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Gabala face off with visiting team Neftçi at Qəbələ Şəhər Stadionu in this Premyer Liqasi tie on Sunday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Gabala v Neftçi, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Gabala will be hoping for a better result after the 3-1 Premyer Liqasi losing effort in their last game against Keşlə.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Gabala have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Dağ canavarı have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals on the way.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Qarabağ in Premyer Liqasi competition, Neftçi and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The strike force from Neftçi have had real problems scoring goals over their previous 6 encounters, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those matches, Neftçilər have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 8. Even so, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern will be sustained here in this match or not.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings going back to 15/03/2019 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Gabala. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever while Neftçi have dominated them, getting wins in 67% of those matches played.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Dağ canavarı and 14 created by Neftçilər. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
Team News: Gabala
Gabala boss Elmar Bakhshiyev does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Neftçi
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Neftçi manager Roberto Bordin has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
We’re envisaging that Gabala will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this Neftçi lineup who we think will likely score & stay on top.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Neftçi when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Qəbələ Şəhər Stadionu (4,500)
Chairman: Fariz Najafov
Manager: Elmar Bakhshiyev
Competitions: Premyer Liqasi position 7