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Olimpija Ljubljana vs Qarabağ betting tips: Europa League play-off round first leg preview, predictions and odds

Olimpija Ljubljana vs Qarabağ odds and betting statistics



Olimpija Ljubljana vs Qarabağ match preview

Both the champions of Slovenia and Azerbaijan are guaranteed to feature in a major Europa-based group stage next month, but who will remain in UEFA’s second-tier competition?

For Olimpija Ljubljana, this is an historic achievement, given that they’ve never qualified for a group phase before.

To achieve this, João Henriques’ side overcame Valmiera and Ludogorets, the latter a big upset, before their Champions League dreams were shattered by Galatasaray in the previous round.

Nevertheless, the Dragons do come into this tie as slight underdogs, so will feel this home leg is must win.

As for Qarabağ, this is where they expect to be, having qualified for a group stage every single season since making their debut in 2014.

Similar to their hosts, the Horseman began this campaign by beating Lincoln Red Imps, before being dumped out of the Champions League by Raków Częstochowa in the second qualifying round.

So, will Qarabağ leave Stadion Stožice in a strong position, ahead of next Thursday’s return meeting in Bakı?

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