Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Gabala City Stadium will host Thursday’s Conference League qualifier between Gabala and Omonia. The hosts were undefeated in pre-season, with the team sharing the spoils with both Sabah Baku and Orenburg, while beating Gostivar in their last warm-up game. New signings Bilel Aouacheria and Lucas Africo are likely to make their Gabala debuts against Omonia, while both Fares Abu Akel and Zurab Ochigava should miss out with injuries.
Omonia, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Aris in the Cyprus Super Cup. Since Gabala are tough to beat at home ground, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. As for the away team, Ukraine international Roman Bezus should be recalled to the starting XI after coming off the bench in the Super Cup defeat. The two teams meet for the first time in the competition.