Qarabag vs Olimpija
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Tofiq Behramov adina Respublika stadionu, Baku.
Olimpija regained the crown in Slovenia on the H2H record after finishing the 1. SNL campaign lock on points with Maribor at the very top of standings. They thus earned the right to represent Slovenia in the most elite football competition on the continent only for the second time since 1994.
Nevertheless, the draw was cruel for Ilija Stolica’s side, awarding them Azerbaijani champions Qarabag in the very first hurdle. As most of you probably know, Qarabag featured the Champions League group phase last year when they even pulled off two massive upsets holding the latter Europa League champions Atletico Madrid to draws on two separate occasions. Such experience certainly helped them see off the Slovenians 0-1 in the first leg in Ljubljana in a clash which could have gone either way easily.
Qarabag vs Olimpija: Head-to-head
The mentioned game at Stadion Stozice was the first ever H2H meeting between these rivals.
It was Wilde Guerrier who made the difference netting the only goal of the game late in the second half.
Qarabag vs Olimpija: Prediction
The hosts have emphasized their favourites tag even more after the win on the road in the first leg and a true miracle should happen for Olimpija to annul the deficit in the reverse fixture on the Azerbaijani soil. Qarabag are generally very tough to break down and they’ve shown some super stern defensive performances in pre-season friendlies which is why we expect the visitors to have a very tough job breaking them own here.
On the other hand, Olimpija have no reasons to hurry from the very first whistle because only a single goal (which can come from set-piece) gets them back on level terms in this tie. In such circumstances, we find the best value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.85. You can alternatively back the home win at 1.66.
Qarabag vs Olimpija: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85
Qarabag to win @ 1.66.