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Sabah face off with guests Gabala at Bank Republic Arena in this Premyer Liqasi tie on Sunday.
Our Sabah v Gabala predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Sabah will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-0 Premyer Liqasi defeat last time out to Qarabağ.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Sabah have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Sabah have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals in the process. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, of course.
Their prior results show that Sabah:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their last fixture, Gabala drew 1-1 in the Premyer Liqasi match with Zira.
For 5 of the past six games featuring Gabala, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that period works out to a meagre 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by Dağ canavarı being 0.83.
Pre-game facts show that Gabala:
- have not won against Sabah when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 01/04/2019 shows us that Sabah have won 3 of these & Gabala 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Sabah and 6 created by Dağ canavarı. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
Team News: Sabah
Sabah manager Rövşän Babayev will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Gabala
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Gabala manager Elmar Bakhshiyev doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
Our feeling is that Sabah will do well to breach the defence of this Gabala side who we think will likely manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Gabala at full-time.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bank Republic Arena (13,000)
Captain: Ruslan Abışov
Chairman: Magsud Adigozalov
Manager: Rövşän Babayev
Competitions: Premyer Liqasi position 8