Our football match prediction:
As expected, Jagiellonia of Poland demolished Dinamo Batumi in the two-legged tie. The Polish outfit scored five goals in the two-legged tie against the Georgian team, but Thursday’s football match against Gabala of Azerbaijan will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. It is well known that over the years a lot of money have been pumped up into Azeri teams and, it is no surprise Gabala booked their place in the Europa League group stages last term. Jagiellonia aim to make it to the group stages of the European competition for the first time ever and, no doubt, the visitors want this triumph more than the hosts. Anyhow, a close encounter appears on the horizon and we predict that the two sides are going to play out a draw in Thursday’s match. A man to watch in the away team will be Fedor Cernych, who scored in the 4-0 win over Dinamo Batumi.
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.