Zlin vs Sheriff Tiraspol
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 14 September 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Zlin didn’t finish higher than 6th in last season’s championship in the Czech Republic, but they won the Cup, which gave them not just a ticket to the Europa League, but a direct one to the group stage. This game against Sheriff is their first ever in a Europa League group, reason enough to celebrate the occasion. Last weekend they beat Teplice 2-0 at home, their third win in five matches since the start of the new championship season in the Czech Republic.
Sheriff Tiraspol started their European… odyssey in mid July, against Kukesi from Albania, in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. They did just enough to qualify, but Qarabag from Azerbaijan were next, and they proved too good for the Moldovan side. They got… transferred to the Europa League qualifiers, where they surprised footballing Europe by eliminating Legia Warsaw, even without beating them. They scored a golden goal in Poland in the first leg (1-1), and a goalless draw back home was enough to send them through to the Europa League group stage. Last weekend they won 2-1 at Speranţa Nisporeni, and are now sitting first in the table of Moldova’s championship, on 23 points from nine matches (still undefeated).
Previous 5 matches:
Zlin vs Teplice 2-0
Zlin vs Vitkovice 0-1
Jablonec vs Zlin 2-0
Zlin vs Karvina 1-0
Dukla Praha vs Zlin 1-0
Speranţa Nisporeni vs Sheriff 1-2
Sheriff vs Milsami 3-1
Sheriff vs Legia Warsaw 0-0
Sheriff vs Spicul Chișcăreni 5-0
Legia Warsaw vs Sheriff 1-1
Zlin’s next game is on Monday, at Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic championship). Two days earlier, on Saturday, Sheriff will be visiting Zaria (Moldova championship).
Zlin vs Sheriff Tiraspol: Head to head Stats
There is no history between these two.
Zlin vs Sheriff Tiraspol: Prediction
I’m glad to see Zlin given as favorites to win the game, because I’m definitely backing Sheriff to avoid losing.
Zlin vs Sheriff Tiraspol: Betting Tips
Sheriff Tiraspol’s double chance is at 1.65 betting odds, not overwhelming, but good for double chance. Deep down I expect a draw, at 3.20, no bigger than 1-1.
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