Zrinjski Mostar vs Ludogorets Preview and Predictions

Zrinjski Mostar vs Ludogorets Razgrad
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Pecara (Siroki Brijeg).

Zrinjski Mostar vs Ludogorets Analysis for Prediction

  • Ludogorets took a narrow 1-0 win from the first leg and must be the favorites to progress to the play-off at the expense of Zrinjski Mostar.
  • The Bosnians are no pushovers and this is a fair assessment, their only problem is the lack of a genuine match winner.
  • Zrinjski haven’t lost a home game in all competitions since February 2018, but this is a game played outside their home venue.
  • On top of that, the visiting Bulgarians have a strong away record in Europe, lost just 2 of the last 12. They must end up preserving the lead here.

Zrinjski Mostar vs Ludogorets Razgrad Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score & Over 2.5 goals at (8/5) 2.60 odd.
  • Ludogorets to win @ 3/5 (1.60).

All Analysis and Tips for Second Leg Europa League fixtures compiled by Aron Wright. Below, you may find the preview for first leg of the corresponding tie.

Zrinjski Mostar vs Ludogorets Razgrad Match Preview

Ludogorets shockingly fell to Hungarian Mol Vidi in the second qualifying round of Champions League, failing to find the back of the net at all over two legs there.

Such result was even more shocking knowing they’ve previous bagged as many as nine goals in two legs with Northern Irish Crusaders.

It will, however, count for little as Bulgarian champions can only continue their European adventure in Europa League.

The team standing between them and the play-offs is Zrinjski Mostar.

The Bosnian champions should really not cause troubles for the Bulgarians here given the massive gulf in quality between the two sides.

Zrinjski also began their campaign in the Champions League where they lost to Spartak Trnava 1-2 on aggregate.

They then featured the second qualifying round in Europa League, somehow finding the way to see off Maltese Valletta 3-2 on aggregate even though they only drew the first leg 1-1 at home.

Anything but a comprehensive victory for Paulo Autuori’s side would be a massive upset here.

The Brazilian manager has a strong range of attacking weapons in his ranks and we can hardly see Zrinjski Mostar defending it in the way Mol Vidi did in the Champions League.

Jakub Swierczok bagged four goals in two games with Crusaders and he will be the one to look after here.

Obviously, players like Marcelinho, Claudiu Keseru and Joao Paulo should all have plenty of space to deliver past Zrinjski who conceded a goal in all of for European games so far in the season.

Zrinjski vs Ludogorets Head-to-head

The two sides did not play each other in the past.