On November 1 2016 at 19:45 in the upcoming game of the 4th round of the Champions League at the Ludogorets Arena the local club with the same name hosts Arsenal from London.
Ludogorets are one of the strongest teams of Bulgaria and are deservedly on the first place of the table of the national championship. In the first eleven games they won 9 times, drew once and lost once. As a result Ludogorets have 28 points and the first place in the standings with 34:12 goal difference. As for the champions League, Ludogorets are the outsiders of their group in it. After a draw against Basel 1:1 and two losses against PSG 1:3 and Arsenal 6:0 they take the last place in the table with just 1 point gained.
Arsenal, in their turn, haven’t lost for 13 games in a raw in all competitions. For now the Gunners are on the second place in the standings of the English Premier League with 20 points gained and are outpaced by the leaders of the championship Manchester City only due to worse goal difference. We must also admit that Arsenal are the leaders of the Group A in the Champions League. They have 7 points and 9:1 goal difference and are very likely to make it to the next stage of the competition and take part in the play-offs in the year 2017.
The teams only met once in the previous round of the current Champions League group stage. As we know, Arsenal won with the devastating 6:0. Even though Ludogorets are the leaders of the Bulgarian football championship, their level is still far from the level of their competitors in the CL. We think that Arsenal are going to win the forthcoming game but, probably, with less goals scored as Ludogorets will try their best not to concede too much in the home game with their fans watching.
Prediction for the match: Arsenal to win with -1.5 handicap.