This week starts the next round of qualifying for the European Cup. This is 3-th stage in the Champions League and in the Europa League and in the Champions League, he will start with a couple of games in the Mediterranean countries: at the same time with the Greek PAOK will take the Dutch “Ajax”, the Cypriot APOEL will meet Azerbaijani “Karabakh”.
Monday was held the draw for both international tournaments in which the winners of both pairs will meet in the playoffs of the Champions League, and the losing team in Cyprus-Azerbaijani confrontation will play in the playoffs of League of Europe against “Sutjeska” or “Lynnfield” — against this season, the first already played APOEL.
- The coefficients and forecast
In the previous qualifying round, the Cypriot team have dealt with Montenegrin “Sutjeska”, having beaten her on the road with the score 0:1 and home 3:0, although an opponent has successfully completed the first qualifying round, while the islanders before the training participated only in friendly matches. As you can see, he did not stop.
Moreover, APOEL is considered the favorite in the 3rd round of the qualifying tournament, although the “Karabakh” by this time managed to leave behind the Champions League as Albanian Partizani and Irish “Dundalk”, received more European Cup experience.
But the team from Cyprus, this experience rife. Despite losing all 3 test matches that preceded the beginning of performances in qualifying for the Champions League, the defeat of the “Sutjeska” at the end of both matches have resulted in 6 out of 8 last matches involving APOEL had a couple more goals.
The only game of the tournament the prospects that the Cyprus team played in the new season, was the defeat of the “Sutjeska” with the score 3:0. Taking into account the fact that Karabakh has not won a single away match since the start of the campaign, the chances of the home team to win is really good.
Azerbaijani team recent years, regularly performs in European competition, but to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League it might not be enough to successfully hold the only home match, as she did before.
What with Partizani in the first, with “Dandakam” in the next qualifying round “Karabakh” first played a draw away 0:0 and 1:1 and then won in his field with the score 2:0 and 3:0 respectively. Now and play a draw — problem.
In spite of the bad predictions about the confident victory in Nicosia, the team from Azerbaijan have not lost any of their previous 7 matches, so write off the accounts early (and early, even if he loses on Tuesday a defeat).
Moreover, in 5 of the last 6 matches account opened is “horses”.
The coefficients and forecast
APOEL — favourites to win on Tuesday:
1.8–2.0: win APOEL;
4.5–4.7: the victory of Qarabag.
However, the probability of “Karabakh” go further not low:
1.7–1.9: pass APOEL;
1.8–2.0: pass “Karabakh”.
If you don’t score on the road, the advantage on away goals unable to the hosts when you arrive in Baku. So to score you need those and others.