Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Ballkani and Ludogorets face each other at Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Tuesday’s program. Ballkani did well to win the national championship, but they face an uphill task in the Champions League first qualifying round. The Kosovars are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the first leg, but preventing Ludogorets attackers from scoring is easier said than done.
The Bulgarian champions, on the other hand, have been producing excellent displays in pre-season, with the team beating all Marek, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, and Universitatea Craiova without conceding and, taking everything into account, away win should be considered. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Kiril Despodov, who scored 14 goals in the Bulgarian top flight last term. The two teams meet for the first time in European competitions.
Highlighted Team (Ludogorets):
Bulgarian football club PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, commonly referred to as Eagles, compete at the Ludogorets Arena with the capacity of 8,000. PFC Ludogorets Razgrad are owned by Kiril Domuschiev, who made it his personal goal to propel the club to domestic and international success and to hold up the Bulgarian flag high with nation’s biggest clubs Levski and CSKA going through turbulent times.
Having seen their stock rise astronomically since 2010, PFK Ludogorets Razgrad have become the first Bulgarian club to be features in the UEFA Champions League group stage twice. Previously, their maiden participation happened in 2014-15 season when the Bulgarian club made headlines due to notable results against FC Basel and Liverpool.
Their success on domestic scene has been equally impressive as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad remain the second team in the world to win a treble after being promoted from the second to the first league. Main force of the Bulgarian club are the Brazilian players, currently eight of them in the squad many of whom hold the Bulgarian citizenship.