Ludogorets vs Zalgiris Vilnius
UEFA Champions League 2017/18 – Second qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad.
The Bulgarians have a lot to save on Wednesday. If Ludogorets suffered an exit from Zalgiris it would be a disaster for a team planning to participate in CL regularly.
The home side is under the immense pressure. Zalgiris is not a weak team, but they are far from Ludogorets’ level and anything other than a victory would be a disaster for the Balkan side.
They visibly underestimated the opposition. Their leisurely approach catalyzed Zalgiris’ comeback but Ludogorets probably won’t repeat the same mistake again.
The Lithuanians had some time off after the victory in the first leg of the clash. They are flying high at the moment, but Bulgaria visit won’t be easy. Ludogorets’ supporters aren’t many, the stadium isn’t very acoustic, but they are insanely strong on the home turf.
Ludogorets vs Zalgiris: Head-to-head
The weather favored Zalgiris in the first leg, but despite the circumstances, Ludogorets were ahead 0-1 at the half-time. However, the Lithuanians fired back in the second half, creating a memorable comeback only five minutes before the 90-minute mark. Zalgiris’ striker Sernas was shown a yellow card twice so he will sit this one out.
Ludogorets vs Zalgiris Vilnius: Prediction
Ludogorets will attack from the start – they will be eyeing to secure the result in the first 45 minutes. Their attack is lethal. The trio Cafu-Marcelinho-Wanderson is playing together for a while now and many teams failed to immobilize them. As a team that was third placed in the last season’s Champions League group, failing to beat the Lithuanians would be a disaster. Zalgiris are likely to collapse under the pressure in the early stages of the match, so in the case of conceding early, they will be in the need of a goal – a situation where we can see plentiful of goals.
Ludogorets vs Zalgiris Vilnius: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Over 3 goals at the odds of 2.05
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 3-0 at the odds of 6.00.