Champions League Betting tips: Ludogorets vs PSG on 28.12.2016
Ludogorets vs PSG is very interesting match for betting and important match for both teams. Both teams need to win on this match and they will try to do that for sure. PSG won their three matches at Legue 1 and they must earn points in this match. For sure that they are favorite for win on this match, but it will be very tough match. Ludogorets play very well and they are very strong opponent. PSG won their last 3 matches in the Champions League and they must win on match. They have great players but only problems in team are forwards because they must score much more goals. They have injured few key forwards but still have players who can make action for scoring. However we will see great match between Ludogorets and PSG.
Ludogorets has no big injury concerns before the match against PSG. They have almost all players ready for this match except Roman Bezjak who are injured and for sure can not help his team. All other players are ready for this match.
On the other side PSG has few missing players for match against Ludogorets.
Nearly two years after that point won against Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool, Georgi Dermendzhiev is again the man in charge of Ludogorets and he’ll have to find a way to upset its Spanish opponent Unai Emery, who has really excellent squad depth but he still has to thrive.
Good news coming despite draw against Arsenal…
The Italian midfielder Marco Verratti won’t be suspended for game in Bulgaria, as he was sent-off alongside Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud in closing seconds of PSG’s opener. Thereafter Verratti’s suspension was canceled as official replays have shown that his second yellow was a case of mistaken identity, as it was Brazilian defender Marquinhos who pushed Giroud after Verratti had gone to the ground.
Other questions which are on Unai Emery’s mind are related with PSG’s defense where Belgian right-back Thomas Meunier has missed trip to Toulouse due to injury and his alternative Serge Aurier was sent-off after only 46 minutes on pitch. In a fact both goals for Toulouse came after Aurier’s red card and we can say they took advantage from the one man advantage they had in half of the match.
Players who are ready to return in PSG’s starting lineup are German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, left-back Layvin Kurzawa, who has recovered from injury and he was in group against Toulouse, as well as Marco Verratti who should recover from a calf injury. In case that Verratti isn’t ready for a starting position we expect midfield trio including Grzegorz Krychowiak, Adrien Rabiot and someone between Thiago Motta/Blaise Matuidi.
Ludogorets vs PSG – Final conclusion and Betting Prediction
It’s obvious that PSG excels Ludogorets when it comes to individual quality and experience but “Eagles” are eager for more glorious European achievements and they’ll try to benefit from their role of absolute underdogs. Georgi Dermendzhiev knows this pretty well and we doubt his team will try to take the initiative and we expect something like game in Basel, where Ludogorets were very well organized in defense, answering with their typical fast flow from defense to attack. That’s the main ace which Dermendzhiev holds against Emery and attacking quartet of Ludogorets’ favourite 4-2-3-1 formation includes some players who can do their best to checkmate PSG’s defense.
Virgil Misidjan and Brazilian trio Jonathan Cafu, Wanderson, Marcelinho, from where latter is already a key player in the Bulgarian national team, are stunning on counters and besides all domestic clubs and opponents in the Champions League qualifiers, Basel were the first one who were victims of their samba moves in the group phase
On other hand we have the lethal attacking line of French champions where players like Ángel Di María, Lucas Moura and Edinson Cavani are those who’ll are expected to start, although they couldn’t score in Toulouse, but players like Javier Pastore, Jesé Rodriguez and Hatem Ben Arfa are all waiting for their chance and respectively first team football.
All these forwards in PSG’s lineup will be even more whole-hearted after the toothless attacking display in Friday night and we must note that Parisians have suffered as many Ligue 1 defeats this season (2) as they did in the whole of their title-winning 2015-2016 campaign.
We find great value and strong arguments to justify our betting prediction here as we believe that the overall quality of PSG and factors like home advantage, lack of serious pressure if they lose, but mostly their brilliant counter-attacking abilities are reliable reasons to take the “Both teams to score – Yes” as a winning bet for the Champions League clash between Ludogorets Razgrad and PSG on Wednesday night, 28 September 2016.
Venue: “Stadion Vasil Levski”, Sofia.
Referee: Pavel Kralovec from the Czech Republic.
Possible starting lineups of Ludogorets vs PSG
Ludogorets Razgrad: Vladislav Stoyanov – Natanael, Cosmin Moti, José Luis Palomino, Yordan Minev – Anicet, Svetoslav Dyakov – Wanderson, Marcelinho, Virgil Misidjan – Jonathan Cafu. (4-2-3-1)
Paris Saint-Germain: Kevin Trapp – Layvin Kurzawa, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Serge Aurier – Marco Verratti, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Adrien Rabiot – Lucas Moura, Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani. (4-3-3)
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