Sumqayit vs Shkendija Prediction
Sumqayit vs Shkendija prediction comes ahead of their Europa League qualifications clash on Thursday, 27th August 2020, at Kapital Bank Arena in Sumqayit. Let’s take a look at the match preview as we try to provide the best betting tips and correct score prediction for this tie.
Sumqayit vs Shkendija Betting Tips
Sumqayit last season finished 4th on the table of Azerbaijan national league with 23 points from 20 matches. A few days ago 2020-21 season started in this country and Sumqayit lost at home 1-0 against Keshla in the opening round. Sumqayit is a team that has problems to put the ball into the net, last season they scored just 24 goals in the league.
This team was active during summer, so they signed players like Tellur Mutallimov, right back from Zira, Ali Ghorbani, forward from Sepahan and Karam Sultanov, centre-back, who last season played for Kaspiy Aktau in Kazakhstanian league. Sumqayit left players like Shahriyar Aliev, Aleksey Isaev, Amir Agayev, and Mehdi Sharifi. I still feel that this team should add little more attacking power, so I expect them to sign more players during this transfer window.
Shkendija last season finished 3rd on the table of North Macedonian league with 35 points from 23 matches. Shkendija had a good defense last season, as they allowed just 20 goals in the league. 2020-21 season in North Macedonia started more than two weeks ago and Shkendija won seven points from three matches. In the last match, they won 1-0 away from home vs Makedonija GP.
Shkendija during summer signed good players like Egzon Bejtulai, Ljupco Doriev, and Antonio Pavic. The team left a few solid players (Gledi Mici, Agim Ibraimi, and Ardin Dallku), so Shkendija is on the same level like last season.
Teams from North Macedonia have a lot of problems in European cups away from home, as they won just 12 matches on the road since 2010-11 season.
Sumqayit vs Shkendija Correct Score Predictions
Shkendija is a maybe a better team overall, but at Kapital Bank Arena in Sumqayit, they will have hard task to qualify for the next round. I think that this match should be pretty even, so draw is very possible. My prediction is a 1-1 draw.