Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Ludogorets will look to get their revenge on Fenerbahce for a 3-1 loss in Istanbul when the two teams take on each other at Huvepharma Arena. Ludogorets are eyeing their second win of the process, but given their shaky defence, home win should not be considered. All Almeida, Gropper, and Heister should miss out with injuries for the home team.
Fenerbahce, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 3-2 loss to Trabzonspor and they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be forward Dusan Tadic, who scored a brace in the last league match. Even though all Aziz, Djiku, Fred, King, Lincoln, Luan Peres, Rodrigo Becao, and Yandas should miss out with injuries, we are tempted to put our money on the Turks, who were on an amazing winning run before the Trabzon defeat.
Highlighted Player (Miha Zajc):
Born in Sempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia, Miha Zajc started his career in Interblock, recording only five appearances before moving to NK Olimpia on a loan deal. In season 2013/14, the attacking midfielder made 13 appearances in the Slovenian Prva Liga, netting 5 goas in the process.
After yet another loan deal, now with Celje, Miha Zajc moved to NK Olimpia on a permanent deal. The player can perform as an attacking midfielder and as a central midfielder. During his 81 appearances for NK Olimpia, Zajc scored 20 goals and recorded 12 assists, which was good enough for the Empoli officials to sign the 24-year-old for about €1.7 million.
In 2017/18, Zajc helped Empoli win Serie B with 8 goals and 14 assists. Thanks to his good performances, he made his debut for Slovenia national team in March 2016 and has played in 5 games so far, with one goal on his tally.
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.