On Tuesday, Qarabag FK will host FC Zurich in Azerbaijan for the opening leg of their second qualifying round clash of the UEFA Champions League.
Qarabag used home advantage to eliminate Polish champions Lech Poznan after trailing by one goal going into the second leg of their preliminary round game earlier this month. As a result, the Baku-based club’s newest bid to qualify for the Champions League proper for the second time remains viable. Qarabag were the first Azeri club to get to the group stage of Europe’s top event in 2017.
Meanwhile, FC Zurich has only appeared in the Champions League group stage once before, finishing fourth behind Real Madrid, Milan, and Marseille in 2009.
The Swiss Super League winners, whose domestic title defence began with a humiliating defeat on Saturday, are also two-time European Cup semi-finalists. After a four-year absence from any UEFA competition, Zurich will be eager to rub shoulders with the big boys again.
Qarabag FK vs FC Zurich H2H
|Qarabag FK||No H2H||FC Zurich|
Qarabag FK vs FC Zurich form guide
Qarabag FK’s last 5- WDDLW
|12/07/22||FK Qarabag||5 – 1||Lech Poznan|
|05/07/22||Lech Poznan||1 – 0||FK Qarabag|
|29/06/22||FK Qarabag||1 – 1||CS U Craiova|
|29/06/22||Holstein Kiel||2 – 2||FK Qarabag|
|25/06/22||FC Botosani||0 – 4||FK Qarabag|
FC Zurich’s Last 5 – WWWLL
|16/07/22||Young Boys||4 – 0||FC Zurich|
|09/07/22||VfB Stuttgart||3 – 2||FC Zurich|
|22/06/22||FC Zurich||3 – 1||FC Viktoria Köln|
|18/06/22||FC Zurich||3 – 2||Wil 1900|
|15/06/22||FC Zurich||11 – 0||FC Baden|
- Qarabag FK has scored 12 goals and conceded 5 goals in their last 5 matches
- 3 out of Qarabag FK’s last 5 games ended with Over 2.5 Goals
- 3 of Qarabag FK’s last 5 games ended in Both Teams Scored
- FC Zurich has scored 19 goals and conceded 6 in their last 5 matches
- 5 out of FC Zurich ’s last 5 games ended with Over 2.5 Goals
- 3 out of 5 FC Zurich’s last 5 games Both Teams Scored
Qarabag FK vs FC Zurich prediction
Both teams have scoring capabilities and are accustomed to taking the initiative in domestic competition, so we predict plenty of scoring chances at each end in this first leg. with the following pickings:
- BTTS – @2.05
- Over 3.5 @ 4.32
- Highest scoring half – 2nd @2.16