CSKA Moscow – Ludogorets, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR CSKA - LUDOGORETS
CSKA Moscow have no doubt written off the Europa League this season. This is not only shown by their tournament results, which could have been much better if the team played in a concentrated and serious manner. The motivation of the Russians is not at the level of the Europa League, because they have other priorities. However, they have chances to qualify at least at paper, because Ludogorets are 6 points and Ferencvaros with 5. As far as CSKA form is concerned, it is not bad at all.
Ludogorets, typically in their own style, try to kill any intrigue in the championship early in the season. The difference between them and the second one, Levski, is already 7 points as the Eagles won by 2-1 the former 2nd, Loko Plovdiv, in the Efbet League round. It is very important for Ludogorets to advance in the Europa League as well. After the shocking 2 devastating victories that started the groups, the Eagles were dropped to the ground by Espanyol, but cannot afford to lose today.
Expert view : We will bet on the guests because their form is good, but more importantly, their motivation is much greater than that of CSKA Moscow. Ludogorets just have priorities. These priorities relate to qualifying, while CSKA have no similar commitments. With the exception of a 0-6 loss to Ludogorets from Ferencvaros, the Eagles have been performing very well in their visits to the Europa League recently. Prediction – Ludogorets +0.5 AH at 1.75.
Ludogorets has only 1 loss in their last 7 away games at LE
CSKA Moscow have only 1 win in their last 8 home games in LE
CSKA TEAM NEWS
Doubtful: Cedric Gogoua (4/1 d) Out (injuries/other): Victor Vasin (4/0 d), Dmitry Efremov (2/0 m) Suspended: Kirill Nababkin (5/0 d)
LUDOGORETS TEAM NEWS
Doubtful: Stephane Badji (10/0 m) Out (injuries/other): Jorginho (12/3 f) Suspended: Rafael Forster (6/0 d), Jacek Góralski (11/0 m)