Ararat-Armenia v AIK Betting Tips: 2, 2019-07-09

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Tuesday 9th July 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: AIK win
Bookmaker: Unibet
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken at 07:07 GMT, 08 July 2019)

Tuesday night marks the 1st legs of the 1st qualifying round of this season’s Champions League and our next preview features the clash between Armenian side, Ararat-Armenia, taking on Swedish club, AIK as the betting tips continue at the Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht in Yerevan.

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Ararat-Armenia Prediction – Can Ararat keep AIK at bay?

Ararat-Armenia get first bite of the cherry in Tuesday night’s 1st leg Champions league tie with Swedish outfit, AIK.

Recent results have seen the hosts win 5 of their last 6 matches overall, recording 4 victories in the Armenian domestic top flight season.

Armenian Premier League wins over Alashkert, Shirak, Noah and Banants towards the end of last season helped secure their qualifier spot in the Champions League.

Ararat-Armenia pipped runners-up Pyunik by just a single point thanks to their winning streak in the run-in to the season.

The hosts have since played just two matches since claiming the title, both in friendlies against Ukraine side, Desna and Belarus outfit, Gomel.

A 0-0 draw with Desna was followed with a 3-0 win away at Gomel, but their upcoming clash with AIK will be their first ever foray into the Champions League.

As such, this will be the first ever meeting against AIK, and Ararat-Armenia may well have their work cut out against their in-form opponents.


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AIK Prediction – Can AIK assert their authority in Armenia?

AIK have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 9 matches in the Swedish domestic top flight, which was a loss to Norrkoping.

The visitors head into this game though having won their recent away trip at Kalmar 1-0 and have won 6 of their last 9 matches.

In fact, AIK have performed well in recent matches on their travels as well as they’ve won 3 of their last 4 on the road.

Wins at Djurgarden, Helsingborg and Kalmar along with a point in a draw with GIF Sundsvall gives the visitors momentum heading into this 1st leg.

AIK have lost just 3 of their last 28 matches on their travels, so their hosts, Ararat, are expected to have tough time of it on Tuesday night.

Although they possess limited experience in the Champions League, AIK have played 4 more ties than tonight’s opponents.

One of these ended up with a 1-0 home win over Luxembourg side, Jeunesse Esche, and the visitors also have the advantage of being in the middle of their season.


Key-Facts – Ararat v AIK

  • Ararat-Armenia have won 5 of their last 6 matches overall
  • This is Ararat-Armenia’s first ever match in the Champions League
  • AIK have lost just 3 of their last 28 matches on their travels


Betting Tips Verdict

Ararat-Armenia will be in unchartered territory while AIK will be in confident mood after their away win on the weekend.