Qarabag vs Fiorentina
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday 8th December, 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 UK
Venue: Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku.
Qarabag need the victory in the match against Fiorentina this Thursday if they want to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition. If we assume that PAOK will claim three points on home court against Slovan Liberec, who have lost their chances for making it in the top two positions in group J, Qarabag’s victory over Fiorentina would level the three teams at the top of the table, in which case the Greek team would stay third.
The atmosphere in Qarabag’s dressing room is at the satisfying level after the victory over their arch-rivals in Azerbaijan, Qabala. Qurban Qurbanov’s tema is now thus three points clear at the top of Premyer Liqa. The weekend saw the team scoring as many as five goals against Sebali in cup competition.
Fiorentina got back on the winning ways last weekend when they took a home victory over Palermo thanks to Khouma Babacar who came out with the match winner in the third minute of the stoppage time! Paulo Sousa can be happy with his attacking line, but the defense allowed way too many goals in the recent games, including as many as three to PAOK in their last Europa League fixture.
Qarabag vs Fiorentina: Head-to-Head Stats
Qarabag fans can still certainly remember the catastrophe they suffered at Artemio Franchi back in September when Fiorentina took a demolishing 5-1 win. Khouma Babacar and Mauro Zarate scored a brace each, while Nikola Kalinic added another meanwhile to complete the scoring list for the Italians. The substitute Dino Ndlovu packed the only goal for Qarabag in the stoppage time.
Qarabag vs Fiorentina: Prediction
The class difference should be obvious here as we don’t believe that Fiorentina could lose the match. However, instead of focusing on the outcome, we’d advise you to back Over 2.5 goals in the match or Both teams to score bets since both sides have been pretty impressive up front and poor at the back at the same time in the recent period!
Qarabag vs Fiorentina: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals in the match 10/11 (1.95)
Both teams to Score at 7/9 (1.77).