Ludogorets and CSKA between them never played, although both teams quite often play in European competitions. Anyway, the teams of Russia and Bulgaria met only 9 times, while the Bulgarians managed in these matches to win only 1 win.
If Ludogorets have never played against Russian clubs, CSKA in the 2005/06 season in the UEFA Cup was against Levski and won with the score 2:1.
- The coefficients and forecast
Ludogorets last season for the 8th time in a row became the champion of Bulgaria and has earned the right to get into the Champions League qualifying rounds first qualifying round. But his chance to get into the Champions League, the Bulgarians did not take advantage and conceded twice to the “Ferencvaros”, going on to conquer the Europa League.
Here were wards of Stanislav Genchev “Valur”, “new Saints” and “Maribor”. And the only “new Saints” “real Madrid” managed to cope without any problems. In the away match with “ValueRAM” Bulgarians played a draw, and in the encounter with NK Maribor, Ludogorets and all passed the group stage LES only because of its goals of the guest, as both matches ended in a draw.
For the “Ludogorets” this is the fourth attempt to play in the group stage of the Europa League, twice before the team managed to reach the round of the playoffs.
Interestingly, Ludogorets has a 14 game unbeaten run in all tournaments, and in 4 of the last 5 matches of the Bulgarian team did not miss a single ball.
Note that the best scorer is a pole Jakub Sverchok that in Europe this season scored 5 goals. But in the championship of Bulgaria he scored only 1 goal, while the performance of it meets Keșerü.
In the domestic League, Ludogorets have not lost and is in first place, ahead of “Levski” with 1 point. While the charges Geneva the best defense in the League, which conceded only 4 goals in 9 matches.
CSKA played only once in the group stage of the Europa League. It was in the 2010/11 season and then CSKA scored 5 victories in 6 matches, scoring in the end 16 points.
That season the army team reached the 1/8 finals.
It is interesting that CSKA plays very successfully in the Europa League. The capital team played 20 matches and have suffered only 5 defeats.
In the current group stage CSKA were hit directly, finishing fourth in the RPL.
In the current season they Goncharenko suffered two defeats from “wings of the Soviets” and “Spartacus”, but in the last rounds the team managed to chalk up 3 wins in a row, beating Arsenal, “Ahmad” and “Tambov”.
Thanks to this “soldiers” though, and go on the 4th place, but only behind him by 1 point from three leaders of RPL. Note that CSKA is traditionally one of the best defenses of the championship, the team has conceded only 6 goals in 9 matches, less only “Zenith”. Can’t help the team Sigurdsson, Schennikov, Vasin, as well as newcomer Cedric Gogua, who was injured in the match against his former team “Tambov” and was out for a few weeks.
The coefficients and forecast
Bookmakers consider the chances of “Ludogorets” and CSKA equal, putting on them identical to the coefficients in the area of 2.80. Because it is better the outcome of the fight not to touch, and to draw attention to TB 2.
This rate is not lost 7 times in the last 8 matches of “Ludogorets”. As for CSKA, the outcome is not have lost 4 times in the last matches of the team in RPL. Both teams in last matches took a different course, because in the match it is possible to wait for goals scored.