Ludogorets hosts Ferencvaros at the Ludogorets Arena in Razgrad

Ludogorets hosts Ferencvaros at the Ludogorets Arena in Razgrad in a game from Group H of Europa League. We will discuss this game in our Europa League predictions for today.

This is a crucial game for both teams, because they are very close to each other in the standings. Ludogorets are currently second in the group with 7 points, while Ferencvaros follow at third place with 6. This means that even a draw would be enough for the Bulgarians to progress in Europa League, while the Hungarian champions needs to win at any cost. It’s going to be interesting, no doubt about that.

Ferencvaros would like to forget what happened in October when they hosted Ludogorets in Budapest. Despite of being with a man less on the pitch, Ludogorets dominated the game at the Groupama Arena and won with 3-0. Jodi Lukoki opened the score for the Bulgarians in the first minute, while the Brazilian centre back Rafael Forster scored two more goals for the Eagles. One of them was a really beautiful strike from a set piece.

This was Ludogorets’ second and last win in the group, though. In the next three matches the Bulgarians lost twice against Espanyol and won an important point during the visit to CSKA Moscow.

On Thursday Ferencvaros must be careful about the actions of the Romanian international Claidui Keseru. Right now he’s one of Europa League’s top scorers with 4 goals to his name.

For the Hungarians this is “all or nothing”. Only a win in Razgrad would allow them to overtake Ludogorets and reach the knockout phase. Nothing else is going to work for them.

That’s our Europa League predictions for the match between Ludogorets and Ferencvaros on Thursday. One of these two teams is going to progress in the competition, but which one?