Qarabağ and Villarreal meet at Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika stadionu, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head.
The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group I after a defeat in their debut in this group stage, against Maccabi Tel Aviv, by (1‑0). The team comes to this match after a away draw against Zira by (0‑0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Qarabağ won 6, drew 2 and lost 2.
Qarabag comes to this match after a 0-0 draw away from home, against Zira. As the “enemy” of this performance, Qarabag usually plays 4-3-3, favoring a more cautious and disciplined style of play, where the three most advanced men are Patrick Andrade, Romero and Owusu. The two great qualities of the home emblem are the way it manages to create goal situations and also the discipline it presents in the defensive moment. Coach Qurban Qurbanov should be able to count on all the players for this performance.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of Group I after a victory in its debut in this group stage, against Sivasspor, by (5‑3). The team comes to this match after a draw away with Cádiz by (0‑0). In the last 10 away matches played for all competitions, Villarreal won 4, drew 2 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
Villarreal enters this performance after a 0-0 away draw, on the trip to the Cádiz stadium. The formation led by Unay Emery usually operates in a tactical system in 4-3-3, where the three players who occupy the most advanced line are Paco Alcácer, Moi Gómez and Kubo. It should be noted that one of the great qualities of Villarreal are the counterattacks, and they have excellent players in this regard. The visitors’ coach should have five absences for this game, all due to injury: Gerard Moreno, Dani Parejo, Alberto Moreno, Pervis Estupiñán and Soufiane Chakla.