Soccer single predictions for Qarabag vs Olimpija
Qarabag hosts Olimpija Ljubljana in a match rematch from the first qualifying round of the Champions League. The duel is on Wednesday, July 17, at the “Respublika stadionu” stadium in the capital of Azerbaijan Baku.
Azerbaijan champion Qarabag made an important step to the next stage in Champions League qualifiers after winning his visit to Ljubljana 1-0 last week. Midfielder Wilde-Donald Guerrier scored the only goal in the 79th minute. Haiti’s national goal was very important and brought a great advantage to Qarabag, who made a good advance before the rematch in Baku and now only has to lose Olimpija Ljubljana to qualify in the second preliminary round of the most prestigious club tournament of the Old continent.
Olimpija Ljubljana was not able to make it to his opponent’s goal in the home match. The Champion of Slovenia has had a lot of chances for a goal and will now have to play offensive on the draw if he wants to win. Ghanaian midfielder Issah Abass will miss the match after receiving a red card in the first match. The same applies to the Qarabag player – Qara Qarayev, who was expelled in the sequel to a second yellow card.
Last season, Qarabag qualified for the Champions League for the first time in its history. On their own pitch in the groups they won one point after a draw 0:0 against Atletico Madrid. In the qualifying, the hosts did not allow their own pitch in the matches with Kobenhavn, Sheriff and Samtredia. That is why Qarabag is the favorite for the victory in the upcoming match and is expected to record a second victory against Olimpija Ljubljana.
The Slovenian champion was eliminated in 2016 by Trencin in the second qualifying round of the Champions League, but is now unlikely to reach this stage of the tournament. In my opinion, Olimpija Ljubljana will lose that visit to Baku and will continue to participate in the qualifiers of the Europa League.