Our football match prediction:
Botev Plovdiv managed to hold Portuguese side Maritimo to a goalless draw at Stadion Lazur in Burgas, but they face an uphill task in Thursday’s football match against Daniel Ramos’ troops. Over the years Maritimo have turned their Estadio dos Barreiros into a real fortress and they are capable of making life difficult even for Primeira Liga giants Porto and Benfica when playing in front of home fans. Daniel Ramos’ team have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 Europa League campaign and we predict that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field in the return leg. Maritimo are more of a team than Botev Plovdiv and there is every chance the Portuguese team will advance to the Europa League play-offs. Brazilian attacker Rodrigo Pinho is likely to lead the line for the hosts against the Bulgarian side and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.