On Wednesday night, Ferencvaros will travel to Qarabag FK in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round matchup.
For the eighth time in 2021–22, Qarabag won the Azerbaijan Premier League, securing their place in the first round of the 2022–23 Champions League qualification. In the first round of this season's competition, they outperformed Lech Poznan 5-2 on the road to triumph, and in the last round, they defeated Zurich 5-4.
33-time Hungarian champions Ferencvaros finished 11 points ahead of the competition last year, securing their place in the first round of this year's European Cup qualification. They defeated Tobol 5-1 overall in the first round, but they had to overcome a deficit to defeat Slovan Bratislava 4-1 away from home the previous time around to proceed to this round of the competition.
The opponent will be hosted by Karabakh at home, which will provide difficulties for several rivals. Karabakh are adept at surprising opponents and are familiar with every hiccup in its home ground. It was wise to choose the hosts' triumph with a safety net.
Pick: Qarabag (0) in AH