Ludogorets vs Tottenham, UEFA Europa League 2020-21, Match Prediction

Tottenham Hotspur makes the trip to Ludogorets Razgrad on Thursday evening to fancy their chances in Europa League 2020-21

Match Timings: Nov 05, 11:25 PM  

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Securing the second spot in Group J, Spurs keen to get three points on Thursday, following a 1-0 loss to Royal Antwerp in previous Europa League outing. The English outfit started off with a 3-0 win against LASK, but the last game’s defeat put some questions on Jose Mourinho, who made nine changes to put pressure on Antwerp, after Lior Refaelov's first-half strike. Apart from this loss, Tottenham's Premier League campaign has been pretty convincing, picking 14 points from 7 matches. 

After appearing in a 3-3 draw with West Ham United, Spurs have won three matches and kept a clean sheet in two of those. They moved to third in the table, only behind Liverpool and Leicester. It will be the first meeting for both clubs, and Spurs has the momentum to take three points with ease. 

Meanwhile, Ludogorets have lost both matches in this competition. The hosts lost to Antwerp 2-1 at home in their opening fixture and were also defeated 4-3 against LASK in the next game. After conceding three goals in the first half, Stanislav Genchev’s men tried to pull off a comeback, and Elvis Manu netted a hat-trick with two goals in the second half, following a strike in the 15th minute, but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat. 

The Eagles are on top of the Bulgarian First League, couresty of the recent 1-0 win over Levski Sofia. They need to replicate their domestic performance at the European stage. The Bulgarian outfit has won only one of their previous 11 home matches in the Europa League.

Possible Lineups & Current Form 

Ludogorets Razgrad 

Lineup: Iliev; Cicinho, Moti, Verdon, Nedyalkov; Andrianantenaina, Badjia, Santana; Tekpetey, Manu, Yankov

Current Form: W D L W L W 

Tottenham Hotspur 

Lineup: Hart; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Lo Celso, Winks, Alli; Bale, Vinicius, Lucas

Current Form: W D W W L W 

Key Players 

Ludogorets Razgrad 

Elvis Manu 

3 goals in Europa League 2020-21 

Marin 

1 goal in Europa League 2020-21 

Tottenham Hotspur 

Serge Aurier 

1 goal in Premier League 2020-21 

Gareth Bale 

1 goal in Premier League 2020-21