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Neftçi will be taking on visiting club Sumgayit at Bakcell Arena in this Premyer Liqasi match on Sunday.
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Neftçi will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 4-0 Premyer Liqasi triumph vs Səbail.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Neftçi defence. Neftçilər have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their past 6 outings standing at 4. Nevertheless, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend will be sustained in this upcoming match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Neftçi:
- are winless against Sumgayit in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Last time out, Sumgayit drew 2-2 in the Premyer Liqasi tie with Keşlə.
A sequence of dependable displays by the Sumgayit defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 outings combined. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sumgayit:
- remain undefeated by Neftçi in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 27/04/2019, both clubs have shared the honours with Neftçi winning 2 of those games, Sumgayit 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A total of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 from Neftçilər and 9 belonging to Sumgayit. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: Neftçi
Neftçi manager doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match with a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Sumgayit
Due to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, Sumgayit manager Aykhan Abbasov has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Neftçi look likely to create enough chances to score more than one against Sumgayit, who could well find it tough to find the back of the net.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for Neftçi after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bakcell Arena (11,000)
Captain: Emin Mahmudov
Chairman: Kamran Guliyev
Competitions: Premyer Liqasi position 1