Antwerp vs Ludogorets
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Bosuil Stadion, Deurne.
Even though the odds were heavily against them when the competition started, team Antwerp are just one small step away from securing a spot in Europa League playoffs.
All they have to do is beat last-placed Ludogorets at home on Thursday night, so the result in match between LASK and Tottenham is completely irrelevant.
Domestic campaign has been a bit shaky in the last couple of weeks for squad from Deurne, but motivation is surely going to be huge. Besides prestige, 2nd stage also brings more than decent financial injection for the club.
As for their opponents, Bulgarian champions are nowhere close to form from previous seasons when they had good results in Europe.
Antwerp vs Ludogorets Head-to-head
The first head to head duel between these teams was played in round number one in Bulgaria. Antwerp were victorious, beating the opposition 2-1 FT. Goals were scored by Pieter Gerkens and Lior Rafaelov in the second half.
That was the only duel against Belgium team for Ludogorets, while Antwerp’s current record against Bulgarian clubs is two wins and one draw.
Antwerp vs Ludogorets Prediction
Ludogorets have lost every single Europa League group stage encounter so far, conceding 13 goals in just four duels. They have troubles keeping clean sheets even on the domestic scene. The team barely defeated Botev Vratsa in Razgrad during the weekend 2-1 FT. Strikers have been consistent when it comes to scoring though, scoring five times in UEL.
Antwerp have achieved massive success by beating Tottenham Hotspur in the second round. This is a squad which prefers more focus on defending and counter attacks. The current goal difference from four games is just 5-2.
When it comes to First Division A, Antwerp are sitting in 6th place with 22 points from 13 games. The stake is huge for them on Thursday night, and we believe they will achieve much needed victory.
Ludogorets have good offensive line though, so we don’t expect them to go down without firing one single bullet.
Antwerp vs Ludogorets Bet Tips
Home win & BTTS @ 2.87
Antwerp to score 3 goals or more @ 2.50.