Teams: Neftchi Baku
Topaz Premier League 2013-14
Azerbaijan league starts next month and my prediction with analysis for this year.
3. Neftchi Baku
6. Inter Baku
Karabakh. Looks solid as usual, and they developed their weak offense with nice signatures. I'm sure team will end up in top 3, they barely missed title last year and Gurban will be seeking gold this season.
Neftchi. Obviously, Boyukagha's men ain't going to give up that easy. I can see Neftchi in top 3 but winning title this year will be very hard. Key question: How well Neftchi's defense and offense have been improved?
Gabala. Yuri Semin made good transfers by inviting very tehnical players. Gabala have good potential, it just need discipline and good strategy. They are darkhorses of the season, and team produce anything: from epic failure to total glory.
Inter Baku. As more years pass, Inter even though solid for the league, weak in Eurocups (partly due bad luck), they are losing their sharp edge. I expect team to finish on 4th place.
Baku. I've heard Pantic is very strict with training and already released few lazy players. He brought few rejects from Bandovic's team, however team look very bleak. I expect another wasted season.
Khazar. John Toshack used to be big name but his work getting smaller. Khazar despite big promises are on brink of another horrendous season.
Simurq. Last year, they were surprise of the season but I can't see their breakthrough this year.
AZAL. Mediocre team. Reduction of their budget twice, ain't going to change things to positive and Vagif Sadygov doesn't look like a magical man who can pull glory train.
Revan. Team with no aim. They will finish in 7th place, if they are lucky. The chances of this club's dissolvment by end of the season are very high.
Sumgayit. Raab's exit is good news for Sumgayit but Agil Mammadov doesn't look experienced. Mahmud Gurbanov is better choice. Smells like relegation.
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Last edited by AzeriWolf; July 25th, 2013 at 17:34.