Azerbaijani “Neftchi” and Macedonian “Shkupi” will meet face to face within the qualifying round of the Europa League on 27 August. In our forecast, we have prepared a promising bet on this meeting.
Baku “Neftchi” , which was once the flagship of Azerbaijani football, in recent years ceded this title to “Karabakh”. The last national championship was never completed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Karabakh was declared the champion, and Neftchi, second in the standings with an 8-point lead, won the silver medal.
At the moment, only one round has been played in the new championship that has begun. At home, Baku residents beat Sumgail 2: 1, and both goals were scored by nominal defender Namig Alasgarov.
Škupi were fifth in the previous North Macedonian championship when the championship was interrupted for obvious reasons. The season was never over, and the championship was declared unplayed. As a result, the Skopje club got a ticket to the Europa League in 2018/19, when it finished fourth.
In the new season, the team managed to play three matches: a draw with Shkenlia 2: 2 and victories over Macedonia 3: 1 and Belasica 2: 0. “Shkupi” still shares the first place in the table with “Sileks” and “Shkendia”.
Neftchi has not lost in eight official matches in a row
“Neftchi” never lost in the home games of the national championship last season
“Shkupi” was not inferior in the last six official matches
Bookmaker companies, judging by the quotes, are unanimously predicting a passing victory for the home team. However, the Macedonian club is also far from being a newcomer to European competition, and, I think, will be able to impose a struggle for the next round. We believe that if the Bakuvians win, then with a difference of no more than one goal. We suggest making a bet on such an outcome.
Our forecast is a handicap (+1.5) on Shkupi , for which 1XBet gives a coefficient of 1.79