Gabala vs Progres Niedercorn
Europa League Qualifying
Date: Thursday 12th July 2018
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Gabala City Stadium (Gabala)
FK Gabala from Azerbaijan will take on FC Progres Niedercorn from Luxembourg in this Europa League first leg first round qualifying stage and the away side will have quite a trip on their hands to play this game.
FC Progres Niedercorn are big outsiders to win this game, so big they are being backed in at 8.00 to do so. The bookmakers see the home team as the better quality one with more depth to their squad plus they will have the home advantage and they are currently as low as 1.30 to win this first encounter.
Last season FK Gabala finished 2nd in the league behind Qarabag but they still finished way off them and in the end there was a gap of 16 points between the two teams. So there could be no end of season excitement at the finish line.
In Luxembourg the league doesn’t start until the first week of August so for FC Progres Niedercorn these games represent their first competitive matches of the season and that will be another reason they are big underdogs to win this game. Judging from last season they also look suspect at the back and FK Gabala will be confident of exposing that and scoring a few goals. The objective of the home team will be to settle this match in the first tie.
Gabala vs Progres Niedercorn: Head to Head
These two teams have not previously met before.
Gabala vs Progres Niedercorn: Prediction
The home team look good for the win but they don’t offer us much value so instead we will take them to be winning the match at half time. They are sure to want to get off to a very quick and positive start and make life very difficult for the away side. We will also predict the correct score for minimum stakes.
Gabala vs Progres Niedercorn: Bet Tips
Half time: Gabala to be winning at 1.83
Correct score: 2-1 or 3-1 to Gabala at 8.00 and 12.00 respectively