Qarabağ will face Sivasspor in Thursday’s forthcoming Europa League clash.
Our Qarabağ v Sivasspor tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Qarabağ will be looking for another win after a 6-1 Premyer Liqasi victory vs Sumgayit.
Matches involving Qarabağ have usually been absorbing ones of late with high scoring anticipated. Over their past six clashes, the sum of 26 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 19 of them being chalked up by Atlılar. That pattern won’t necessarily be sustained here, though.
In the game prior to this, Sivasspor drew 1-1 in the Super Lig match with Fatih Karagümrük.
The only scorer from Sivasspor was Arouna Koné (44'). Erik Sabo (86') scored for Fatih Karagümrük.
The stats don’t lie, and Sivasspor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. At the back, Yiğidolar have been far from perfect.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring the two was Europa League match day 3 on 05/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Sivasspor 2-0 Qarabağ.
On that day, Sivasspor had 32% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Caner Osmanpaşa (11') and Olarenwaju Kayode (88').
For their opponents, Qarabağ had 5 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Sandro Schärer.
Team News: Qarabağ
Qarabağ manager Qurban Qurbanov has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Sivasspor
Sivasspor boss Riza Çalımbay has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Mustapha Yatabaré (Corona virus), Fayçal Fajr (Corona virus), Muammer Yildirim (Corona virus), Sergiy Rybalka (Edema in the knee), Ziya Erdal (Corona virus), Olarenwaju Kayode (Corona virus) and Jorge Félix (Disrupted Calf Muscle) are those who can’t be considered. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Samba Camara, Ali Sasal Vural, Sergiy Rybalka, Baris Yardimci, Kerem Atakan Kesgin and Armin Djerlek.
We are of the inclination to think that Sivasspor and Qarabağ should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Azərsun Arena (5,800)
Captain: Maksim Medvedev
Chairman: Abdolbari Gozal
Manager: Qurban Qurbanov
Competitions: Premyer Liqasi position 1, Europa League (Group I), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)