Europa League Torpedo Kutaisi vs Ludogoret Razgrad 23/08/2018

Europa League Torpedo Kutaisi vs Ludogoret Razgrad

Europa League Torpedo Kutaisi vs Ludogoret Razgrad

Football Club Torpedo Kutaisi

Torpedo Kutaisi has postponed Georgian championship matches with Dila Gori, FC Rustavi and Lokomotiv Tbilisi to concentrate only on European Cups, where it is 180 minutes of a historic qualification in the Europa League. After 18 rounds, Kakhaber Chkhetiani’s team ranks fifth in the standings with 27 points. The champion of Georgia has no way to defend his title, because he is 23 points leader of FC Saburtalo (with 21 matches played) and 18 points of second place, Dinamo Tbilisi (21 matches played).

“Black and White” started in the first round of the Champions League, home with Sheriff Tiraspol, but even if they won in the tour with the score 2-1, they lost in the 3-0 draw in Moldova and were eliminated from the competition. The Georgians arrived in the Europa League, where they enjoyed the second round with Víkingur Góta’s ferocity, then moved with great emotion in the third round of the Albanians at FK Kukësi, winning home with 5 -2 and losing 2-0 away.

Torpedo Kutaisi has never played in the Champions League or the Europa League, but hopes to do so now, even if he starts with second chance in front of Ludogoreţ Razgrad. The hosts, who have a batch of € 5.33 million, have no batch problems for the match against the Bulgarians, in which they aim not to receive a goal and try a victory, in order to have a chance in the next Thursday’s return in Razgrad.
Ludogoret 1945 Razgrad

Ludogoreţ Razgrad had a poor season start, having 3 stages, a victory, a draw and a defeat, but he slowly recovered. In the final round, the Razgard group won on their own field with a score of 1-0 in front of CSKA Sofia. The only goal of the game was scored by the Brazilian Wanderson in the 21st minute. After 5 games, the team trained by Paulo Autuori is ranked 3rd in the standings with 10 points. The first position is Levski Sofia with 13 points, and second place CSKA Sofia, with 12 points.

“White-Green” had as their main goal at the beginning of the season to qualify in the Champions League groups. The Bulgarians started excellently, crushing the 7-0 and 2-0 Crusaders B-01 in the first round, but they were eliminated in the second round by MOL Vidi FC Székesfehérvár, 0 -0 and 0-1. The “eagles” reached the third round of the preliminary round, where they crossed the Bosnians from HŠK Zrinjski Mostar, 1-0 (Moti 16) and 1-1 (the Bulgarian goal scored by Keserü 24).

Ludogoret Razgrad also played 2 times in the Europa League, in the 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 seasons, and 2 times in the Champions League, in the seasons 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. The guests, who have a batch of € 50.55 million, can not count on Brazilian goalkeeper Renan, Brazilian shutter Lucas Sasha and midfielder midfielder Anicet Abel, all being injured. The Bulgarians can no longer afford that after they missed the Champions League groups not to capture the Europa League, so it is expected to mobilize and get the best result in Georgia in order to have a quiet return.

Betting Tip: Torpedo Kutaisi – Ludogorets Razgrad over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.12


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