Thursday, starting at 18:00, Ludogorets – AC Milan will play in the 16th European League Final. We anticipate a balanced match with a small advantage on the side of the guests.
The hosts failed to impress in Group C of the Uefa Europa League qualifying themselves at the expense of teams such as Hoffenheim or Basaksehir. The result obtained on the Germans’ field in the last match secured their qualification even if the Turks managed to impose themselves on the field of Braga. However, it was a very disputed group, where the difference between 1st and 3rd place was only 2 points. In the championship, Ludogorets seems to be heading for a new title, although this year’s fight is far more tight with just one point in addition to CSKA Sofia’s rivals. Of course, in the games of the domestic competition they are doing very well, having so far only 10 goals, but we all know what is the real level of the football in the neighboring country. From Ludogorets will miss both Stoyanov who is injured, and attention, Pimieta and Keseru, both suspended. In turn, Cicinho is on a single card to miss the Milan return. If in the group they lost one game, they do not have the Romanian striker for the match, which has given them enough points for the Bulgarians. Ludogorets did not impress in friendly even though he won 4 wins and a draw because his best game was the summit with the Sahtior.
On the other side, Milan keeps close to Sampdoria in the championship and the team’s game finally seems to link. In the last stage they have won 4-0 at Spal, without forcing it, but it is important to mention that the first 3 goals were scored by Spal, because their defeating mistakes were Imense. For a team that has transferred so much money this summer like AC Milan, the results are a necessity, but not the new come in a lot of money yielded Crutone (brought from the second team) and Suso, the cheapest transfer. But good news for “devils” is that Silva feels very good in this competition, where he scored 6 times in groups, while in the championship he did not score even once. A Milan problem will not be the accident but the program. The next match to be played in Serie A is the one with Sampdoria, the very important game for the last place of the European cup offered by the Italian championship. We think that Gatusso will bet Silva within this suit, given his performance in this competition while Crutone will stay on the bench and play with Sampdoria. Another important factor is that Suso, considered to be the best player of the team at the moment, is attacking the same side as Cicinho is on the verge of suspension and most likely he will be able to avoid the suspension for the return.
Ludogorets: Renan-Cicinho, Plastun, Moti, Vasilev-Anicet, Goralski-Lukoki, Marcelinho, Wanderson-Misidjan.
AC Milan: Donnarumma- Antonelli, Musacchio, Bonucci, Calabria- Calhanoglu, Biglia, Kessie- Suso, Silva, Borini.
PREDICTION: AC Milan to win @ 2.05