Neftchi vs Yehuda for the Europa League qualifying match on Thursday at Bakcell Arena Stadium.
Exciting round in the Europa League with a duel between Azeris and Israelites. Neftchi thus welcomes Yehuda at their stadium in a match between two teams that are not usually in these competitions with favouritism on the side of Azerbaijan who has been having a great campaign.
Neftchi comes to this match after first eliminating Speranta in an effortless elimination with a 9-0 aggregate result and more recently Arsenal Tula with a 4-0 result, two impressive results and with an incredible 0 goals suffered so far.
This Azerbaijani team surprised a lot of people by eliminating Arsenal Tula without conceding a goal, and after winning both matches, they now face a team that, in my opinion, is more accessible than Tula.
Neftchi is a reliable team, especially at home having beaten Arsenal Tula even after winning their first hand away from home, which shows that this is an exciting team.
On the other side there’s Yehuda who comes to this competition after winning the national cup against Netanya on penalties and now comes to a knockout where, in my opinion, should have many difficulties against a good opponent.
This team of Yehuda is a team that even internally did nothing special and failed mainly away from home, which gives some signs of possible complicated game.
This is another round entirely within reach of Neftchi who has been having a great campaign. Playing at home where so far they have a perfect record, I believe the team should get a good result to take to the second round, which will surely be more complicated. So I will bet a win by the Azerbaijani.