Liverpool go to Sofia knowing anything but a win could end their participation in this seasons Champions League. The reds need to win and hope Real Madrid do them a favour and beat Basel away who could go through tonight if they beat the already qualified Spanish giants.
Ludogorets should go into the game as favourites after Liverpool’s poor form the past month. Liverpool have not won a game in the Premier League or Champions League since October 19th last when they luckily got a last minute goal to beat QPR 3-2. Since then they have played six games and have only scored 2 goals in that time losing most and drawing against Hull City. Ludogorets who currently sit second in the Bulgarian A Football League seem to have nothing to lose and could still possibly qualify themselves if they won their remaining 2 games and other results went there way, but a more likely spot in the Europa League is what they will be pushing for against Liverpool tonight.
Mario Balotelli didn’t travel to Bulgaria with Liverpool meaning Lambert will mostly likely start and Brendan Rogers has hinted that Steven Gerrard will miss this game, the reds manager has recognised that the Liverpool skipper is not able to play 3 games a week anymore and will miss out. Defeat tonight would be the first time Liverpool FC have lost 4 games in the Champions League in a row, a record they will not want to boast with having. Ludogoret’s Vasil Levski Stadium has become somewhat a fortress for them this season having won nine of their 13 homes games and winning their last 4 home games. This season they have beaten FC Basel at home 1-0 and boast a confidence boosting 2-1 loss to Real Madrid.
Top 3 Bets
Ludegorets – Win @3/1
Under 2.5 Goals @17/20
Ludogorets to keep a clean sheet – YES @10/3