Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Qarabag play host to Kairat Almaty at their Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in the Conference League round 3. Qarabag are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions, and they are seen as favourites to win their third group game. Brazil winger Kady, who scored a brace in the 4-1 win over Omonia, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Kairat, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-2 loss to Basel, and given their anything but good away record in European competitions, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Jose Kante, who represented Guinea in the October World Cup qualifiers. The two teams have never met before in European competitions.
Highlighted Player (Maksim Medvedev):
Maksim Medvedev is an Azerbaijan international who plays for Qarabag as a right-back. Born in Baku, back then Soviet Union, on September 29, 1989, Medvedev is a first-team regular at the Azerbaijan national football team.
He played an important role in the national team during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, but he scored his first international goal in a 1-0 win over Norway on October 8, 2016. Speaking of his club career, Maksim Medvedev is a product of the Qarabag football academy, and he continued playing for the Azeri giants at senior level. His main position is right-back, but he is used as both right midfielder and centre-back as well.
Medvedev made his debut in the Champions League group stages in a 6-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on September 12, 2017. The 175-cm tall footballer wears the No. 5 jersey at Qarabag, and his preferred foot is right.