Our match prediction:
Dalga Arena in Baku will host the match between Qarabag and Slovan Liberec. The Azerbaijan outfit impressed in a 3-0 win over Goteborg and thanks to the triumph they made it to the Europa League group stages. Qarabag have been scoring goals for fun of late and considering that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that they are going to make life difficult for Slovan Liberec in Thursday’s football match. The Czech side outplayed AEK Larnaca in the two-legged tie and it has to be noted that they managed to keep a clean sheet in previous three games in the Europa League. Slovan Liberec are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in their opener and there is every chance we will see a low-scoring affair at Dalga Arena. The two teams face each other for the first time ever in European competitions.
Highlighted Team (Slovan Liberec):
Slovan Liberec are a professional football club that participate in Czech First League. The club were founded in 1958 and they won their first domestic trophy in 2002. The Modrobili won the national championship in 2006 as well, with the team finishing the season five points clear of second-placed Mlada Boleslav. Six years later Slovan Liberec clinched their third domestic trophy, leaving the likes of Sparta Prague and Viktoria Plzen behind them in the standings. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Czech outfit made it to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 2002, but they failed to make life difficult for star-studded Borussia Dortmund in the two-legged tie. The Modrobili welcome their rivals at Stadion u Nisy and the capacity of the stadium is 10 000. The venue was built in 1933, but it was renovated on two occasions (1995, 2001). Slovan Liberec play their home games in blue and white kits and the colour of their away kits is blue.