Match Time:7/10/2019 23:30 Wednesday(GMT+8)
Partizani Tirana: Four disappointed games ( Recent Form: W L D D L )
Skenderbeu Korca became the first Albanian club to qualify for the Europa League group stage in 2015, before the club were struck by UEFA as a result of match-fixing and betting fraud, and the club was excluded from the European Cup. In a sense, Partizani Tirana profited from this verdict in the national championship. Last season, Partizani celebrated the first league title in 26 years. Overall, it was for the third most successful club in the country title number 16. Only the hated archrival KF Tirana and Dinamo - also from the capital - have won with 24 and 18 even more championships. Master-maker Skender Gega resigned after the success. His successor is the Italian Franco Lerda. According to bookmakers, Partizani Tirana is not a favorite against Qarabag Agdam as the odds show. Partizani was subordinated to the Albanian army during communist times and thus led by the Ministry of Defense. The past few years have been marked by failure and financial difficulties. In 2001, the club descended into the second Albanian league, 2011, the glorious club was suddenly only third-rate, but managed in the episode, however, directly the march back into the top flight. Loyal companions were always the fans. The Ultras Guerrils are among the most feared in the country. For the first time in three years, fans and the team are now experiencing Champions League football again - albeit only in qualifying. There, the Albanians are outsiders. However, they will not do it easy for the guest from Azerbaijan, which is why, between Partizani Tirana and Qarabag Agdam, our forecast in a tip to less than 2.5 goals sees good chances of success.
Qarabag: Three good games in a row ( Recent Form: W L D W D )
Qababag Agdam has always been in the group stage of a UEFA competition for the past five seasons. In addition to four Europa League group stage participations succeeded in the season 2017/18 by participating in the premier class of the biggest coup in club history. The home games for "The Riders" for years have been held far from home in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. There, Qarabag matured to become the country's most successful club. Last season, the sixth championship title was celebrated in series. Only one title is still missing to match record champion Neftchi Baku (eight titles). Nevertheless, "The Riders" would rather celebrate their triumphs in the actual home of Agdam. But more than 25 years ago, the club had to emigrate to the 250 kilometers away capital. The reason for this is the conflict in the border region of Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan. An occasion why, for example, a few weeks ago Gunners star Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to skip the European League final in Azerbaijan due to security concerns. The upswing of Qarabag is closely linked to the financial start of the state-owned food company Azersun. Thanks to their money Agdam celebrates national and international successes. Almost as important for the club is coach Gurban Gurbanov. The 47-year-old has now been coaching for eleven years and was instrumental in each title win. In the only eight teams counting Premyer Liqasi Qarabag lost in the last two seasons only a total of five games. That's why "The Riders" also regularly travel to Europe as a favorite, as Partizani Tirana against Qarabag Agdam let us know the odds and our forecast alike. Currently, the club is trying to find a new keeper, flashed a few days ago, however, with a 200,000-pound bid for keeper Vaclav Hladky in the Scottish first division St Mirren.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, although playing at home, Tirana Partizani has a hard time getting good results against Qarabag. The capital and bravery is something that the home team cannot compare with.
Partizani Tirana VS Qarabag
Pick: Qarabag -0.5