Ludogorets will take on Dinamo Zagreb. The match will take place at Huvepharma Arena in Razgrad on Tuesday, August 2.
Ludogorets have considered the domestic trophies a purely mandatory program for a while now. It is enough to say that after winning the “gold” medal in 2012, shortly after appearing in the top league in Bulgaria, the “eagles”, did not allow anyone else to climb to the first place for ten years. European competitions will determine if the season was successful. Only twice in 2014 and 2016, they played on the main stage of the Champions League. The qualifications have been met with confidence by the Bulgarians, who have a large margin. They won both of their meetings against Sutjeska. They then defeated Shamrock Rovers in Razgrad 3-0. It is worth noting that they also won the final 1-2 in Ireland. They didn’t take any chances there.
dinamo Zagreb has a rich history. It is worth noting that next year will mark the 100th anniversary for the first championship title at the level of one Yugoslav state. After 2005, in Croatia, the Blues have lost 1st only once. They were again in the Champions League group stage in 2019. They lost two times in qualification but they advanced to the Europa League and made it to the spring playoffs. How did they do with Tottenham? Jose Mourinho was actually “fired” by the Dynamo! However, the qualification was not without its faults. The club couldn’t beat “Shkupi”, their local Zagreb team. That goal in the 89th minutes secured the final 2-2. The favorite was also struggling in North Macedonia. Ademi’s goal in 47 minutes was the winning goal. The Croats reached the next round. This was a more difficult and experienced
. In 2012, these clubs had already met in the Champions League qualification. Dinamo Zagreb was stronger, winning 1-1 away and 3-2 at home. Literally, a year later, Ludogorets retaliated by defeating the Croats twice during the Europa League’s group stage. Bookmakers predict that Razgrad will host a classic 3-way match. Ludogorets can be good, but the option with a “0 handicap” on the Bulgarians at home seems like a passable option.
Prediction: Ludogorets will win the match with a 0.0 handicap.