Ace Football previews the Europa League round 1 match between Qarabag FK and Molde and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
The spotlight is on Qarabag FK and Molde, as the pair go looking to begin their Group H campaigns on a high. They face each other on Thursday at Tofiq Bakhramov Stadium in the Europa League.
Team form: Qarabag FK vs Molde
Qarabag FK Form
Qarabag FK went through a bit of everything in their last three matches, but started by drawing 1-1 with Olimpija Ljubljana. They then lost 2-1 to Saball before going on to defeat Sabah FK by 2-0. In their last six Europa League home matches, Qarabag FK have two wins, while they’ve drawn four and lost zero. They scored eight and conceded four goals.
Molde won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 2-1 against Galatasaray, before beating FK Haugesund 1-2. Another win followed, this time by 4-1 against Odds Ballklubb. Molde won twice, while also recording one draw, and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Europa League. The scoreline from these matches says 11 goals conceded and eight scored.
Betting stats for Qarabag FK and Molde
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Qarabag FK and Molde. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Qarabag FK have scored in 35 of the last 36 matches
- Qarabag FK have scored in 23 of the last 25 home matches
- In the last 9 Qarabag FK matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 7 Qarabag FK home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Qarabag FK have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
- Molde have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- Molde have scored in 13 of the last 15 away matches
- In the last 3 away matches in a row Molde played, both teams scored
- In 7 of the last 9 Molde matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 3 Molde away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Players to watch: Qarabag FK vs Molde
As the new Europa League season approaches, we can only make predictions about the players who will dominate the scoring charts for Qarabag FK and Molde. With that in mind, here are some key players we anticipate playing pivotal roles for their respective teams in the upcoming season.
Popular betting markets: Qarabag FK vs Molde
Qarabag FK did not lose any of their last six matches on home soil. The Azerbaijani team claimed six wins in the previous 10 matches at home, as well as drawing three and losing one. Molde won four of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost four of these matches.
Both teams to score
Qarabag FK scored the first goal of the match an impressive eight times in the last ten home games. Molde scored the opening goal in six of the last ten away from home. Both teams have scored in the last four away games Molde played.
Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Qarabag FK’s last ten matches. They scored an average of 1.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Molde, who managed to score 1.7 times in those matches. Qarabag FK scored at least once in their previous nine matches.
Qarabag FK vs Molde Prediction
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Qarabag FK and Molde seems like a decent opportunity for a prediction. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Europa League match.