Zorya Lugansk – CSKA-Sofia, Europa League
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ZORYA - CSKA
Zorya passed the test in Sofia, making them a favorite for the rematch. Compared to Croatian Osijek, who was eliminated from CSKA with penalties, the Ukrainians are a little better. In addition, their shape is strong. They win easily and hardly allow goals. This is a problem for CSKA as the Reds find it difficult to deal in attack. Zorya does not have a very good record in their home matches in the Europa League, however.
CSKA should try to be creative in attack. They rely mainly on Evandro. If he is well kept, no doubt the reds will have a difficult task. They also had a derby with Ludogorets on Sunday, finishing 0-0, which was expected. It would be a huge success for CSKA to break into the Europa League groups. They chase a mandatory goal here if they want any chance of moving forward.
Expert view : It is difficult for us to rely on CSKA in such situations. Osijek beat them in the rematch, even though the Reds played well, and now we expect the same to happen to Lugansk. Still, it’s a team that has played with teams such as Hertha, Bilbao, Manchester United, etc. over the years and beat some of those teams. Nevertheless, we will make sure with the forecast and give the Zorya to win either half win at 1.55.
CSKA have only scored in 2 of their last 8 away games in LE
ZORYA TEAM NEWS
Zauri Makharadze (0/0 GK) is out. Artem Gromov (2/0 M) is under question.
CSKA TEAM NEWS
Nikolay Bodurov (2/0 D), Stoycho Atanasov (2/0 D), Ruben Pinto (2/0 M) are out.