sheriff’s win pays 1.72. For more than that, despite Zlin’s vulnerability away from home, I would risk with Sheriff and under 2.5 combined goals, at 3.30, keeping in mind that Sheriff have scored just three goals in four matches so far in the group, and the game between these two back in September ended without goals.
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