Qarabag vs Dundalk Match Info
Date: Wednesday July 31 2019
Kick-off time: 6.00pm BST
Venue: Dalga Arena
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
Qarabag vs Dundalk Head-To-Head Record
1 previous match
July 24 2019: Dundalk 1-1 Qarabag
Qarabag vs Dundalk Stats
- This is the first tie in which either of these teams has faced a club from their opponent’s country in a European competition
- Qarabag have lost four of their last six home matches in Europe
- Dundalk have won only one of their latest 11 European away games
Qarabag vs Dundalk Match Preview
Dundalk will be drawing upon the memories of their terrific European campaign three seasons ago when they try to knock Qarabag out of the Champions League in Azerbaijan.
In the summer of 2016, the League of Ireland title-holders got to within one round of the group stage in the continent’s elite club competition, knocking out useful Belarusian side BATE Borisov before falling to Legia Warsaw and entering the Europa League group phase.
The difference this time, as Dundalk prepare for another difficult away trip, is that they drew their home match 1-1 with Qarabag whereas they had won 3-0 against BATE, so this task is undoubtedly much harder as they seek to progress to face probably APOEL Nicosia next.
But at least the Lilywhites are level after Pat Hoban, who is back at the club for a second spell after four years with various clubs in English League Two, equalised the opening goal from Mahir Emreli.
Last season, Qarabag were in the Europa League group stage and they lost all of their home games, which should give some encouragement to Dundalk even though they themselves needed penalties to get the better of Riga FC in the previous round of this competition.
It may not necessarily get them through as 0-0 would not be good enough due to Qarabag’s away goal, but we can see Dundalk putting up a strong fight and holding their hosts in a low-scoring contest.
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Qarabag vs Dundalk Betting Tips
Draw @ 14/5 with Unibet
Qarabag to be ahead at HT @ 5/4 with bet365