F91 Dudelange vs Qarabag FK
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel (Luxembourg).
F91 Dudelange played out a seven-goal thriller alongside APOEL in their opening group stage clash, which ultimately saw the hosts take all three points with a 4-3 scoreline in their favor. Despite trailing by a goal with just less than half an hour left on the clock, the home team mustered a comeback and did just enough to ensure that they would not have to share the spoils.
Qarabag on the other hand were taken down by Sevilla who are arguably the strongest side in Group A. The visitors were outclassed on all fronts, to be frank, and were at the receiving end of three unanswered goals to which they were able to retaliate with no more than one shot on target by the end of the ninety minutes.
However, the visitors will be optimistic of opening their account with a win on Thursday, as Dudelange are by no means on par with the Azerbaijani outfit.
Dudelange vs Qarabag Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other once over two legs, the last of which ended in a 1-1.
- Dudelange are yet to register a win against Qarabag FK.
- All of their previous two clashes have featured under 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Qarabag have scored three goals so far, while Dudelange have managed just one to their name.
Dudelange vs Qarabag Prediction
First and foremost, although the away side did taste defeat in their last European clash, it needs saying that their foes in that matchup were a far more superior side as opposed to Dudelange who are plying their trade in a comparatively weaker domestic league.
Furthermore, Qarabag have been faring well in their recent trips on the road and have picked up the win in four of their last five outings in all competitions.
Taking into account that the hosts have managed to emerge victoriously just once in their last three European games here, Qarabag are the favorites to come out on top at the end of the ninety minutes.
Additionally, the away side have not been shy in searching for early goals and have scored six of their last nine in the opening forty-five minutes of the game.
Given that the two out of the previous five goals for the hosts at this venue have also found the back of the net before the break, there is certainly every reason to believe that the deadlock will be broken by either one side right before the end of the first half.
Dudelange vs Qarabag Betting tips
Qarabag to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 0.5 first-half goals @ 1.40 (2/5).