Ludogorets take on the visitors Zalgiris in the first leg of UEFA Europa League qualification finals. The match will be played on Thursday, August 18th at Huvepharma Arena (Razgrad).
Ludogorets are left without the Champions League again. The "Orlite" are unconditionally the strongest club in Bulgaria. Here, taking the next champion title has long become a formality, a mandatory program. The main thing is to shoot in international tournaments. Sometimes it was possible to break into the group stage of the Champions League. Now the Bulgarian grand also qualified quite solidly. Back in the first part of July, Sutjescu was passed (2-0 at home, 1-0 in Niksha). Then they coped with Shamrock Rovers, after a devastating 3-0 at home, allowing themselves to concede in Ireland 1-2. But nothing happened with Dinamo Zagreb, they lost in both matches. They also received 3 “reds” in Croatia - now it will come back to haunt.
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Zalgiris was able to surprise. The "Green-Whites" are a real football giant of their country. In addition to the glorious history, also in the current segment, again regaining the status of No. 1 in Lithuania. At the same time Zalgiris did not shine, especially at the international level. This summer can already be seen as quite successful. If Ballkani managed to get through only in the penalty shootout, after draws in Kosovo and at home, then the Balts shocked many by knocking out Malmö (1-0 in Sweden, 2-0 in Vilnius). The next opponent also represented Scandinavia, but this time he did not leave even a fraction of a chance. Bodo/Glimt thrashed the opposition 5-0 at home, after which he complacently allowed Zalgiris to say goodbye to the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at home.
Relatively recently, in 2017, the sides played each other in the Champions League qualification. Then the clubs exchanged effective home victories, but Ludogorets was better in this regard: 4-1 against 1-2. Ludogorets, even with the line-up problems that they invented for themselves, are stronger than Zalgiris. So this match suggests betting on the home team with a handicap of "-1 goal".
Prediction for the match: Ludogorets to win with -1.0 handicap.