Armenia and Italy meet at Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, in a qualifying round match. There is no recent record of direct confrontation between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 15‑10‑2013, the match ended with the final score: Italy (2‑2) Armenia. Special consideration should be given to the home / away condition, as Armenia has different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position of the league, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate round, they have won a home match against Liechtenstein by (3‑0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Greece, by (2‑3). This is a home team that is stronger than when they play in front of their fans, as they have a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in the last 30 matches, with 26 goals scored and 29 conceded, against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 home losses, with 26 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Armenia has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Defensive consistency hasn't been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
Armenia are dreaming of a place in the upcoming Euro Cup, but they know it is not easy to win. Currently there are three points in the qualifying zone and need to show a regularity to achieve what you want. Of course in the current round things will be different, after all will face a great opponent, but can not surrender. You should show a cautious stance and bet on counterattacks, as this will have a chance of surprise. In this match the best players available will be on the field.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 12 points won, after 4 wins. In the penultimate round, they have won an away match against Greece by (0‑3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Bosnia ‑ Herzegovina by (2‑1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since they have a record of 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 30 matches, with 22 goals scored and 16 conceded. Already at home, they have won 9 wins and 6 draws, with a total of 34 goals scored and 6 conceded. In the last 8 away matches Italy has won 3, tied 1 and lost 4.
For this competition, they have a sequence of 4 wins in the last matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 4 of their last 8 matches have ended With Under 1,5 goals and 6 in 8 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
It is a must for Italy to win a place in the Euro and getting in the way would be a great disaster. It is knowing that you are doing your best and if you lead your group today is on your own merit. Of course, being the best selection in the group influences this, but you are aware that you cannot have high heels. So, come to win another victory, but logically that will respect the local team. In this match the best players available will be on the field.