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Champions League match preview: Qarabağ versus Molde

Champions League betting and spectator preview: Qarabağ and Molde meet at AEK Arena - George Karapatakis to measure strength and learn who makes it to the next stage.

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There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

9-4-4 (wins/draws/losses). These are the numbers for Molde when playing away games on grass, which is not the surface they have on their own home stadium (which has artifical turf). Their goal statistics from those 17 matches are 29-17 (scored/conceded).

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Molde, who are travelling more than 4500 kilometers to play this game.

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Qarabağ form and stats

This is not the first game this season in the Champions League for Qarabağ, as the manager Q. Qurbanov led his troops to eliminate Sheriff and Sileks, and reach the 3rd Qualifying Round. Qarabağ participated in Champions League the last season, where they reached the 3rd qualifying round and lost against APOEL.

Qarabağ have collected 3 points from their Premier League home games so far after 1-0-0. In general it's been a long time since Qarabağ tasted defeat here at AEK Arena - George Karapatakis, as they have taken at least one point from their last 20 home games in the league. Qarabağ haven’t lost a league-game in ten attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Sumqayt, 299 days ago.

Qarabağ are confident in defense, having played 763 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Qarabağ drew their last game, 0-0 away at Kesl FK. Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Sheriff.

At AEK Arena - George Karapatakis, Qarabağ has the goal stats of 2-0 (for/against) from 1 league fixture.

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Molde form and stats

The traveling awayteam has defeated Celje and KuPS in order to reach 3rd Qualifying Round of Champions League. Last season their Europa League adventure ended in the play-offs.

The story so far for the visiting team on their Eliteserien travels is 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats. It's all red in the travel logs of Molde, having lost four matches in a row as the visiting team.

Molde are travelling again after losing away to Viking in their previous match (2-3). Ahead of that match was the victory versus Celje at their stadium, the result 2-1.

It's a bit worrying for Molde that their goalkeeper Andreas Linde made six saves in the Viking game last time out, but still couldn''t prevent the loss.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Molde in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Molde, two draws and zero defeats.

Molde has another fixture away, a Eliteserien game, against Vålerenga in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Molde are regular goalscorers on their travels. As for defending, Molde rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 15 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

MoldeL. James
L. James
7 goals
MoldeE. Hussain
E. Hussain
6 goals
MoldeO. Omoijuanfo
O. Omoijuanfo
6 goals

Qarabağ missing players

Molde missing players

Competition: Europe Champions League
Competition: Wed 16.September
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: AEK Arena - George Karapatakis (1000 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bodø / Glimt 16 14 2 0 56 18 7 7 0 0 27 6 9 7 2 0 29 12 38 44
2 Molde 17 11 1 5 45 20 8 7 0 1 24 5 9 4 1 4 21 15 25 34
3 Odd 16 10 1 5 29 18 9 6 1 2 19 12 7 4 0 3 10 6 11 31
4 Rosenborg 16 8 4 4 29 15 9 5 3 1 21 10 7 3 1 3 8 5 14 28
5 Kristiansund 16 7 6 3 33 21 7 4 2 1 20 10 9 3 4 2 13 11 12 27
6 Vålerenga 16 7 5 4 22 22 7 4 3 0 13 8 9 3 2 4 9 14 0 26
7 Brann 16 6 4 6 21 22 8 2 3 3 11 9 8 4 1 3 10 13 -1 22
8 Haugesund 16 6 3 7 17 23 9 4 1 4 12 14 7 2 2 3 5 9 -6 21
9 Stabæk 16 4 7 5 21 25 8 2 3 3 7 9 8 2 4 2 14 16 -4 19
10 Viking 16 5 4 7 24 30 8 3 2 3 16 14 8 2 2 4 8 16 -6 19
11 Strømsgodset 16 5 4 7 23 32 8 3 2 3 12 15 8 2 2 4 11 17 -9 19
12 Sarpsborg 08 16 5 2 9 18 25 9 4 1 4 11 9 7 1 1 5 7 16 -7 17
13 Sandefjord 16 5 1 10 17 29 8 3 1 4 7 11 8 2 0 6 10 18 -12 16
14 Start 17 3 6 8 18 34 9 3 4 2 11 12 8 0 2 6 7 22 -16 15
15 Mjøndalen 16 4 2 10 13 26 7 2 0 5 5 10 9 2 2 5 8 16 -13 14
16 Aalesund 16 1 4 11 21 47 8 1 2 5 12 25 8 0 2 6 9 22 -26 7

