All you need to know about the Zira - Neftçi game:

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Competition: Azerbaijan Premier League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Zirə qəsəbə stadionu (1500 seats)

Zira will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 8 points behind Neftçi.

Insights:
  • Zira has the fewest conceded goals (7) at home in Premier League
  • Neftçi is in the best form (5-1-0)

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Zira form and stats

When playing at home in the Premier League, Zira, who have the fewest conceded goals (7) at home in Premier League, have managed 3 wins, 4 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 8 games.

Zira travelled for their previous game, a trip to Keşlə FK that ended 2-2. Before that, Zira drew at home versus Sabah.

Zira has scored 10 league goals at home this season, in 8 matches. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. From these home matches, Zira have conceded only 7 goals. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Neftçi form and stats

Neftçi, who have the most points (19) away in Premier League, have an excellent away record in the Premier League so far with 6-1-1 from 8 games. Impressively, the visitors are on a five-match winning run which they hope continue versus Zira. Neftçi has been amazing away for a time now, winning four in a row on their travels. The last time they went home with a point loss was against Sumqayıt.

E. Mahmudov scored in Neftçi's previous match, the home game against Qabala that ended 1-0. Prior to that result Neftçi won their away game at Qarabag. The scoreline was 2-1.

The end of the last match, against Qabala, was very satisfying as E. Mahmudov scored the winning goal deep into overtime.

Neftçi has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 14 goals from 8 games. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. It's not easy to score on Neftçi as they have only conceded 5 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Neftçi - Zira 0-0 played earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Zira won three games, four matches ended with a draw and Neftçi has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

NeftçiN. Ələsgərov
N. Ələsgərov
10 goals
ZiraD. Volkovi
D. Volkovi
7 goals
ZiraA. Ramazanov
A. Ramazanov
5 goals

Zira missing players

Neftçi missing players

Zira Neftçi
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
16 8 1 Played P 2 8 16
6 3 0 Won W 1 6 10
7 4 1 Drew D 1 1 3
3 1 0 Lost L 0 1 3
22 10 0 Scored S 4 14 21
18 7 0 Conceded C 1 5 16
81% 75% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 88% 88%
69% 62% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 62% 62%
50% 38% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 44%
38% 38% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 25% 19%
12% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 12% 12%
56% 38% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 44%
38% 50% 100% Clean Sheets C S 50% 38% 38%
25% 38% 100% Failed to Score F T 50% 25% 31%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 1.9 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2.2 2.2
5 0 0 Red cards R C 0 3 5
 
6.7 6 4 Shots (avg) S ( 6.5 8.5 9.7
3.5 3.1 1 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.1 3.9
34% 27% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 42% 33%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Neftçi has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Premier League
  • Neftçi has the most points (19) away in Premier League
  • Neftçi has the most scored goals (14) away in Premier League
  • Neftçi has the the best goal difference (+9) away in Premier League
  • Neftçi have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Neftçi have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded away.
  • Neftçi is in the best form (5-1-0)
  • Zira has the fewest conceded goals (7) at home in Premier League
  • Zira has the most clean sheets (4) at home in Premier League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Neftçi 16 10 3 3 21 16 8 4 2 2 7 11 8 6 1 1 14 5 5 33
2 Qarabag 16 8 6 2 38 13 8 6 0 2 26 8 8 2 6 0 12 5 25 30
3 Zira 16 6 7 3 22 18 8 3 4 1 10 7 8 3 3 2 12 11 4 25
4 Sumqayıt 16 6 5 5 20 20 9 3 3 3 10 8 7 3 2 2 10 12 0 23
5 Qabala 16 4 6 6 15 23 8 2 5 1 9 9 8 2 1 5 6 14 -8 18
6 Sebail 16 4 4 8 17 26 8 3 2 3 11 12 8 1 2 5 6 14 -9 16
7 Sabah 16 4 2 10 16 23 7 2 0 5 7 10 9 2 2 5 9 13 -7 14
8 Keşlə FK 16 3 5 8 15 25 8 1 3 4 8 11 8 2 2 4 7 14 -10 14