First League match preview: Shirak versus Gandzasar

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Competition: Armenia First League
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Gyumri City Stadium (3000 seats)

First League: Shirak receive Gandzasar in what should be an entertaining football match. Here's a thorough preview!

Insights:
  • Shirak have the most scored goals (25) in First League
  • Gandzasar have the most clean sheets (2) away in First League

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Shirak form and stats

Shirak have collected 10 points from their First League home games so far after 3-1-0. The team is doing great wherever they are playing as Shirak has won five games in a row. The Lernayin Artsakh match was the last time out without a victory.

A good away victory last time out for Shirak, who won 2-1 against BKMA II (placed 7th).

Before that, Shirak had a home game versus Banants II which ended with a victory 4-1.

Shirak are showing their attacking force in their league home games this season, scoring more than 2,5 goals per game on average (12 goals in 4 games). Shirak are not conceding a lot of goals here at Gyumri City Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 3 from 4 matches.

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Gandzasar form and stats

The seven points Gandzasar have gathered from their first three away trips in the First League is impressive and could lead to great things if the form continues.

Gandzasar's last game was the home draw against Alashkert II (2-2).

A 1-4 loss hosting Pyunik II before that.

Gandzasar have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 7 goals from 3 away matches. Gandzasar are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 2 times in 3 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The records show that this isn''t the first time these teams get together this campaign, as the results database show this recent fixture: Gandzasar - Shirak 2-3. Stats for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: two wins for Shirak, five draws and three wins for Gandzasar. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: eight games.

Shirak missing players

Gandzasar missing players

Shirak Gandzasar
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
8 4 1 Played P 0 3 7
7 3 1 Won W 0 2 2
1 1 0 Drew D 0 1 2
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 3
25 12 4 Scored S 0 7 12
6 3 1 Conceded C 0 2 14
88% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 67% 86%
88% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 67% 86%
75% 75% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 67% 86%
50% 50% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 67% 71%
50% 50% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 33% 43%
62% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 33% 57%
38% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 67% 29%
12% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 29%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Key stats in First League this season:
  • Gandzasar have not yet lost a game away.
  • Gandzasar have the most clean sheets (2) away in First League
  • Shirak have not yet lost a game.
  • Shirak have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Shirak have scored more than double the goals of Gandzasar.
  • Shirak have the fewest conceded goals (3) at home in First League
  • Shirak have the most points (10) at home in First League
  • Shirak have the most scored goals (12) at home in First League
  • Shirak have the most scored goals (25) in First League
  • Shirak have the the best goal difference (+19) in First League
  • Shirak have the the best goal difference (+9) at home in First League
  • Shirak is in the best form (2-1-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shirak 8 7 1 0 25 6 4 3 1 0 12 3 4 4 0 0 13 3 19 22
2 Lernayin Artsakh 8 5 3 0 16 4 4 2 2 0 8 4 4 3 1 0 8 0 12 18
3 Ararat-Armenia II 8 3 2 3 9 15 4 1 2 1 4 9 4 2 0 2 5 6 -6 11
4 Gandzasar 7 2 2 3 12 14 4 0 1 3 5 12 3 2 1 0 7 2 -2 8
5 Banants II 8 2 2 4 13 17 4 1 0 3 7 9 4 1 2 1 6 8 -4 8
6 Pyunik II 7 2 1 4 13 14 3 1 0 2 5 7 4 1 1 2 8 7 -1 7
7 BKMA II 8 2 0 6 8 22 4 1 0 3 3 8 4 1 0 3 5 14 -14 6
8 Alashkert II 6 0 3 3 7 11 3 0 1 2 2 5 3 0 2 1 5 6 -4 3

Read more about First League

The First League is the second highest tier of Armenian football. It has twelve teams. Many of these are the reserve teams of Premier League clubs, who are not eligible for promotion. The twelve teams meet each other three times for a total of 33 fixtures to set the league table. One team is promoted.