|Game||APOEL vs Qarabag|
APO -0.5 Total: 2
This is the final Qualifying round of the Champions League, where APOEL from Cyprus will host Qarabag from Azerbaijan in the first leg on Tuesday. Both teams have been great in the previous qualifying rounds but there is only room for one in the Champions League group stage.
Qarabag have played two qualifying rounds so far, eliminating Partizani and Dundalk. In the first match against Partizani they played for a goal-less draw on the road before beating them by 0-2 at home. In the previous round they played for another draw on the road, a 1-1 against Dundalk, before winning by 0-3 in the second leg to move on. But Qarabag have not been very strong on the road lately, with two draws in their two away matches in the Qualifiers.
APOEL were really good in the previous round of the Qualifiers, as they won both matches against Sutjeska. After a 1-0 win on the road, they doubled their wins with a nice 0-3 at home to comfortably move on. APOEL have been great at home lately, losing just one of their last ten (5-1-4). Moreover, they have won four of their last five, keeping clean sheets in each one and scoring a total of 14 goals in those wins.
APOEL have some solid experience playing in the Qualifiers and they have also made deep runs in the past. Qarabag are not a weaker side but they will have a tough time in the first leg on the road. I don’t expect to see a lot of goals here, but APOEL should definitely have the upper had regarding the win.