Zalgiris and Ludogorets will compose a pair of teams in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. The first match of the confrontation will be held in Lithuania despite the fact, that bookmakers consider Ludogorets to be clear favorites of the encounter. The Bulgarians are obviously more experienced, than the Lithuanians, Ludogorets have a better squad of footballers and a good away statistics.
Zalgiris have constant gaming practice, as the championship of Lithuania is at its peak right now. After sixteen played rounds in the championship, Zalgiris have gained 38 points, which allow the team to be at th top of the championship’s tournament table. Zalgitis have had eight matches at their home ground in the current championship, in which they got six victories with one draw and one defeat.
Ludogorets is preparing very thoroughly to the upcoming matches of the Champions League qualification. The Bulgarian champions had six friendlies recently, in which they got four victories with one defeat and one draw. The victories are registered over Gabala, Zenit, Universitatea and Ahmat. Ludogorets scored at least one goal in every match. Last season, Ludogorets started in the UCL with a confrontation with Mladost from Montenegro, the Bulgarians were stronger than their competitors in both matches, winning 5:0 on aggregate.
The gaming tone is on Zalgiris’ side, as the championship of Lithuania is in the heat of it, but it will hardly help the Lithuanians in the forthcoming game, as Ludogorets have huge international experience and a higher class of performers.
Prediction for the match: Ludogorets to win