Sporting vs Qarabag Prediction & Tips
Sporting begins its European League campaign Thursday when it hosts Azerbaijan, Qarabag, Estadio Jose Alvalade. The hosts compete for better performance than in the previous season when they stopped in the quarterfinals after a double-handed match with Atletico Madrid which ended with a defeat of 1-2 in the overall.
Sporting started the new season with limited ambitions after players like Gelson Martins or Wiliam Carvalho left the team this summer. However, the team seems completely new and hopeful for her fans if we compare it to the previous season. The Sporting have somehow managed to keep some important names in the team, including Bas-Dost scorer and are ready to attack the league’s title again.
On the other hand, the Qarabag disappointed their supporters in the third round of qualifying for the Champions League groups when they were eliminated by Belarusian champion BATE Borisov. However, the Azerbaijan unfortunately washed through the victory with a score of 3-1 against the Sheriff Moldovans, thus obtaining a ticket in the phase of the Europa League group. They were impressive in the home match with Sheriff, who was disputed on their own ground, when they managed to score 3-0 and return the deficit of a goal in the tournament, when the Moldavians won 1-0.
Qarabag scored a 1-0 victory at Sumqayit in the 3rd round of the domestic championship. Now it is ranked 3th with 7 points in the first 3 stages.
The Thursday evening will be the first direct encounter between the two teams.
Sporting – Qarabag FREE TIPS
Sporting – Win @ 1.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90