Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad Soccer Betting Prediction
Will the Bulgarian eagles advance to the next round?
While the semi-finals are pending in the 2019/20 Champions League, qualifications for the 2020/21 premier class are already starting. The national champions start in the first qualifying round. On Wednesday evening there will be a match between the Montenegrin champion and the Bulgarian champion.
During the qualifying game between Budocnost Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad are favorites according to the odds of the best bookmakers. For a tip on the Bulgarian eagle, odds 1.40 are available.
Although it is not a classic David-versus-Goliath constellation, the assessment of the betting providers can be understood. After all, Ludogorets Razgard is already playing and recently played three competitive games – including the Bulgarian Super Cup, in which the Adler 0-1 against Lok. Plovdiv lost.
Podgorica – Statistics & current form
For the Plavo-bijeli from Podgorica there was the fourth Montenegrin championship in the club’s history last season. Budocnost Podgorica is now level with league rivals FK Sutjeska. Last week the Plavo-bijeli played their first competitive game of the new season and already suffered their first defeat.
Wrong season opener
In the away game against the newly promoted FK Decic Budocnost Podgorica went 0-2. This messed up the dress rehearsal before the qualifying game against Ludogorets Razgard. On Wednesday evening, the Plavo-bijeli will benefit from the limited home advantage. It is played in the home Pod Goricom Stadium, but the twelfth man in the back will be missing according to CL regulations.
Across all competitions, Podgorica has not lost a single home since July 2019. In this calendar year Budocnost achieved five home wins and one draw. The clean slate was preserved in four of six home games. In any case, Plavo-bijeli had the best defense last season and conceded less than one goal per game on average.
National results insignificant?
Since Budocnost Podgorica has hardly been able to convince on the international stage in recent years, the national results of the Plavo-bijeli should not be overrated. Last season, Podgorica finished in the second qualifying round of the Europa League. It is quite possible that the CL adventure for the team of head coach Mladen Milinkovic will end on Wednesday evening.
In the qualifying game against the Bulgarian champions, Milinkovic will not have to complain about any serious failures. If Budocnost Podgorica surprisingly prevails against Ludogorets Razgrad, lucrative odds are paid out for a tip on the Montenegrin champion.
Probable formation of Podgorica:
Dragojevic – Adzic, Milic, Pesukic – Mirkovic, Raickovic, Terzic, Vukcevic – Ivanovic, Moraitis, Stoijlkovic
Last matches from Podgorica:
08/14 2020 Decic Tuzi 2 – 0 Buducnost Podgorica
06/30 2020 Buducnost Podgorica 1 – 1 Petrovac
06/25 2020 Kom 0 – 1 Buducnost Podgorica
06/21 2020 Buducnost Podgorica 1 – 0 FK Podgorica
06/16 2020 Rudar Pljevlja 0-4 Buducnost Podgorica
Ludogorets Razgrad – Statistics & Current Form
Ludogorets Razgrad was only eliminated on the international stage in the round of 32 of the Europa League last season. The Bulgarian champion lost to the current EL finalists Inter Milan with an aggregate result of 1: 4. This season the Eagles want to make the next attempt at the group stage of the premier class.
Not in the CL group stage since 2016/17
In the past three years, Ludogorets Razgrad missed the group stage of the Champions League. Most recently, the Bulgarian eagles were eliminated from the premier class by the Hungarian champion twice in a row. Should the Bulgarian representative prevail in this qualifying round, FC Midtjylland will be waiting for the eagles.
As the odds comparison of the betting base shows, the match between Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad, the Bulgarian guests are the favorites anyway. So far, the team of coach Pavel Vrba has already played three competitive games. At the Bulgarian Super Cup, the Adler suffered a surprising defeat against the cup winner Lok. Plovdiv.
Dress rehearsal mastered
The season opener in the Bulgarian Parva Liga was messed up with the away defeat at Botev Vratsa (1: 3). In the last week, however, at least the dress rehearsal against Slavia Sofia (3-0) could be mastered. Razgrad wants to build on this in the away game in Podgorica. Vrba is unlikely to make any major changes to his starting XI.
In addition to regular goalkeeper Plamen Iliev, goalgetter Claudiu Keseru is also expected to be missing – after all, with twelve goals and three goal participations last season. Nevertheless, the match between Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad predicts the score to be the best choice in the 1X2 market.
Probable formation of Ludogorets Razgrad:
Renan – Cicinho, Nedyalkov, Moti, Terziev – Badji, Santana – Tchibota, Jorginho, Cauly – Swierczok
Last matches from Ludogorets Razgrad:
First Professional League
08/14 2020 PFK Ludogorez Razgrad 3 – 0 PFK Slavia Sofia
08/08 2020 Botev Vratsa 3 – 1 PFK Ludogorez Razgrad
08/02 2020 PFK Ludogorez Razgrad 0 – 1 PFK Locomotiv Plovdiv
First Professional League Championship Playoff
07/12 2020 PFK Slavia Sofia 3 – 1 PFK Ludogorez Razgrad
07/08 2020 PFK Ludogorez Razgrad 3 – 0 PFK Levski Sofia
Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad Direct Comparison
Budocnost Podgorica and Ludogorets Razgrad will meet for the first time in the club’s history.
Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad – Betting Odds Comparison – Champions League Qualification
Betting Prediction: Podgorica
Betting Prediction: Draw
Betting Prediction: Ludogorets Razgrad
Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad Soccer Betting Prediction
With the defeats at the start of the season, both teams did not have the best debut in the new competitive season. In contrast to the Montenegrin champions, Ludogorets Razgrad has already played three competitive games and also celebrated a successful dress rehearsal against Slavia Sofia (3-0).
Even though Iliev and Keseru may be missing two regular players, we rate the guests more than the hosts from Podgorica. After all, the home advantage of the Montenegrin champions is considerably limited by the ghost backdrop.
Key facts – Podgorica vs Ludogorets Razgrad tips
Both teams messed up the season opener in the domestic league.
Podgorica has not been represented in the group stage of an international competition since 1995/96.
The winner of this pairing will face FC Midtjylland in the next round.
In the next round, Ludogorets Razgrad faces a real endurance test with FC Midtjylland. For now, the Bulgarian eagles would have to do their homework against Budocnost Podgorica. We expect a victory for the Bulgarians on Wednesday evening and would be in the match between Podgorica vs. Ludogorets Razgrad recommend a tip on good odds on “HT / FT: 2/2”.
We use a total of four out of ten possible units for this.
Betting Prediction: 2/2