Our football match prediction:
By rolling over Dinamo Batumi in the double-header Jagiellonia set up a meeting with Qabala of Azerbaijan in the Europa League second qualifying round. The Polish side did well to score an away goal in Thursday’s football match against Qabala and they are now on a quest to defend their “slim lead” in front of home fans. Jagiellonia kicked off the new Ekstraklasacampaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Nieciecza and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Roman Grigorchuk’s troops. The Poles managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous four home games in the Europa League and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the return leg. Qabala have yet to kick off the new domestic campaign and seeing that Jagiellonia have been in a splendid form of late, we predict that the hosts will advance to the third round of the Europa League qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Qabala):
Gabala are one of the youngest clubs in Azerbaijan. The Dag canavari were founded on 3 July, 1995 under the name of Goygol and 11 years later they changed from Goygol to Gabala. It has to be noted that former Arsenal star Tony Adams was in charge of the club from 2010 to 2011. The English tactician was forced to quit his job due to family problems. Gabala have yet to win the Azerbaijan Premier League title, but they made it to the Azerbaijan Cup final in 2014, losing to Neftchi Baku on penalties in the title game. Gabala booked their place in the 2016/2017 Europa League group stages by beating Slovenian outfit Maribor in the two-legged tie. The club welcome their rivals at Gabala City Stadium. The venue was opened on 1 September, 2005 and the capacity of the stadium is 2000. Gabala play their home games in red shirts and black shorts, whilst the colour of their away kits is white.