Champions League 2nd Round Second Legs. Betting tips and previews of the most interesting matches scheduled on Wednesday 20 July.
Champions League 2nd round tips & preview
Astana, on last year, became the first Kazaki team to reach the group stage of Uefa Champions League
It is not going to be easy for them to repeat the challenge but the 0-0 draw in the 1st Leg vs Zalgiris in Lithuania sets Astana as favourite to progress.
Qarabag has aquired a decent international experience in the last few years: Azeri team has taken part to the last 2 Europa League editions facing blasoned teams such as Inter, St Etienne, Dnipro, Tottenham, Anderlecht and Monaco and often giving them hard times especially in Azerbaijan.
Qarabag is trying to get a place in the next Champions League and is clearly favourite to progress after the 2-0 home win over Dudelange on last week.
Dudelange is forced to adopt a very offensive approach but Qarabag is more skilled and should have the control of the game with ease.
Partizani Tirana has obtained a good 1-1 draw in their very first international appearance vs Fenecvarosi.
We suggest to trust the Hungarian side as they are favourite due to a solid internationl experience.
2016 will be remember as the year with lots of surprises in football: Leicester winning the Premier League and Portugal triumphant at Euro 2016 are the most resounding but in last week there was another example: the 1-0 win for Lincoln (Gibraltar) over the much more skilled and blasoned Celtic Glasgow (oh, Celtic coach is Brendan Rodgers sacked by Liverpool on last season...).
In the second match, anyway, Scottish side is clearly favourite and should not encounter troubles.
After the 1-1 draw in Ireland, Hafnarfjordur and Dundalk meet again in Iceland: both teams usually tend to stay on the defensive and we do not expect a pleasant match here: Under 2.5 very possible.
ASTANA - ZALGIRIS
HOME WIN (1.40)
DUDELANGE - QARABAG
QARABAG DOUBLE CHANCE (1.28) ; OVER 1.5 (1.30)
FENECVAROSI - PARTIZANI TIRANA
HOME WIN (1.38)
CELTIC - LINCOLN
HOME WIN HALF/FULL TIME (1.36); HOME WIN + OVER 2.5 (1.80)
HAFNARFJORDUR - DUNDALK
UNDER 2.5 (1.66); HAFNARFJORDUR DOUBLE CHANCE (1.38)