Braga vs Ludogorets – Europa League: The Portuguese side will host the Bulgarians of Ludogorets, on a 3rd round match of this group C of Europa League.
Braga is having an absolutely incredible start to this competition, leading this group C with 6 points after 2 matches.
On the first round they got an impressive win away at Hoffenheim, where Bayern had lost just few days prior, and on the following round, they hosted and have beaten Basaksehir, who had finished 2nd in the Turkish League last season.
Braga is in great form, having won 6 out of their last 7 encounters in all competitions. For the reception to Ludogorets, their manager Abel shouldn’t be able to count with Marafona, Mauro and Wilson Eduardo.
Ludogorets were Bulgarian champions last season (and very comfortably), having then qualified for the qualifying stage of the Champions League, where they have eliminated Zalgiris but then fell to H. Beer Sheva.
On the Bulgarian league, they are naturally leading, and on this Europa League they have already got 4 points out of 6 possible.
On the first round, they travelled to Turkey and got a point (0-0), and then they hosted Hoffenheim, being able to get the 3 points with a 2-1 win. The only player unavailable for this match is the goalkeeper Stoyanov.
Braga vs Ludogorets – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the European context (since they usually cruise on their domestic league), it seems clear to me that this Ludogorets team plays on a new level when they play at home, while usually having negative results when they play as visitors.
The 4 wins registered on the 4 European encounter they already played this season on their own stadium, contrast with the 2 losses and 2 draws obtained on the 4 away matches they played.
Therefore, I believe that Braga, in great form, will be able to find the winning way and maintain their scoring prowess, scoring at least 2 goals here, situation that occurred on 11 out of their last 14 matches.
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