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Qarabağ 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2 Neftci 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
3 Kesl FK 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
4 Qabala 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 Zira 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
6 Sebail 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
7 Sumqayt 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
8 Sabah 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bodø / Glimt 16 14 2 0 56 18 7 7 0 0 27 6 9 7 2 0 29 12 38 44
2 Molde 17 11 1 5 45 20 8 7 0 1 24 5 9 4 1 4 21 15 25 34
3 Odd 16 10 1 5 29 18 9 6 1 2 19 12 7 4 0 3 10 6 11 31
4 Rosenborg 16 8 4 4 29 15 9 5 3 1 21 10 7 3 1 3 8 5 14 28
5 Kristiansund 16 7 6 3 33 21 7 4 2 1 20 10 9 3 4 2 13 11 12 27
6 Vålerenga 16 7 5 4 22 22 7 4 3 0 13 8 9 3 2 4 9 14 0 26
7 Brann 16 6 4 6 21 22 8 2 3 3 11 9 8 4 1 3 10 13 -1 22
8 Haugesund 16 6 3 7 17 23 9 4 1 4 12 14 7 2 2 3 5 9 -6 21
9 Stabæk 16 4 7 5 21 25 8 2 3 3 7 9 8 2 4 2 14 16 -4 19
10 Viking 16 5 4 7 24 30 8 3 2 3 16 14 8 2 2 4 8 16 -6 19
11 Strømsgodset 16 5 4 7 23 32 8 3 2 3 12 15 8 2 2 4 11 17 -9 19
12 Sarpsborg 08 16 5 2 9 18 25 9 4 1 4 11 9 7 1 1 5 7 16 -7 17
13 Sandefjord 16 5 1 10 17 29 8 3 1 4 7 11 8 2 0 6 10 18 -12 16
14 Start 17 3 6 8 18 34 9 3 4 2 11 12 8 0 2 6 7 22 -16 15
15 Mjøndalen 16 4 2 10 13 26 7 2 0 5 5 10 9 2 2 5 8 16 -13 14
16 Aalesund 16 1 4 11 21 47 8 1 2 5 12 25 8 0 2 6 9 22 -26 7

Qarabağ Molde
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 12   Played P   10 25
11 6   Won W   5 18
9 6   Drew D   1 1
5 0   Lost L   4 6
37 17   Scored S   23 68
22 7   Conceded C   16 29
84% 83%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
64% 58%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   100% 92%
44% 33%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   100% 84%
32% 25%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   60% 56%
8% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   30% 44%
44% 42%   BTTS BTTS   80% 64%
52% 58%   Clean Sheets C S   20% 36%
20% 17%   Failed to Score F T   0% 0%
 
6.4 6.7   Corners for (avg) C F   4.7 6.1
2.7 2.4   Corners against (avg) C A   5.6 4.9
1.8 1.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.9 1.6
3 2   Red cards R C   2 2
 
232 141   Total Shots T S   132 308
100 58   Shots on Target S O   45 120
31% 28%   Goal Efficiency G E   51% 50%

Molde:
Bookie Qarabağ Draw Molde

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The UEFA Champions League is the major international club football tournament in Europe. The competition begins already in late June and lasts for almost a year, ending with the final played in late May or early June. After several qualifying rounds the group stage is where the “true” Champions League begins for many viewers. Eight groups with four teams each battle through six rounds to qualify for the knock-out phase. Then a round of 16, quarterfinals and then semifinals needs to be won before a place in the final is secured.