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The Premyer Liqasi game at Zirə Olimpiya kompleksi stadionu on Sunday will see home side Zira lock horns with Qarabağ.
All Zira v Qarabağ match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Zira are hoping to win again following a 1-2 Premyer Liqasi success versus Səbail.
For Zira, the scorers were Dimitrios Chantakias (5') and Sərtan Taşqın (33'). Aghabala Ramazanov (13', 65') was the scorer for Səbail.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Zira have taken part. Their opponents scored 8 times in these games whereas Zira managed a tally of 8. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Qarabağ will go into the encounter following a 3-0 Europa League win with the downing of Nantes in their most recent game.
In that game, Qarabağ managed 60% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. For Qarabağ, the goalscorers were Owusu Kwabena (60'), Abdellah Zoubir (65') and Marko Janković (72'). At the other end, Nantes had 12 shots on goal with 4 on target.
In their previous half-dozen outings, Qarabağ have amassed a total of 14 goals. Qarabağ have also managed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have had 7 goals go against them.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings going back to 09/03/2021 shows us that Zira have won 0 of these games and Qarabağ 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
In all, 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 2 for Qartallar and 9 created by Atlılar. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The last league contest between these clubs was Premyer Liqasi match day 26 on 08/05/2022 when it ended Qarabağ 0-0 Zira.
Team News: Zira
The Zira manager does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Qarabağ
Thanks to a mainly available squad, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the Qarabağ manager Gurban Gurbanov to be concerned with. Kevin Medina (Leg Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the opinion that Zira will need to apply a lot of pressure to breach the defence of this Qarabağ team who we think should score & stay on top.
We’re going for a good tussle with a 0-1 advantage for Qarabağ at full-time.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Zirə Olimpiya kompleksi stadionu (1,500)
Captain: Kamal Bayramov
Chairman: Natiq İsmayılov
Competitions: Premyer Liqasi position 4