In the return match of the first qualifying round for the Champions League, the Azerbaijani champion Qarabag Agdam receives the Albanian champions FK Partizani Tirana. The first leg in the last week was very tough fare: No matches and scoring chances hardly formed an entertaining combination for only about 2,100 spectators in the Albanian capital.
Football Betting Tips Qarabag vs Partizani
The Baku blue-and-whites have been regulars in their home country, six times in a row since 2014, a regular in qualifying for the premier league, but so far it has worked only once, two years ago, to participate in the group stage. However, as a rule, the first qualifying round has always been passed, which is why the hosts are the favorites in the game. The guests have significantly less experience in the competition.
The championship title in Albania was the first for Partizani Tirana after a dry spell of 26 years. In the past years, even the qualification for the group stage of the Europa League has been missed regularly. At Qarabag Agdam vs. Partizani Tirana show the odds quite clearly towards a home win. Given the low altitude, we see little value in this betting market. Lucrative instead appears the Qarabag Agdam vs Partizani Tirana prediction on under 2.5 goals.
The teams were clearly in the first leg of the lack of match practice due to the summer break, which is why a similar match with few chances to score is to be expected. The guests will be very defensive in view of the first leg result and preferably lurk on counter situations. A tactical alignment, which is also to be expected after a possible backlog, as in this case a single away goal would still be enough to qualify for the next round. The Qarabag Agdam vs. Partizani Tirana tip is accompanied by a five-unit move.
Qarabag Agdam – Statistics & Current Form
In Azerbaijan, the team of coach Qurban Qurbanov, who has been filling the post for eleven years, has been the champion for six seasons. At the state level, the riders have hardly a serious opponent. Actually, the club originates from Karabakh, but due to the politically unstable situation as a result of the conflict with the neighbor Armenia, Qarabağ Ağdam has been located in the capital for many years.
In the first leg disappointed the troupe: Although Ağdam possessed more possession, but with the game device, the players from Asia Minor could do little favor. In the end, not once was shot directly on the opponent’s box and the playful overweight remained unused.
In the upcoming match in the Azərsun Arena, the main task now is to deliver the offensive. That they are quite capable of scoring goals, the attacking department proved in recent weeks in the test matches against the Czech runner-up Viktoria Pilsen, which ended in a respectable 2-2, or in a 2-1 victory against FK Ufa the Russian Premjer League. For a goal especially Mahir Emreli is eligible. The 22-year-old Azerbaijanian was the top scorer in the domestic Premier League last season, and is also consistently playing in the national team. In the aforementioned draw against Pilsen he contributed both hits.
Expected formation of Qarabag Agdam:
↪ Vagner – Heseynov – Mammadov – Sadygov – Medvedev – Richard – Michel – Ozobic – Quintana – Emreli – Zoubir
Last matches of Qarabag Agdam:
⚽️ 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)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Ludogorez Razgrad vs. Qarabag Agdam 2: 0 (Friendly Match)
Partizani Tirana – Statistics & Current Form
After more than a quarter of a century, Demat e Kuq celebrated the championship in Albania for the first time last season. This was linked to the glorious past of the club. After all, Tirana now has 16 titles – only the two city rivals KS Dinamo Tirana with 18 and KF Tirana with 24 wins are even more successful. In recent years, the FK Partizani Tirana had crashed badly and played in the meantime only in the third-rate category e second.
Since the re-emergence in the top Albanian league in 2016, however, Partizani has consolidated. Twice the vice-title was brought and last season even managed the long-awaited winning the championship. In contrast to the opponent Tirana graduated alone in 2016 already once the qualification for the Champions League, because the then champion of the country Skënderbeu Korça was excluded. At that time the way led to the third qualifying round, where Tirana but had to give FC Red Bull Salzburg beaten.
In the last two years, however, the qualifications for the Europa League were disappointing. Thus, the end station was reached in the first round and all games were lost both at home and abroad. In the first leg Partizani could not convince like the opponent playfully. Overall, the squad for captain and goalkeeper Alban Hoxha compared to the Azerbaijani champion is also weaker.
The Italian coach Franco Lerda was again installed only a few weeks ago; the match against Qarabağ Agdam was his competitive premiere. For the 51-year-old, it is the first coaching station in Albania, having previously worked exclusively in his home country, most recently with LR Vicenza Virtus in Serie C.
Expected formation of Partizani Tirana:
↪ Hoxha – Hakaj – Belica – Bitri – Ibrahimi – Mala – Telushi – William – Mensah – Cinari – Asani
Last matches of Partizani Tirana:
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Partizani Tirana vs. Qarabag Agdam 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – Cracovia Krakow vs. Partizani Tirana 0: 1 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Mura Vs. Partizani Tirana 2: 1 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 30.05.2019 – Gjirokastra Vs. Partizani Tirana 1: 1 (Superleague)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Partizani Tirana vs. Kukesi 1: 1 (Super League)
Qarabag vs. Partizani Tirana Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The goalless draw last week represents the first direct duel between Qarabag Agdam and Partizani Tirana. The odds for the second leg clearly put the Azerbaijani hosts in the lead.
Qarabag vs Partizani Tirana Our Football Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
The first leg took place at a playful level, which had little to do with the claim of the Champions League. Both teams delivered a tired kick, which was logically followed by a 0-0 on the scoreboard at the Selman Stërmasi stadium in Tirana. In the upcoming match speaks for Qarabag Agdam the better squad and the home advantage. In addition, the Azerbaijanis have much more experience than Partizani Tirana in terms of the qualifying phase for the Champions League, as Ağdam as a subscription master has always been launched in recent years. The Albanians were also unable to convince on European stage in their appearances in recent years.
Key Facts – Qarabag vs Partizani Tirana tips
⭐️ First leg ended with a goalless draw
⭐️ Tirana takes part in the qualification as Albanian champion – first title after 26 years
⭐️ The hosts have since 2014 always won the championship in Azerbaijan
None of the last 16 qualifiers have been successfully contested and the latest victory is about 13 years back when Partizani won a home game against Ethnikos Achnas in the first round of the UEFA Intertoto Cup. The meager performance of both teams in the first leg can certainly be explained by the fact that neither the Azerbaijanis nor the Albanians currently have to complete a regular league operation, making them act at the lower end of the respective performance.
The Qarabag Agdam and Partizani Tirana Tipp are aiming for another goal-scoring event, aiming for less than three goals. The goalless draw is a dangerous result for the hosts, as they failed to score away. For this reason, Qarabag will not neglect the defensive, even after a possible lead, while the guests as an underdog are likely to seek their fortunes only in counterattacks and otherwise limit themselves to the defensive work.
Insider Tips: Under 2.5 goals