Ludogorets vs CSKA Moscow
Date: Thursday, 19 September
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Ludogorets Arena (Razgrad).
Ludogorets will have to be content with the Europa ticket at hand, as they have failed to make it past the Champions League qualifiers for the fourth year in a row.
Nevertheless, the hosts have worked their way up the ranks and were able to reach the group stages, albeit only on the away goals rule, after their final playoffs with Maribor ended in a 2-2 scoreline.
In the domestic campaign, the squad are on a two-match winning streak and are the only team left in the ladder that are yet to taste defeat.
CSKA Moscow have got off to a fine start back in the Russian Premier League as well, and have been at the losing end no more than twice in their last nine games. The away side have been taking all the spoils for themselves in each of their previous three clashes in a row, two of which were on the road.
With both teams sporting fairly impressive statistics, you can certainly count on neither side to back down in this one.
Ludogorets vs CSKA Moscow Head to head (h2h)
The two sides have not previously locked horns in any competition.
Ludogorets vs CSKA Moscow Prediction
Although Stanislav Genchev’s men did hit the ground running with back to back wins, it needs saying that hosts have managed to pick up the win just once in their past four games on home soil.
Additionally, Ludogorets failed to find the back of the net in their last European clash at this venue and have scored no more than two goals from their previous three games here.
On the other hand, CSKA Moscow have come out on top in their last two outings in a row, and have admitted defeat just twice from their previous five trips on the road. Moreover as previously mentioned, the visitors are showing no signs of slowing down and will be making the maiden visit to Razgrad on the back of a three-match winning streak.
So the favorites to come away with the three points will have to be the Russian outfit. However, the home team have not been at the losing end in any of their last ten fixtures here. Taking into account that they have forced their foes to at least share the spoils with them in half of those clashes, backing a double chance is definitely the safest bet at the moment.
The hosts have not been able to rack up the goals tally in any of their recent clashes at home. Considering that CSKA Moscow have not been able to slot more than two goals in each of their last five outings as well, a low scoring clash with under 2.5 goals on charts is certainly in the reckoning.
Ludogorets vs CSKA Moscow Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or CSKA Moscow @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).