EUROPA: Champions League - Qualifiers
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+2)
During two evenings (Tuesday and Wednesday) on the 15-16th of August in ten European cities will start the opening meetings of the fourth last round of Champions League qualifiers. On the line are the direct berths to the autumn group stage. And that is why the forthcoming two-matches round will give a definite answer what ten clubs will become the opponents of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, Juventus, Manchester City, Chelsea, PSG and other grandees of the continental football at the group stage for the next few months.
Qarabağ (the head coach Gurban Gurbanov)
We propose to your attention the first meeting of current champions of Azerbaijan and Denmark that will be held at the Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium in Baku. During two last rounds of qualifiers Qarabağ has devastated Samtredia, Georgia - - 6:0 (5:0 and 1:0), and then during rather tough struggle for victory had won over Sheriff, Moldova - 2:1 (0:0 and 2:1).
Copenhagen, Denmark (the head coach Ståle Solbakken)
But this time the opponent of Qarabağ will become the club of absolutely different, European level of game that is a constant participant of the main EUFA tournament. The team of Ståle Solbakken has also met with two rivals. These were Žilina, Slovakia - 4:3 (3:1 and 1:2) and Vardar, Macedonia - 4:2 (0:1 and 4:1).
With Žilina the Lions had played with the results of the first meeting and during the return leg against Vardar Federico Santander, Andrija Pavlović, Ján Greguš and others have destroyed their opponent.
The obvious favorite of the whole two-matches meeting is considered to be Copenhagen. Prior to the first meeting bookmakers propose 1.52 for the fact that the champion of Denmark will reach the group tournament. But we see the different order of the numbers that are proposed for the first meeting of the teams in Baku. And here, as we think, the most actual is the bet on the scored goals.
Qarabağ – 2.60, draw – 3.20, Copenhagen –2.75;
teams to score (yes) - odds 2.10 Bet365