Kukesi vs Qarabag – UEFA Champions League: Kukesi and Qarabag face off this Wednesday afternoon in Shkodër
On a match counting towards the 1st leg of the 2nd qualifying round for the Champions League.
Kukesi finished in 2nd place of the Albanian league with 63 points conquered, thanks to a record of 18 victories, 9 draws and 9 losses.
Their goals’ average tells us that they counted with 61 goals scored and 41 goals conceded, presenting an average of 2.8 goals per match.
Curiously, Kukesi was more productive away from home, where they were able to get 34 points, the best visiting record in the league, although they also have a fairly positive record at home.
On the previous round, they have eliminated Valletta, drawing both matches, 0-0 at home and 1-1 in Malta.
Qarabag finished in 1st place of the Azerbaijani league with 65 points conquered, thanks to a record of 20 victories, 5 draws and 3 losses.
When it comes to goals, they counted with 37 goals scored and 13 goals conceded, which results on an average of 1.8 goals per match.
Their record at home was similar to their record away from home, getting almost the same amount of points playing on both conditions.
On the previous tie, Qarabag has eliminated Ljubljana, drawing 0-0 at home and winning by 1-0 in Slovenia.
Kukesi vs Qarabag – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the previous tie, we have seen that all of Kukesi’s and Qarabag’s matches had 2 or less goals scored, and therefore, I believe that trend will maintain itself here.
The two teams defend very well, only conceding a goal each on the previous round.
I remind that the “Under 2.5 Goals” line was a winner in all of Qarabag’s last 6 matches.
The fact that both of these teams are strong defensively and that this is a 1st leg encounter might result on very few goal scoring occasions and promote more caution from both sides.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Under 2.5 goals||