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Dundalk and Qarabag set for a close encounter

23 July 2019 | Champions League | Preview
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Dundalk and Qarabag set for a close encounter

On Wednesday night, Dundalk and Qarabag go head-to-head at Oriel Park in the first leg of the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

Both teams had relatively tight ties in the first qualifying round. Dundalk made it through by beating Latvia opponents Riga on penalty kicks after both legs of their tie finished goalless.

Qarabag’s qualification was slightly more convincing, as they saw off Albanian outfit Partizani Tirana 2-0 on aggregate, with the first leg finishing goalless before Azerbaijani side won the second leg 2-0 on home soil. This clash should offer both sides a bigger challenge than their last matches in the competition.

When it comes to Champions League experience, the visitors certainly have the upper hand here. In fact, they have become mainstays of the early rounds of the competition.

In 2017, they even made it through to the group stages, where they faced the likes of Chelsea, Roma and Atletico Madrid, picking up highly creditable draws against Diego Simeone’s team.

They have also been very hard to beat in the Champions League of late, as the visitors have suffered just one defeat in their last eight European outings.

Qarabag have built their relative success in this competition on keeping things tight in defence, which has contributed to under 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last nine games in the Champions League.

Despite having a stellar domestic record in recent seasons, Dundalk have struggled for results in this competition. The Irish team has now failed to win any of their last six games in the Champions League in regulation time.

The home side has though drawn their last five games in the Champions League in 90 minutes. Just like the visitors, their recent matches in this competition have been low-scoring, as all of their last six matches in the Champions League have produced under 2.5 goals.

Forebet predicts that this game will follow in the low-scoring trend and produce a goalless draw, which will have come as little surprise considering the two sides recent history in the Champions League.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
1 X 2
Champions League | 2nd Qualifying Round
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Dundalk FCKarabakh Agdam
24/07/2019 20:45 GMT
294625 X 0 - 0 1.40 17° 2.86 0.17
FT
1 - 1
(0 - 1)

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Group A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Paris St. Germain 16 6 5 1 0 17 2 15
2. Real Madrid 11 6 3 2 1 14 8 6
3. Club Brugge 3 6 0 3 3 4 12 -8
4. Galatasaray SK 2 6 0 2 4 1 14 -13
Group B
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Bayern München 18 6 6 0 0 24 5 19
2. Tottenham 10 6 3 1 2 18 14 4
3. Olympiakos Pireus 4 6 1 1 4 8 14 -6
4. FK Crvena Zvezda 3 6 1 0 5 3 20 -17
Group C
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 14 6 4 2 0 16 4 12
2. Atalanta Bergamo 7 6 2 1 3 8 12 -4
3. Shakhtar Donetsk 6 6 1 3 2 8 13 -5
4. Dinamo Zagreb 5 6 1 2 3 10 13 -3
Group D
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Juventus FC 16 6 5 1 0 12 4 8
2. Atlético Madrid 10 6 3 1 2 8 5 3
3. Bayer Leverkusen 6 6 2 0 4 5 9 -4
4. Lokomotiv Moscow 3 6 1 0 5 4 11 -7
Group E
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 13 6 4 1 1 13 8 5
2. SSC Napoli 12 6 3 3 0 11 4 7
3. RB Salzburg 7 6 2 1 3 16 13 3
4. Racing Genk 1 6 0 1 5 5 20 -15
Group F
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. FC Barcelona 14 6 4 2 0 9 4 5
2. Borussia Dortmund 10 6 3 1 2 8 8 0
3. Inter Milano 7 6 2 1 3 10 9 1
4. Slavia Praha 2 6 0 2 4 4 10 -6
Group G
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. RB Leipzig 11 6 3 2 1 10 8 2
2. Lyon 8 6 2 2 2 9 8 1
3. SL Benfica 7 6 2 1 3 10 11 -1
4. Zenit 7 6 2 1 3 7 9 -2
Group H
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Chelsea 11 6 3 2 1 11 9 2
2. Valencia CF 11 6 3 2 1 9 7 2
3. AFC Ajax 10 6 3 1 2 12 6 6
4. Lille OSC 1 6 0 1 5 4 14 -10

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