Preview: Qarabag vs Olimpija

Qarabag are playing Olimpija at the Play-Offs of Europa League on August 31.

Qarabag (also known as Karabakh, Qarabağ or ΚΑΡΑΜΠΑΧ) and Olimpija (commonly referred to as NK Olimpija Ljubljana or Olimpija Ljubljana) meet again 6 days after the Play Offs match which Qarabag won 0-2. Qarabag will be playing the match after a draw against Kapaz last Monday in Premier League which extended their unbeaten streak to 6 matches.

Olimpija are preparing for the match after 2 defeats in a row from Celje and Qarabag. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 7 consecutive matches now.

Recent Form:

Qarabag have played a draw with Kapaz in their previous match while Olimpija are on a losing streak – they have lost to Celje and Qarabag in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Qarabag have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 3, while Olimpija have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 2.


Qarabag have won 5 times (0-2 against Olimpija on 25th of August, 2-1 against Araz on 20th of August, 1-2 against HJK Helsinki on 18th of August, 3-0 against Turan Tovuz on 13th of August and 2-1 against HJK Helsinki on 11th of August) and drew once (1-1 against Kapaz on 28th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.


Olimpija have won twice (4-5 against Aluminij on 20th of August and 2-1 against Domzale on 12th of August) and lost 4 times (2-4 against Celje on 27th of August, 0-2 against Qarabag on 25th of August, 1-0 against Galatasaray on 16th of August and 0-3 against Galatasaray on 9th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team News:


Abbas Hüseynov (Unknown Injury) and Marko Vesovic (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Qarabag manager Gurban Gurbanov.


Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Olimpija manager Albert Riera doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.

Head-To-Head and Key Numbers

Qarabag and Olimpija have met 3 times since July 2018. Qarabag have won twice, 1 match ended in a draw. The most recent match between them took place on August 25, 2023 at the Play-Offs of Europa League where Qarabag won 0-2. Qarabag have scored 3 goals in these 3 head-to-head matches in total while Olimpija have scored 0.

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