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Qarabağ are unbeaten at home this season and can dream of a high-profile Group J victory as Tottenham Hotspur make the 4,000km journey from London to Baku.

Richard Almeida after putting Qarabağ ahead at Spurs on matchday one
Richard Almeida after putting Qarabağ ahead at Spurs on matchday one ©Getty Images

Qarabağ FK will put their excellent 2015/16 home record to the test as they welcome Tottenham Hotspur FC in UEFA Europa League Group J.

• Spurs and AS Monaco FC will qualify together if they both win on matchday five.

Previous meetings
• Qarabağ took the lead at White Hart Lane on 17 September but Spurs recovered to triumph 3-1 in the sides' first encounter. It was Tottenham's first meeting with Azeri opponents and Qarabağ's maiden game against an English side.

Form guide
• Qarabağ are unbeaten in five European home fixtures this season (W2 D3). Ivan Cavaleiro's equaliser in Monaco's 1-1 draw on matchday four was the first European goal Qarabağ had conceded at the Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium this term.

• In ten games since Qarabağ entered 2015/16 UEFA Champions League qualifying, they have managed just eight goals and have only once scored more than one in a single match.

• Spurs are without a win in four European away games (D1 L3).

• This is Qarabağ's second UEFA Europa League group stage campaign. They narrowly missed the cut for the round of 32 last season, having become the second Azeri side to make it to a major UEFA group stage – after Neftçi PFK in 2012/13 – and the first to win a group stage game.

• In seven previous UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League campaigns, Spurs have only once failed to reach the round of 32 – in 2011/12.

Trivia and links
• The journey from London to Baku is just shy of 4,000km, meaning Spurs have the longest journey of all the sides in action on matchday five. It is also the longest trip they have ever made for a competitive game.

• Qarabağ are one of ten domestic champions in this season's group stage, along with KF Skenderbëu (Albania), APOEL FC (Cyprus), FC Viktoria Plzeň (Czech Republic), FC Midtjylland (Denmark), KKS Lech Poznań (Poland), FK Partizan (Serbia), Celtic FC (Scotland), Molde FK (Norway) and FC Basel 1893 (Switzerland).

• Qarabağ's Spanish midfielder Míchel played in England for Birmingham City FC in the 2010/11 season. He was an unused substitute when Birmingham held Spurs to a 1-1 home Premier League draw in December 2010.

The coaches
• Qarabağ's Gurban Gurbanov is his nation's highest scoring international with 14 goals in 67 Azerbaijan games and played club football in Russia and Ukraine as well as his homeland. Coach since 2008, the former forward has led Qarabağ to domestic titles in the last two seasons.

• Mauricio Pochettino has been manager of Tottenham since summer 2014, the former RSC Espanyol and Paris Saint-Germain defender brought to London after an impressive season at Southampton FC. He was capped 20 times by Argentina and featured at the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals.