Espanyol – Ludogorets, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ESPANYOL - LUDOGORETS
Machin will need time in Espanyol. Immediately after defeating Ludogorets in the last round of the Europa League, Espanyol took a valuable victory over Levante as a guest, but were later defeated by Athletic Bilbao 0-3 and converted by Valencia at home 1-2. They did not play badly with the bats in the last game. The Spanish side certainly look much more to La Liga surviving than good performance in Europa League, but that does not prevent them from play better than Ludogorets in Razgrad.
The Eagles definitely showed no bad mood after this loss. They took two wins against Tsarsko Selo and Beroe and now the difference from them to the 2nd in the ranking in Bulgaria is 7 points. However, their two wins at the start of the Europa League certainly do not guarantee them anything. The situation in the group is quite complicated at the moment. We think that the Eagles will be smart and will be pleased even with draw in the situation.
Expert view : Espanyol is a favorite in all games in this group. For CSKA Moscow it is clear that they have completely written off the Europa League, and Ludogorets and Ferencvaros simply are not as strong as Espanyol. In addition, the format of the championships was many times different from that of many teams in Europe. Espanyol is one of those. Just Spanish teams are always very strong in Europe. We bet on Espanyol to score in the 2nd half at 1.62.
ESPANYOL TEAM NEWS
Lopez (5/0 D) is Suspended. Calleri (6/0 F) is Out. Marc Roca (12/1 M) and Ferreyra (8/1 F) are Doubtful.
LUDOGORETS TEAM NEWS
Goralski (11/0 M), Keseru (11/9 F). Renan (5/0 Gk) and Grigore (6/0 D) are Doubtful