Steaua Bucharest vs Shirak Betting Tip 1/Over 3.5 goals – 27 August 2020

Steaua Bucharest to breeze through against Shirak

Karen Aleksanyan / Shirak ©imago images / ZUMA Press 16.07.2015

Steaua Bucharest vs Shirak
27 August 1930hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick FCSB win/Over 3.5
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 2.10 odds taken 0322 GMT, Wednesday 26 August

Thursday evening also brings us the 1st qualifying round of this season’s Europa League and the next preview features the clash between Steaua Bucharest and Shirak as the betting tips continue at the Stade de Genève.

Bet at Paddy Power


Steaua Bucharest Preview – Can FCSB transfer cup form?

A 1-0 win over Sepsi in the Romanian Cup final earned Steaua Bucharest a place in the 1st qualifying round of the Europa League after narrowly missing the cut for a top four finish in the Romanian Liga 1 season, so they’ll be keen to make the most of their chance here and transfer their domestic cup prowess into this competition.

Thursday’s hosts have made a strong start to their domestic campaign by recording a 3-0 win on the road at Astra on the weekend, while on home turf at their Arena Nationala, Steaua Bucharest have lost just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions.

In addition, FCSB have lost just one of their previous eight Europa League ties at home and includes five wins with notable victories over Lazio, Hajduk Split and Rapid Vienna under their belts in recent times.

Our betting suggestion:
Both teams to score

Bet at Betfair

(odds taken 0322 GMT, Wednesday 26 August



Shirak Preview – Can Shirak return to winning ways?

Armenian visitors, Shirak, finished in 4th place of the Championship Round of last season’s Armenian Premier League which earned them a place in this qualifying round and they started their new domestic top flight campaign with a 2-2 draw away from home at Noah.

However, Shirak have now gone four league matches without a win which includes defeats to Noah 4-0 away and a 4-2 loss at home to Alashkert, both of which were at the end of last season’s campaign, while results in the Europa League have been pretty poor.

Indeed, Shirak have managed to pick up just three wins out of their 20 ties overall in the Europa League (two of which were on home turf at their Gyumri City Stadium), while results on the road have seen the visitors lose six of their last seven away ties in this competition.


Don’t miss out on other Betting Tips & Predictions

Football Betting Tips

Click here for more Betting Tips



Steaua Bucharest vs Shirak


Key Facts – Steaua Bucharest vs Shirak Tip

  • FCSB have lost just 1 of their previous 8 Europa League ties at home
  • FCSB have lost just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions
  • Shirak have lost 6 of their last 7 away ties in the Europa League


Steaua Bucharest are by far the more experienced outfit at this level and should record a comfortable win here.


The best betting odds for Steaua Bucharest vs Shirak

FCSB to win: 1.06 at Paddy Power
Draw: 10.00 at Paddy Power
Shirak to win: 23.00 at Paddy Power