We offer a forecast for the Europa League match, in which Sumgait will host Shkendia 79 on August 27. Who will advance to the next stage? – the answer is in our material.
“ Sumgait ” is a team that is lucky in life. First, the team was able to get into the elite division after the collapse of the team of the winner of the First League. Since then, the club has shown modest results in the national championship.
In the last championship of the Azerbaijan Cup, it was declared invalid and Ayhan Abbasov’s wards got the right to play in the qualification of the Europa League, as a team that took fourth place, which few could count on.
In addition to the Cup, the national championship was completed ahead of schedule, in which the teams managed to play 20 games each, while the Blues won six victories and five world victories.
In the first round of the 2020/21 tournament, the hosts lost to Keshla (0: 1)
The three-time champion of North Macedonia last season, in which the teams managed to play 23 matches each, won 10 victories and five world matches. This set brought the “ red-blacks ” 35 points and the third position in the standings. It is impossible not to note the best performance indicator of the guests, who were able to hit the opponent’s goal 38 times.
After three rounds of the 2020/21 tournament, Katip Osmani’s wards have a draw and two victories, which has brought the first position, which the club shares with Shkupi and Sileks.
Doriev scored two of the five goals scored .
Shkendia 79 won 4 of their last 5 matches
Sumgait lost 4 of 5 last meetings
“Shkendiya 79” lost only 1 of the last 10 away matches away
Sumgait lost 2 of last 3 home matches
In all fairness, it should be noted that Sumgait ended up in the Europa League absolutely by accident. The team is going through hard times, especially since the Azerbaijani club is very far from the optimal form.
In our opinion, the team from North Macedonia looks more attractive. Most likely, a tough fight awaits us, which will bring a minimum of scoring chances, but the winning style is hard to predict.
Our prediction is the passage of “Shkendia” and we bet on this on the line of BC Marafonbet with a coefficient of 1.84