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The Premyer Liqasi fixture at Bakcell Arena on Saturday will see home team Neftçi lock horns with opponents Gabala.
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Neftçi, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Premyer Liqasi success against Qarabağ.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that there has been much resilience in the Neftçi backline. Neftçilər have been stingy, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their past six games standing at 4.
Taking a look at their past results, Neftçi:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Gabala in their last 7 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Gabala come into this game following on from a 2-0 Premyer Liqasi win versus Keşlə in their last match.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Elmar Bakhshiyev's Gabala have found the back of the net 8 times, earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Coming into this meeting, Gabala have not registered a win against Neftçi in away games against them for the last 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 05/05/2019 shows that these fixtures have been miserable for Gabala. They have not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Neftçi have been superior, beating them in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
An aggregate of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 17 of them from Neftçilər and 4 belonging to Dağ canavarı. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
Team News: Neftçi
Neftçi manager Roberto Bordin will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game with a completely injury-free squad available to choose from. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Anton Kryvotsiuk, Vojislav Stankovic, Mamadou Kane and Omar Buludov.
Team News: Gabala
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Gabala manager Elmar Bakhshiyev has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
Our assessment is that Neftçi look likely to create enough chances to score more than one when they come up against Gabala, who may well struggle finding the net themselves.
Our tip is for a pretty comfortable 2-0 win for Neftçi at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bakcell Arena (11,000)
Captain: Emin Mahmudov
Chairman: Kamran Guliyev
Manager: Roberto Bordin
Competitions: Premyer Liqasi position 1