Liverpool’s Champions League return did not go as planned seeing as they are placed third with three points out of four matches and have three defeats in a row. Ludogorets have the same number of points, but the head to head result from the first leg robbed them of the third place. The Reds are relying on Real Madrid to continue winning matches as they did before, and then even a draw could qualify them from the second spot of the group.
The Reds are in a slump, one of the worst forms they had in recent history, which is why they have four defeats in a row, and are on the 12th place in Premier League. Ludogorets are second in their domestic League and this will be the first English team they host, and considering their last group match is against Real Madrid the hosts are aware they need and can win this match against Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge was confirmed to miss what is left of the 2014 year, Mario Balotelli is yet to score since that September goal, but rumors have him sit this match out due to a groin injury. Brendan Rodgers is under fire in wake of recent results, but Ludogorets have been boosted by the return of Minev after a suspension. Their qualification hero, Cosmin Moti is confident his team can get a good result in front of their supporters, which is why Titan bet has given both teams to score 1.75 odds. Ludogorets are the first team from Bulgaria to win in Champions League, and considering the form Liverpool are in, their overconfidence might just pay off.
In the first leg, Ludogorets were heading for a well-deserved draw, until Steven Gerrard snatched away the win with a trademark penalty shot. But Ludogorets has an amazing form when playing at home, being unbeaten in 12 of their 13 matches, with the only loss being at the hands of Real Madrid. Titan Bet gives Ludogorets 4.00 odds to produce an upset, while a Liverpool win has 1.95 odds. We are betting 7 units on both teams to score in the second half with 2.90 odds from Titan Bet.
Ludogorets: Team’s Formation
Liverpool: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score in the second half