Dundalk vs Qarabag Match Info
Date: Wednesday July 24th 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Oriel Park, Dundalk
Dundalk vs Qarabag Stats
- Dundalk are unbeaten in their last 18 matches in all competitions
- Qarabag have only lost one of their last eight Champions League qualifiers
- This is the first time the Irish side have faced Azerbaijani opposition
Dundalk vs Qarabag Predictions
Dundalk have been the stand-out team in the Republic of Ireland in recent years. Not only have the Lilywhites won four of the last five League of Ireland titles, they currently sit five points clear at the top of the table once again, with games in hand on their nearest competitors. They’ve made waves in Europe in recent years too, even managing to reach the Europa League group stages back in the 2016/2017 campaign.
This time around the dream is to reach the Champions League group stages and they have already taken one step towards that by beating Riga in the first round of qualifying. This is a more difficult fixture against a stronger opponent, but Vinny Perth’s side are in fine form at the moment and haven’t been beaten in their last 16 outings in all competitions. You can back them to win the first leg of this tie at 47/20 with Novibet.
Qarabag have become a recognised name in European football recently. Not only have they dominated the domestic game, winning the last six consecutive Azerbaijan Premier League titles, they’ve also managed to qualify for the group stages of either the Champions League or Europa League in each of the last five seasons, although they are yet to make it as far as the knock-out phase in either of these competitions.
Domestically, the Horsemen look set for even more silverware this season as they currently sit eight points clear at the top of the league table with 28 games on the board, but attention switches back to the continent on Wednesday night. After beating Albanian outfit Partizani Tirana in the last round, Gurban Gurbanov’s side are expected to win this tie and are priced at 27/20 to win the first leg with William Hill.
We’re anticipating a low-scoring affair in this game. Qarabag were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their qualifier with Partizani in the last round before finishing the job in front of their own fans in the second leg. Dundalk meanwhile played out goalless draws in both the home and away legs of their tie with Latvian outfit Riga, eventually progressing via a penalty shoot-out win. Under 1.5 goals is available at 21/10 with Bet365.
Dundalk have made themselves very difficult to beat at home in the last few seasons and we’re backing a difficult evening for the favourites here. There won’t be many chances is the last round is anything to go by for either of these teams, and that could lead to something of a stalemate, which in truth would be a good result for Dundalk but would still allow Qarabag the advantage of going into the home leg on level pegging. The draw is available at 21/10 with Bet365.
Dundalk vs Qarabag Betting Tips
Under 1.5 goals @ 13/10 with Ladbrokes
Draw @ 21/10 with Bet365
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