Last year, the manipulation scandal around the Albanian top club Skenderbeu Korca caused an earthquake in European football. Already in the Champions League qualification, the Albanians are manipulated and deliberately lost. Teams such as Skenderbeu have also endangered the reputation of smaller clubs on the European stage with their game shifts. Most teams are in the premier class mainly to prestige. A move into the group stage of the Champions League is more of a dream than a realistic goal. With Dundalk and Qarabag meet in the second qualifying round of the Champions League two smaller European teams on each other and hope for the ticket for the next round.
Dundalk vs Qarabag Football Betting Prediction
With APOEL Nicosia or Sutjeska Niksic waiting in the next round also a feasible opponent, so the clash between Dundalk and Qarabag will be groundbreaking. A prediction on a goal-rich encounter can be almost ruled out in this case, because both teams presented themselves in the recent qualifying games not just offensive. Dundalk is in the underdog role against Qarabag and must therefore strive for a good first leg result in front of home backdrop. However, it remains to be seen whether the Azerbaijani top club’s defensive bastion will be broken, especially since Qarabag have not conceded a goal in their previous two CL qualifiers.
Dundalk – Statistics & Current Form
For the Irish record champions Dundalk lives the Champions League dream yet. After the goalless draw against the Latvian club from Riga there was in the last qualifying round, the club secured only on penalties ticket for the second qualifying round. After a missed match ball by Kelly the game was decided with the 14th penalty. Dundalk has been in club history only once in the Champions League playoffs fight and was thus despite defeats against Legia Warsaw for the first time in the group stage of the Europa League represented.
Last year was Dundalk in the Europa League qualification against the Cypriot representative AEK Larnaca final. As reigning champion Dundalk gets out this season for the big CL coup and wants to prevail against Qarabag Agdam. Dundalk is against Qarabag Agdam according to odds but already in the first leg before home crowd the outsiders in the mating. In contrast to the Azerbaijani competitors Dundalk is already in the game mode and can score in terms of match practice. At national level, already 24 season games have been completed, in which Dundalk knew to convince especially at home. With a home record of 10-2-0 Dundalk conceded only six goals in the twelve home games.
Individual high caliber is not in the squad of the Irish record champions. The team still works well and harmonizes together. The team around captain and top scorer Patrick Hoban convinces above all with their defensive play. A small offensive strike in the home game against Qarabag Agdam could be enough to rock the important home win over time. Otherwise, the duel against the Azerbaijanians will probably be largely a defensive battle in which goals should be a rarity. If the hosts prevail, Dundalk will pay Qarabag Agdam odds of 3.60 for that tip.
Probable team of Dundalk:
↳ Rogers – Massey, Boyle, Hoare, Gannon – Shields – Montney, McEleney, Benson, McGrath – Hoban
Last Games by Dundalk:
⚽️ 17.07.2019 – Riga Vs. Dundalk 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Dundalk Vs. Riga 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Derry City Vs. Dundalk 2: 2 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Dundalk Vs. Waterford United 3: 0 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Shamrock Rovers vs. Dundalk 0: 1 (Premier Division)
Qarabag Agdam – Statistics & Current Form
Qababag Agdam is the new figurehead of Azerbaijani football and has ended the dominance of Neftchi Baku. Six championships in a row ensure clear conditions in their own country. Qarabag is currently only one title away from being equal to Neftchi Baku, the current record holder. Qarabag has also been able to prove its strong national achievements on an international level: Qarabag has spent five of the last six seasons in the Europa League group stage, and in the 2017/18 season even made it into the group stage of the Champions League.
The game operation in the Azerbaijani Premier League has not yet been recorded. Qarabag thus prepares for the important CL games with friendly matches. In the previous round, Qarabag kept the clean sheet in the second leg against FC Partizani. On foreign terrain, Qarabag did not really convince Agdam and especially offensively did not set any accents. Of two shots – well-noted throughout the game – no one went to the goal of the opponent. The Azerbaijanis still benefited from their defensive bulwarks and remained largely safe.
In the preparation Qarabag was actually good approaches, which is why the disastrous first leg against Partizani but was surprising. Coach Qurban Qurbanov can draw on the full in the first leg against Dundalk and has no failures to complain about. There will only be minimal changes in the starting lineup. Mahir Emreli, who was crowned top scorer in the Azerbaijani Premier League last season, has been hired more as a joker. With players like Gueye, Hadzhyly, Romero, Rherras and Ailton, Qarabag has strengthened in the summer break. Qarabag is unlikely to face major problems with the Irish offensive. Whether the Azerbaijanis will prevail on foreign territory, remains to be seen, especially since the last away appearance was not a positive pointer.
Probable team of Qarabag Agdam:
↳ Vagner – Ailton, Mammadov, Sadyqov, Medvedev – Michel, Richard – Zoubir, Ozobic, Romero – Emreli
Last matches of Qarabag Agdam:
⚽️ 17.07.2019 – Qarabag Agdam Vs. Partizani Tirana 2: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Partizani Tirana vs. Qarabag Agdam 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – Qarabag Agdam Vs. Viktoria Pilsen 2: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Qarabag Agdam Vs. FC Ufa 2: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Qarabag Agdam Vs. Craiova 0: 0 (friendly)
Dundalk vs Qarabag Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Dundalk FC and Qarabag Agdam will meet for the first time on the international stage.
Dundalk vs Qarabag Football Betting Tips Explained
Anything but a defensive battle seems unlikely at Dundalk versus Qarabag Agdam, so we’d expect a rather low-scoring encounter in our prediction. The Azerbaijanis have a strong defensive and were able to convince in the recent qualifying round despite miserable offensive performance with their defense bulwark. Dundalk is certainly better than Partizani, but also the performance of the Irish in the last round was rather poor, so it would be quite surprising, should Dundalk prevail against the Azerbaijani representative.
Key Facts – Dundalk vs Qarabag tips
⭐️ Both teams have yet to concede a goal qualification.
⭐️ Dundalk struggled to make it to the next round after the Riga FC were defeated on penalties.
⭐️ At national level, Dundalk has lost only one home game seasonally.
Unlike Dundalk, Qarabag is a regular guest in European competitions. Qarabag has been in the Europa League group stage for five of their last six seasons and once even made it into the CL group stage. We expect the qualifier with a white vest of the guests and would between Dundalk vs Qarabag recommend a tip on “No conceding Qarabag”, for which we choose a use of four units.