On Thursday, in the “CSKA Arena”, we have the match CSKA Moscow vs Ludogorets in the Europa League. Hosts need a win if they want to have a chance for the “best”.
CSKA Moscow – moment form, latest results, statistics
CSKA Moscow has two consecutive victories in the championship, climbing to the third position in this competition, with 33 points accumulated in 17 rounds, 25-16 goalscoring. In the final stage, TSKA passed Samara, on its own ground, score 1-0. The only goal of the match was scored by Vlasic in the second half. Croatia has achieved seven successes in the championship and is the scorer of the TSKA. As far as the European route is concerned, Goncharenko’s boys are only in the last place in Group H, with a single point won in four games, a 0-0 win over Ferencvaros. There are four defeats in the last 15 home games, two of them coming in the EL group.
Ludogorets – moment form, latest results, statistics
Ludogorets does not have much to worry about in Bulgaria, being in the first position, with 45 points in 17 rounds, goalkeeper 28-6. He does not have the best attack, but he has the safest defense. In the last stage, passed, at home, Plovdiv score 2-1. Moti, Keseru and Grigore were the starters. Ludogorets is good in the group of EL, with six points in four games, in second place, but comes after a heavy defeat at Espanyol, score 0-6. But the guests played in 9 people since the 36th minute, after the eliminations of Forster and Goralski. Obviously, both will be missing in this dispute from Moscow.
CSKA Moscow vs Ludogorets Picks
To have the chance to go further, the Russians must win and hope that Espanyol will not lose in Hungary. The referee of the match will be Danish Kehlet, who has shown at least 5 cards in the last four European matches in which he was at the center. A bit surprising for a “knight” of the Northern whistle. In the tour, when Ludogorets won 5-1, there were only three yellow cards. I think the situation will be different in return, considering that this dispute can be decisive for both groups. In the victory, the guests pass if Ferencvaros does not win (hard to believe that the Bulgarians would lose the last match of the group to the difference of 4 goals).
Our Prediction: Over 2.5