A few very interesting encounters will be held within the Champions League second qualifying round stage, one of which will be a duel between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The countries are geographical neighbors, therefore the confrontation will not lack principles and one also should not forget the Caucasians’ hot temper, which meant that it won’t be boring.
Qarabag had four friendly matches in the end of June, beginning of July, however every single one of them ended in a loss: 0:1 from Ahmat, 2:5 from CSKA Sofia, 0:1 from Dynamo Moscow and 1:5 from Brondby. Whereas last season Qarabag had 14 matches at their home ground last season within the championship of Azerbaijan, in which they got ten victories with three draws and only one defeat, 25 goals were scored and only five conceded. Qarabag finished ten points ahead of the closest pursuers Gabala.
Samtredia have become the champions of Georgia in a shortened format, as the championship of the country is returning to the spring-autumn system, like in Kazakhstan, Latvia and Lithuania. Samtredia have become the champions of Georgia for the first time in history, the team has no experience in the Champions League qualification, therefore Qarabag have great chances on advancement to the third qualifying round of the Champions League.
Qarabag are clearly higher, than Samtredia by class and level. The team from Azerbaijan has enough experience to defeat the Georgian champions without much effort. A bet on the champions of Azerbaijan has good chances on success.
Prediction for the match: Qarabag to win with – 1.0 Asian handicap