Samtredia vs Qarabag FK
UEFA Champions League 2017/18 – Second qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 18th July 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Boris Paichadze National Stadium (Tbilisi).
This is literally a dead fixture as Samtredia have a mountain to climb in the second leg after getting drubbed 5-0 in the first leg. Qarabag have the habit of making deep runs in the qualifiers and they are quite capable of protecting the lead.
The Georgian champions FC Samtredia are making their appearance at this competition. And their only previous stint in a UEFA competition was in the Europa League 2006/07 edition. They were then eliminated by another Azerbaijan club Gabala. They lost 5-1 in the away leg, but restored some pride with a 2-1 win at their home turf.
Qarabag are making their fourth consecutive appearance at the Champions League qualifiers. They were eliminated in the third round on all three previous occasion, that too by narrow margins. Their away record at the competition is pretty decent after bagging 2 wins and 2 draws from 6 outings.
Samtredia vs Qarabag: Head-to-head
The first leg tie that finished in a 5-0 win for Qarabag is the only meeting between the two sides.
Samtredia vs Qarabag: Prediction
Miracles are not expected at the on Tuesday evening, with Qarabag coming with a good reputation in the tournament. Despite this being a dead rubber, the home side is expected to play for pride and them will be desperate to sign-off with a win. However, it is hard to take anything away from Qarabag, who are able to play freely sitting on a massive lead.
Samtredia vs Qarabag: Bet Tips
Qarabag to win for 2.00 odds with Bet365 is the best pick for this fixture.
Value seekers can back HT/FT – Qarabag/Qarabag for a massive 3.10 odds with William Hill.