The top two in Europa League Group C will clash on Thursday evening. It has been an excellent European campaign for Ludogorets this season, and they could cause an unlikely shock by eliminating AS Roma from contention should they pick up a victory at home against Betis this week.
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This should be an interesting fixture in the Europa League on Thursday, as the top two in Group C collide. Ludogorets has won two from four fixtures in the competition this season, and they have scored seven goals in total. However, they will need to sharpen up defensively for this fixture, as they have allowed five goals to this point.
Ludogorets were fine winners in their previous fixture in the Europa League, as they edged to a 2-0 victory against HJK. The first goal for the team was scored just before the half time break by Denny Gropper, before a second half strike from Rick ensured that maximum points were going the way of the hosts.
Betis are within touching distance of ensuring their spot in the next round of the competition, as they have won three of the four games that they have played in the competition this term. They are the only team in Group C yet to lose a fixture in the Europa League, and have the best attacking and defensive records in the group.
However, Betis will be looking to respond in the competition, as they were held to a first draw in their previous fixture. That draw came at home against Roma, as Betis managed just two shots on target. They went ahead after 34 minutes through Sergio Canales, before Roma levelled the scores early in the second half.
Ludogorets vs Real Betis Head to Head
The only previous meeting between these sides in European competition came on matchday two, with Betis claiming a hard-fought 3-2 win on the road. That was also the Spanish side’s first match against a team from Bulgaria. However, Ludogorets have now lost all seven of their previous fixtures against teams from Spain.
Ludogorets vs Real Betis Prediction
Ludogorets has a poor record against teams from Spain, and that could be damning for their chances of victory this week. Therefore, we like the chances of the Spanish side getting the win to book their spot in the next round of the competition.
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