Our football match prediction:
Ludogorets missed out on a place in the Champions League group stages, but they have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 Europa League campaign as well. The Bulgarian champions played out a goalless draw with Istanbul Basaksekir in their opener and they will have even bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s football match against Hoffenheim. Ludogorets are tough to beat at home and you should bear in mind that recorded a 2-0 win over Suduva in their last home game in the Europa League. Hoffenheim failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Braga in the opening match of their campaign and, no doubt, the Bundesliga side are desperate to grab something from the Ludogorets Arena clash. Both sides are likely to go for a win in Thursday’s showdown and we believe that the visitors, who defeated Bayern Munich in the national championship earlier this season, are going to prove their worth on the field.
Highligted Player (Georgi Terziev):
Georgi Terziev is a defender who was born in Sliven, Bulgaria on April 18, 1992. Terziev’s main position is centre-back, but he is often used as a full-back and it has to be noted that he is a two-footed footballer. The Bulgaria international started his youth career at his home-town club Sliven and then he moved to Naftex Burgas. After making nine appearances for the club at senior level, Georgi Terziev joined Chernomorets Burgas in 2009. The defender played for the Sharks from 2009 to 2013 and the he decided to take his career to the next level. Georgi Terziev signed for big-spending Bulgarian side Ludogorets on August 12, 2013 for a fee of €500,000 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club. However, in 2017 he played eight games for Croatian side Hajduk Split on loan, but he returned to Razgrad at the end of the 2016/2017 season. Speaking of his international career, Georgi Terziev made his debut for the Bulgaria national football team in October, 2011 in a friendly game against Ukraine.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the 1. Bundesliga. Hoffenheim plays it’s home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colours of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.