On the upcoming Thursday, the Azerbaijani team Gabala will host at their home ground the Polish side Jagiellonia from the city of Bialystock within the second round of the Europa League. The first match of the encounter will be held on the Azerbaijani soil, therefore there is no surprise in the fact, that Gabala approach the first match as the clear favorites, but the Polish side should not be underestimated as well, as the team was very close to the Polish championship title in 2016-17 season, but they fell behind Legia by a tiny bit in the end.
Prior to the Europa League qualification, Gabala had three friendly matches with Ahmat, Ludogorets and Utrecht. The Azerbaijani lost to the Russians and Bulgarians, however they managed to win against the Dutch team with a score of 1:0. Anyway, it should be noted, that the team received a gaming practice.
Jagiellonia managed to play two official matches within the Europa League qualification. The Georgians from Batumi were the opponents of the Polish in the first qualifying round. Jagiellonia had their first match against Dinamo away and managed to defeat the opponents with a score of 1:0. The second match brought the Polish side a devastating victory 4:0.
Gabala have had four encounters within the 2016-17 Europa League qualification at their home ground: against Samtredia, MTK, Lille and Maribor. All four matches were won by the Azerbaijani, therefore there is no doubt, that the Caucasians set themselves exclusively for a victory against Jagiellonia.
Prediction for the match: Gabala to win with 0.0 Asian handicap