Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Ferencvaros and Ludogorets take on each other at Groupama Arena in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Wednesday’s program. Ferencvaros have been impressive in warm-up games of late, with the team beating the likes of CSKA Sofia, Pribram, Universitatea and Royal Excel Mouscron without conceding. The Hungarian side aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but the match against Ludogorets will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Eagles did well to win the domestic trophy last term, with the team finishing the process five points clear of second-placed CSKA Sofia. Given their experience in the elite competition, we predict that the Bulgarian champions are going to grab something from Wednesday’s football match. Ludogorets are undisputedly more of a team than Ferencvaros, but given the home side’s fine form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Stephane Badji):
Stephane Badji was born on 29 May, 1990 in Ziguinchor, Senegal and he began his youth career at Ecole de football Mamadou Faye. The 180-cm-tall midfielder moved to Norway in 2012 and he played for Sogndal in the 2012/2013 Tippeligaen campaign.
On 1 March he joined fellow Norwegian club Brann and it has to be noted that he made 49 league appearances with the club from 2013 to 2015. After spending the first half of the 2015/2016 season at Istanbul Basaksehir, he signed a contract with Anderlecht in 2016 and he has been playing for the Belgian outfit ever since.
Badji has seven caps for Senegal U23 team and he made his debut for the first team on 29 February, 2012, coming as a substitute 20 minutes before the final whistle. The Anderlecht footballer is capable of playing as both central and a right midfielder. His contract with Anderlecht expires on 1 February, 2016. The player’s agents are Mondial Promotion.
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.