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Torpedo Kutaisi vs Aktobe betting tips: Europa Conference League second qualifying round first leg preview, predictions and odds

Torpedo Kutaisi vs Aktobe odds and betting statistics



Torpedo Kutaisi vs Aktobe match preview

This tie is finely-poised, so Torpedo Kutaisi will be desperate to make home advantage count in the first leg.

The Georgian Cup winners overcame Sarajevo in the first qualifying round, coming through a penalty shootout after the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate.

Merab Gigauri’s 91st minute equaliser forcing extra time and then penalties at Gradski stadion Koševo.

Then, in the shootout, Torpedo scored all four of their spot-kicks, Mauro Caballero, Lasha Shergelashvili, Giuli Mandzhgaladze and Giorgi Kobuladze all holding the nerve, as they snuck through.

Torpedo did reach the play-off round five years ago, with Steve Kean’s team dreaming of a similar run this season.

Aktobe meantime have lost each of their last four European ties, dating back to a win over Georgian opposition, namely Dinamo Tbilisi, nine years ago.

The winners of this tie will take on CSKA Sofia or Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe in the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round.

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