Qarabag vs Dundalk | Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds (30.07.2019)

Qarabag vs Dundalk | Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds (30.07.2019)


The second legs of the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round will close down this Wednesday 31st July. The Irish champions Dundalk travel to Baku, Azerbaijan, where they will meet Qarabag as huge minnows to qualify for the next round following a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg at Oriel Park in Dundalk.  

Qarabag – Dundalk

  • 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round
  • Dalga Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Wednesday 31st July
  • 18:00 UK Time
Payout Ratio

Qarabag News & Form

Logo Qarabag FKThe Horsemen eliminated the Albanian champs Partizani 2-0 on aggregate in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. They won the second leg at home 2-0 and completely outplayed their rivals in both games.

The new season of the Azerbaijani Premier League hasn’t started yet, but the Horsemen seem to be playing in a solid form. Midfielders Filip Ozobic and Dani Quintana scored a goal each against Partizani, while the manager Gurban Gurbanov doesn’t have any injury problems among his squad.

Dundalk News & Form

DundalkThe Lilywhites have been playing in an excellent form lately and are undefeated in 20 games in a row in all competitions, recording 15 wins and five draws in the process. Likewise, they have won seven of their previous nine contests on the road along with a couple of stalemates.

Dundalk is topping the Irish Premier Division at the moment, while the Lilywhites eliminated the Latvian champs Riga FC on penalties in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. Striker Patrick Hoban is the team’s top goalscorer with 13 goals in 27 appearances, while winger Michael Duffy added eight goals. The manager Vinny Perth can count on all his players.

Qarabag vs Dundalk Head to Head

The last week’s first leg was the first head-to-head duel between Qarabag and Dundalk. Qarabag took the lead in the 4th minute of the first half thanks to Mahir Emreli’s goal, while Patrick Hoban scored the equalizer in the 78th minute of the game. Dundalk kept the ball in possession for 55% of the time and took ten shots on goal, while Qarabag had 16 shots towards Dundalk’s net.

Betting Odds and Predictions: Qarabag v Dundalk

Although Dundalk is unbeaten in 20 straight contests, Qarabag is a firm favourite to qualify for the third round. You can take the Horsemen at 1/4 odds to eliminate Dundalk with Bet365, while the Lilywhites are 11/4 minnows to reach the next round. Qarabag is a 4/7 favourite to win the second leg with Ladbrokes that offers 13/5 odds on a draw and 6/1 odds on Dundalk.

When it comes to the totals, BetVictor offers 6/4 odds on the over 2.5 goals, while the under pays 11/20. The bookies expect to see a tight battle and would be surprised if both teams manage to find the net, so William Hill offers 6/4 odds on both teams to score in the second leg. Also, a draw at halftime is set at even odds with Betfair.

Our Qarabag vs Dundalk Betting Tip

The Horsemen are a better team on a paper, and I think they will prove it on the field. The visitors have to score if they want to proceed to the next round, needing to win the second leg or to earn a high-scoring draw. If we see another 1-1 stalemate, the game will go to extra time.

However, Qarabag likes to play through counter-attacks, and the hosts can sit back and wait for their chances. If the Horsemen break the deadlock, I’m pretty sure they will easily win this clash. Therefore, I suggest you take Qarabag to win at 4/7 with Ladbrokes, but if you want greater wages, go with the hosts to cover a one-goal handicap at 13/8 odds with William Hill. 

Payout Ratio