Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group C)
Date: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Baku National Stadium (Baku).
One may wonder if Azerbaijan and Czech Republic has anything left to play for in the final two matchdays of Group C. The answer is no as both are out of qualification race as they are way behind the top two teams.
Surprisingly, Azerbaijan are third in the standings and it come as a total surprise considering the fact that they manage to leapfrog the likes of Czech Republic and Norway in the process. But, Czech Republic has a chance to get ahead of Azerbaijan on Thursday as they are just 1 point behind their hosts.
Azerbaijan’s 10 points in the competition has come via 3 wins and a draw. Two of those wins came against the minnows San Marino, while the third is a surprise one against Norway. Meantime, the draw came in the reverse of this corresponding fixture against the Czechs.
Meantime, Czech Republic were pre-tournament favorites to finish behind Germany. But poor performance in their last three games resulting in them fall heavily behind Northern Ireland. The team is coming on the back of consecutive defeats against Germany and Northern Ireland and win-less in three after drawing Norway in the one before.
Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic: Head-to-head
The reverse leg of the corresponding fixture ended in a goal-less draw.
The only other meeting between the teams happened in a friendly in 2009, won by Azerbaijan at home by a 2-0 score-line.
Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic: Prediction
As the pressure is off their back, the teams are expected to play with freedom here. This presents a high degree of uncertainty in which way the match will end up. But for neutrals and punters, this will be an entertaining affair that promise a high number of goals.
Azerbaijan vs Czech Republic: Bet Tips
- Both teams to Score priced at 2.10 odds by 888sport is a banker bet.
Value is in backing Over 3.5 match goals for 5.10 odds at 888Sport.