FK Neftchi vs Ujpest
UEFA – Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Dalga Arena (Baku).
FK Neftchi are going to face Hungarian side Ujpest in the first leg clash of the Europa League first qualifying round. After a few disappointing seasons, the hosts managed to get back to the top three of Azerbaijan football.
They 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. Tarlan Ahmedov’s side were one of the most efficient sides in the competition while their defence did a pretty fine job.
Neftchi have been putting very good performances when playing at home as they have been defeated just three times in front of their fans.
The visitors had a similar season in the Hungarian to flight as they were also two points ahead of fourth-placed Honved. They managed to tie two wins in the closing of the campaign and book their place in the Europa League qualifiers.
Although Robert Litauszki and the lads haven’t scored too many goals, their defensive work have been fairly decent. Ujpest have been one of the best visiting teams in the league by managing to get back home with three points from six outings.
FK Neftchi vs Ujpest: Head-to-head
Although both sides participated very often in the continental cups, they haven’t met each other yet. Ujpest are well-known as a very successful club in the 20th century, but they didn’t have the chance to face any Azerbaijan side.
FK Neftchi vs Ujpest: Prediction
This one is going to be a very tight clash and both sides seem to have equal chances of progressing to the next round. In the first-leg, the hosts should have slight advantage and they should be able to materialize it with a victory, but we shouldn’t expect any spectacular win.
Since both sides have been playing pretty well in the back, in this one the main battle is going to be fought in the middle of the park. The crowd shouldn’t be able to enjoy a lot of goals and we are expecting two goals at most in this clash.
FK Neftchi vs Ujpest: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.10
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.60.