Ludogrets vs Basel 10/22/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Preview
Basel vs Ludogrets
Tuesday 22nd October 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Ludogrets 2/1 Draw 9/4 Basel 8/5 See the Latest Odds
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A tough game for both teams here, Ludogrets were very unlucky when losing to Real Madrid last time out and looked like a team that will cause problems for both Liverpool and Basel. Especially at home. Considering that the Bulgarian Champions were also desperately unlucky to lose in round one in anfield then one would have to fancy the outsiders chance of causing an upset here at home. There is a sprinkling of brazilians through the team and with Marcelhino up front they do have a genuine goalscoring threat.
Basel themselves will be looking at this game as one that could help them qualify from the group, a win home and away against Ludogrets would leave Basel in a very strong position in the Group and would possibly mean that they only require one point from their remaining fixtures for qualification. Marco Strellar was the hero against Liverpool and I wouldnt put it past the experienced Swiss striker to do likewise here.
This is a tough one to call. On paper Basel are the better side but I have been impressed with how Ludogrets have played in both of their games thus far, so I am going to take the draw here. There is no clear cut value in the market here but the 9/4 on the game finishing a draw looks nicely priced and I think we should take advantage. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo