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FK Qarabag - Bayer Leverkusen predictions and free betting tips [07/03/2024]

Soccer
UEFA - Europa League
FK Qarabag
FK Qarabag
Home
07.03.2024, 17:45
2 : 2
2:2 (2:0)
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
Away
Handicap2 (-1)
Odds: 1.58Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0

Today within the frame of the first 1/8 final match of the Europa League, "Qarabagh" will host Bayer Leverkusen on their home ground. While the "pharmacists" racked up a maximum of 18 points in Group H, the black-and-whites have already bypassed "Braga" in the preliminary round of the play-offs.     

Qarabag

Qarabag has reached the 1/8 finals of the Europa League for the first time in its history, managing to gather 10 points in Group H and surpass "Molde" and "Helsingborg". Notably, it was during the play-offs that the Azerbaijani club really shone, producing a striking performance in the first match against "Braga" (an away win with a score of 2:4). In the second match, the hosts lost 0:2 in the main 90 minutes, but then managed to score two goals by Mateus Silva and Nariman Axundzada in the closing minutes of extra time (1:2). The Azerbaijan Championship is coming to an end, and with a 23-point gap from the second place, it's hard to imagine how Gurban Gurbanov's pupils won't secure their 11th national title. In the past weeks, Qarabag claimed two sweeping victories over "Gabala" (0:4) and "Neftchi" (1:4). However, the team has only won one of the last four home games.   

For the black-and-whites, only defender Medina is injured, while midfielders Almeida (direct red card) and Romao, and defender Kafarkuliav have accumulated too many yellow cards and are suspended. Yakovich, Zubir (6 goals this season) and Juninho (15 goals in 25 championship matches) – some of the heroes of the first match against "Braga" – are sure to start on Thursday. Not to forget the experienced Benzema (9 goals), Frenchman Keita (6), forwards Andrade (7), Bayramov (7), and local young talent Axundzada (4). The team's head coach, Gurban Gurbanov, recently visited Bayer's base to study Xabi Alonso's working methods and now the 51-year-old specialist aims to outdo one of Europe's most sought-after coaches at the moment. 

Bayer

Of course, many accolades have already been bestowed upon Bayer Leverkusen, which continues to amaze fans from weekend to weekend not only with their results but also with their vibrant style of play. Xabi Alonso's pupils have achieved 34 victories in the current campaign – for instance against "Mainz" (2:1) and "Cologne" (0:2) over the past weekend – and continue to increase their lead over Munich's "Bayern", which lags behind the "pharmacists" by 10 points, striving for a historic first title for the club. The sending-off of the "goats" forward Yan Thillmann in the 14th minute influenced the course of the match, and "Bayer" managed to snatch three points thanks to precise shots by Jeremy Frimpong and Alex Grimaldo. As we mentioned earlier, the Germans impressed (6/6 victories) in the group stage of the Europa League and reached the 1/8 finals for the third year in a row. 

Their best result in this tournament was achieved last year, when Leverkusen lost to "Roma" in the semi-finals. The Germans can rely on the return of Palacios and Augusto to the main group, unlike Bonfica, who's sidelined for more than a month with a groin injury. Otherwise, Alonso is unlikely to spring any surprises in the starting line-up. Grimaldo (9 goals, 8 assists) and Frimpong (8 goals, 6 assists) remain the most productive full-backs in Europe, and both will be covering their flanks on Thursday. In midfield, Hofmann (5 goals, 5 assists) and Wirtz (5 goals, 10 assists) along with Tella (4 goals, 1 assist) prove their worth, with the experienced Patrick Schick holding down the centre-forward spot. 

Head to Head

The teams met each other in the group stage of the current LE season, and then "Bayer" came out on top twice: 0:1 and 5:1. 

Match prediction: Qarabag – Bayer

Qarabag was an underdog in the previous round as well but surprisingly knocked out Braga. Now they are facing a different level of opponent – Bayer is having a phenomenal season and pounding teams in all the tournaments. The visitors have a six-match winning streak, and there are no personnel problems. Considering the difference in the players' class and experience, it's reasonable to bet on the "pharmacists" victory with a -1 handicap. 

Match Events

Juninho
8
'
Y. Benzia
1 - 0
26
'
Juninho
2 - 0
45
'
46
'
J. Frimpong
58
'
G. Xhaka
58
'
F. Wirtz
70
'
F. Wirtz
2 - 1
80
'
J. Stanisic
M. Silva
80
'
80
'
P. Schick
N. Akhundzade
84
'
R. Xhixha
90
'
A. Isayev
90
'
90
'
P. Schick
2 - 2
FK Qarabag
Bayer Leverkusen

Match Statistics

FK Qarabag
Bayer Leverkusen
34
Ball Possession
66
12
Shots
10
6
Shots off target
6
6
Shots on target
4
0
Counter Attacks
0
3
Corners
8
1
Offsides
2
7
Fouls
12
1
Yellow cards
0
0
Red Cards
0

Formation

FK Qarabag
Qarabag
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
shirt
Lunev
shirt
Vešović
shirt
Mustafazada
shirt
Huseynov
shirt
Bayramov
shirt
Andrade
shirt
Janković
shirt
Andrade
shirt
Benzia
shirt
Zoubir
shirt
Vieira
shirt
Kovar
shirt
Kossounou
shirt
Tah
shirt
Tapsoba
shirt
Grimaldo
shirt
Tella
shirt
Palacios
shirt
Andrich
shirt
Adli
shirt
Hložek
shirt
Iglesias

Team Lineup

FK Qarabag
Qarabag
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Andrey Lunev
Goalkeeper
99
avatar
Marko Vešović
Defender
29
avatar
Bahlul Mustafazada
Defender
13
avatar
Bədavi Huseynov
Defender
55
avatar
Toral Bayramov
Defender
27
avatar
Patrick Andrade
Midfielder
66
avatar
Marko Janković
Midfielder
8
avatar
Leandro Andrade
Midfielder
15
avatar
Yassine Benzia
Midfielder
7
avatar
Abdellah Zoubir
Midfielder
10
avatar
Juninho Vieira
Forward
18
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
avatar
Matej Kovar
Goalkeeper
17
avatar
Odilon Kossounou
Defender
6
avatar
Jonathan Tah
Defender
4
avatar
Edmond Tapsoba
Defender
12
avatar
Alejandro Grimaldo
Defender
20
avatar
Nathan Tella
Midfielder
19
avatar
Exequiel Palacios
Midfielder
25
avatar
Robert Andrich
Midfielder
8
avatar
Amine Adli
Midfielder
21
avatar
Adam Hložek
Forward
23
avatar
Borja Iglesias
Forward
9

Substitute Players

FK Qarabag
Qarabag
avatar
Amin Ramazanov
Goalkeeper
89
avatar
Luka Gugeshashvili
Goalkeeper
23
avatar
Kevin Medina
Defender
81
avatar
Abbas Hüseynov
Defender
30
avatar
Matheus Silva
Defender
2
avatar
Maksim Medvedev
Defender
5
avatar
Alexey Isayev
Midfielder
24
avatar
Hamidou Keyta
Forward
17
avatar
Nariman Akhundzade
Forward
90
avatar
Redon Xhixha
Forward
19
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
avatar
Niklas Lomb
Goalkeeper
36
avatar
Lukáš Hrádecký
Goalkeeper
1
avatar
Josip Stanišić
Defender
2
avatar
Piero Hincapié
Defender
3
avatar
Jonas Hofmann
Midfielder
7
avatar
Gustavo Puerta
Midfielder
32
avatar
Jeremie Frimpong
Defender
30
avatar
Granit Xhaka
Midfielder
34
avatar
Florian Wirtz
Midfielder
10
avatar
Patrik Schick
Forward
14

Injured Players

FK Qarabag
FK Qarabag
avatar
E. Cafarquliyev
Red Card
avatar
J. Romao
Yellow Cards
avatar
K. Medina
Injury
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
avatar
Arthur
Tendon Injury
avatar
V. Boniface
Groin Injury
Questionable
Miss

Recent Games

FK QarabagFK Qarabag
Azerbaijan: Premier League
03.03
2024
Neftci Baku
1
Qarabag
4
w
Azerbaijan: Premier League
28.02
2024
Gabala
0
Qarabag
4
w
Azerbaijan: Premier League
25.02
2024
Qarabag
2
Sumqayit
0
w
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
22.02
2024
Qarabag
2
Braga
3
l
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
15.02
2024
Braga
2
Qarabag
4
w
Azerbaijan: Premier League
11.02
2024
Qarabag
3
Sabah Baku
3
d
Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Cup
08.02
2024
Qarabag
3
Sabah Baku
4
l
Bayer LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Germany: Bundesliga
03.03
2024
FC Koln
0
Bayer Leverkusen
2
l
Germany: Bundesliga
23.02
2024
Bayer Leverkusen
2
Mainz
1
w
Germany: Bundesliga
17.02
2024
Heidenheim
1
Bayer Leverkusen
2
l
Germany: Bundesliga
10.02
2024
Bayer Leverkusen
3
Bayern Munich
0
w
Germany: Dfb Pokal
06.02
2024
Bayer Leverkusen
3
Stuttgart
2
w
Germany: Bundesliga
03.02
2024
Darmstadt
0
Bayer Leverkusen
2
l
Germany: Bundesliga
27.01
2024
Bayer Leverkusen
0
B. Monchengladbach
0
d
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Head-to-head Statistics

FK Qarabag
FK Qarabag
0
Win
0
Draw
2
Win
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
09.11.2023
-
UEFA Europa League
Qarabagh
0
0 : 1
Bayer Leverkusen
1
26.10.2023
-
UEFA Europa League
Bayer Leverkusen
5
5 : 1
Qarabagh
1

Team Comparison

FK Qarabag
Qarabag
vs
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
Azerbaijan
Country
Germany
Baku
Venue City
Leverkusen
Q. Qurbanov
Coach
Xabi Alonso
1950
Founded
1904
Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika stadionu
Venue Name
BayArena

UEFA - Europa League

FK Qarabag
Qarabag
vs
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
1
Rank
1
23
Win
25
4
Lose
0
3
Draw
5
83
Goals Scored
75
29
Goals Conceded
20
9
Clean Sheet
15

Goal Statistics

Qarabag
12
14.5%
9
10.8%
11
13.3%
15
18.1%
15
18.1%
21
25.3%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Bayer Leverkusen
7
9.3%
9
12.0%
10
13.3%
16
21.3%
17
22.7%
16
21.3%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Avg First Goal Scored
Qarabag
31m
Bayer Leverkusen
35m
Avg First Goal Conceded
Qarabag
54m
Bayer Leverkusen
37m
Avg Goals Per Game Scored
Qarabag
2.77
Bayer Leverkusen
2.5
Avg Goals Per Game Conceded
Qarabag
0.97
Bayer Leverkusen
0.67

Trophies

FK Qarabag
FK Qarabag
Premyer Liqa (Azerbaijan)
Winner10
2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014, 1993
2nd Place4
2020/2021, 2012/2013, 1996/1997, 1993/1994
Winner7
2021/2022, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2008/2009, 2005/2006, 1993
2nd Place3
1999/2000, 1997/1998, 1995/1996
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
Bundesliga (Germany)
2nd Place5
2010/2011, 2001/2002, 1999/2000, 1998/1999, 1996/1997
Winner1
1978/1979
Winner1
1992/1993
2nd Place3
2019/2020, 2008/2009, 2001/2002
2nd Place1
1993/1994
2nd Place1
2001/2002
Winner1
1987/1988

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