Olimpija vs Qarabag prediction, odds & betting tips 24/08/2023

Olimpija Ljubljana
24/08/23 - 19:00

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Olimpija Ljubljana - FK Qarabag

UEFA Europa League Qualifying - Stozice Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Olimpija vs Qarabag Top Two Betting Tips

Olimpija head into Thursday's Europa League playoff game against Qarabag determined to gain an advantage before the return leg. The ambitious Horsemen from Azerbaijan on the other hand have lots of experience in Europe and they seek another deep run in Europa League. 

Qarabag to Win

  • Qarabag come into this match on the back of 4 consecutive wins. 
  • Olimpija lost back-to-back games in Europe without even scoring. 
  • Olimpijas have lost 4 of their last 5 home Europa League matches. 

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Qarabag saw 7 of their last 9 matches in all competitions and produce at least 3 goals. 
  • Olimpija too were involved in high-scoring games in 5 of their last 6 outings. 
  • Olimpija also saw 8 of their last 9 home matches go over 2.5 goals. 

Olimpija vs Qarabag: Bookmakers & Odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Olimpija vs Qarabag.

Head to Head

24/08/23

UEFA Europa League Qualifying UEFA

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

0

2

18/07/18

UEFA Champions League Qualifying UEFA

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

0

0

11/07/18

UEFA Champions League Qualifying UEFA

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

0

1

Last Five - Olimpija Ljubljana

19/07/24

Slovenia Prva Liga Slovenia

NK Primorje Ajdovscina

NK Primorje Ajdovscina

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

0

2

W

13/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

CSKA 1948 Sofia

CSKA 1948 Sofia

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

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W

06/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Slovacko

Slovacko

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

1

3

W

02/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

FK Sarajevo

FK Sarajevo

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

0

1

W

26/06/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

FC Buzau

FC Buzau

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

0

2

W

Last Five - FK Qarabag

23/07/24

UEFA Champions League Qualifying UEFA

Lincoln Red Imps FC

Lincoln Red Imps FC

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

0

2

W

16/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Al Shabab Riyadh

Al Shabab Riyadh

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

2

5

W

16/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Slaven Belupo

Slaven Belupo

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

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1

W

09/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Viktoria Plzen

Viktoria Plzen

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

1

2

W

09/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

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Olimpija odds: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

Qarabag odds: 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

The bookies don’t have expected winners of this game with the win probability for both teams pretty similar – 35.7% for Olimpija and 38.1% for Qarabag. For more of our football betting tips, you should check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

Olimpija vs Qarabag Lineups and Last Match

Olimpija

Olimpija started their path in Europe this year in the Champions League. They caused an upset in their tie vs Ludogorets and progressed despite being seen as outsiders. However, their magic ended there and in the last round lost 0-4 on aggregate vs Galatasaray. Lost both matches against the Turks and never looked like scoring. 

Olimpija’s experience in Europe is very limited and the Slovenians have already exceeded expectations by reaching the playoffs so they are not feeling any pressure. 

The manager is having pretty much his best squad available. Only winger Raul Florucz nurses an injury and is set to miss. 

Predicted Lineup – Vidovsek (GK), Silva, Ratnik, Muhamedbegovic, Sualehe, Seslar, Doffo, Elsnik, Posavec, Sousa & Nukic

Qarabag

Qarabag also began their European adventure in the Champions League but there they suffered a dramatic early exit vs the Poles Rakow. The Horsemen are seasoned participants in Europe though and they regularly play in the group stage, with Qarabag also reaching the knockouts in 2 of the last 4 years. 

They eliminated the Finnish champions HJK in the previous qualifying round with consecutive 2-1 wins. 

Coach Qara Qaraev has been in charge for close to 20 years now so the Horsemen are a well-oiled machine when they get going. The squad is very experienced and the only absentee will be the injured centre-back Marko Vesovic. 

Predicted Lineup – Makhmammadaliev (GK), Bayramov, Mustafazade, Medina, Cafarqualiev, Jankovic, Almeyda, Andrade, Benzia, Zoubir & Xhixha

Starting Lineups

Olimpija Ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana
2
Jorge Silva
pt
69
Matevz Vidovsek
si
14
Marcel Ratnik
si
34
Agustin Doffo
ar
11
Saar Fadida
il
3
David Sualehe
pt
16
Ahmet Muhamedbegovic
at
99
Rui Pedro da Silva e Sousa
pt
10
Timi Elsnik
si
37
Pedro Lucas
br
Substitutes
22
Denis Pintol
si
23
Diogo Pinto
pt
9
Mustafa Nukic
si
15
Marko Ristic
si
33
Nemanja Gavirc
si
31
Zan Mauricio
si
77
Aldin Jakupovic
si
43
Aljaz Krefl
si
8
Justas Lasickas
lt
6
Mateo Karamatic
at
20
Nemanja Motika
de

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag
27
Toral Bayramov
az
15
Leandro Livramento Andrade
cv
6
Romao
br
81
Kevin Medina
co
8
Marko Jankovic
me
10
Abdellah Zoubir
fr
23
Luka Gugeshashvili
ge
7
Yassine Benzia
dz
44
Elvin Cafarquliyev
az
19
Redon Xhixha
al
13
Bahlul Mustafazada
az
Substitutes
20
Richard
az
99
Andrey Lunev
ru
5
Maksim Medvedev
az
1
Shakhrudin Magomedaliyev
az
2
Matheus Silva
br
4
Rahil Mammadov
az
17
Hamidou Keyta
fr
18
Juninho
br
83
Nihad Quliyev
az
11
Adama Diakhaby
fr

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Abdellah Zoubir

Qarabag’s French winger Abdallah Zoubir is a key player for the Horsemen. For several years now Zoubir has been leading Qarabag in terms of big chances created and shot attempts on target. 

Zoubir likes these games on the road where he can use his blistering speed often. We think that Zoubir will be a key factor in the coming match. 


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