The Bulgarian champion Ludogorets faces an extremely difficult visit in the second round of the Europa League group stage. The “Eagles” will meet one of the teams in the best form of the Old Continent – Betis.
Ludogorets has nothing to fear, as the big favorite in the match is Manuel Pellegrini’s team and the pressure will be on the Verdiblancos. Ludogorets already managed to surprise a serious favorite, beating Roma 2:1 in Razgrad.
Since the start of the campaign, Betis have been almost flawless. The Sevilla side have won five games from six games, with their only defeat so far coming away to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, but even then Pellegrini’s men put in a good performance.
Logically, Betis are 100% at their Benito Villamarin, where they are always supported by over 50,000 fanatical supporters, creating one of the best atmospheres in the stands in all of Spain. So far, Betis has not even conceded a goal at home – 3:0 against Elche, 1:0 against Osasuna and 1:0 against Villarreal.
The match starts at 22:00. Bulgarian time.
Betis: Claudio Bravo – Aitor Ruibal, Luiz Felipe, Edgar Gonzalez, Juan Miranda – Paul Akouku, Andres Guardado – Sergio Canales, Joaquin, Rodri – Willian Jose
Ludogorets: Sergio Padt – Aslak Von Vitry, Olivier Verdon, Anton Nedyalkov, Sisinho – Jakub Piotrowski, Manuel Shaw – Bernard Tekpetek, Cowley, Kirill Despodov – Igor Thiago
Angel Petrichev: Everything can be expected from Ludogorets, the good days in Europe are ahead
Ante Shimunja: Step by step, match by match and we will see what we have done
Despodov: We have to execute the coach’s plan
The coach of Betis warned about the danger of Ludogorets
Right back missed Betis training
A Latvian plays for Ludogorets in Spain
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