Our football match prediction:
Botev Plovdiv and Maritimo square off against each other at Stadion Lazur in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round. Botev Plovdiv crushed Beiter Jerusalem in round 2 (5-1 on agg.) and that is surely giving Bulgarian fans a reason for optimism ahead of Thursday’s football match. The hosts are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and we predict that the Bulgarian side will find the net in the first leg. Their rivals Maritimo have been producing fine performances in pre-season and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Thursday’s clash against Botev Plovdiv. Seeing that Stadion Lazur will host the first leg, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in this one. You should bear in mind that Maritimo recorded only one win in last six away games in the Europa League and that is the main reason why away win should not be considered.