Ujpest vs Neftchi Baku
Europa League First qualifying round
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Szusza Ferenc Stadion (Budapest).
Neftchi Baku showed their prowess with a 3-1 win at home against Ujpest last week. There is still a lot of football to be played, but it is unlikely for Azerbaijani side to lose this tie from here on.
Ujpest vs Neftchi Baku Betting Tips
Both teams to Score at 1.73 odd
Baku or Draw double chance at 1.67 odd.
Ujpest vs Neftchi Baku Match Preview
Neftchi Baku finished as 3rd being two points ahead of Zira thanks to good displays in the very finish of the campaign when they snatched three straight victories. They were one of the most efficient sides in the competition while their defence did a pretty fine job.
The Azerbaijani outfit had impressed at the Europa League qualifiers in each of their previous appearances, but managed to get through to the group phase just once.
It will be surprising to know that Neftchi Baku had won more games on the road than at their own turf.
Ujpest returned to the Europa League after an 8 year hiatus. Now they are at the risk of stumbling in the first hurdle.
The Hungarians have never qualified for the group phase, nor did they manage to win the tie when the first leg ended in a draw or defeat.
Moreover, Ujpest just 4 wins in their overall history at the competition, drew 3 and lost 10 of the 17 games so far.
Robert Litauszki and the lads haven’t scored too many goals in recent encounters, yet their defensive work have been fairly decent.
Ujpest’s home record in the domestic league is average, managed just 6 wins and 7 draws from 16 games and lost twice.
Ujpest vs Neftchi Baku Head-to-head meetings.
The teams met just once in a competitive game that happened to be the reverse of the corresponding fixture resulted in a 3-1 win for Neftchi Baku.