Botev Plovdiv are going to explode! This is the main news on every online site or newspaper here in Bulgaria.This team took all the respect in Bulgaria and around the world who is following closely the football scene.Three years ago Botev Botev was led to bankruptcy because their owner Tsvetan Vasilev was found guilty for stealing millions from the country.No one even knew whether this team will continue to play professional football or they will be again throw to the third league like they were years ago.But this happened exactly the opposite.The new leaders of the club made absolutely brutal and unbelievable transfers for the budget they have.Botev managed to sign super-class Brazilian players like Felipe Brisola, Fernando Viana, Alvaro and the super-talen Omar Kosoko.With this squad Botev managed to win the Bulgarian cup, they totally outplayed Ludogorets and deserved the cup.Something to add, Botev is one of the club with the most fans in Bulgaria and this is crucial factor on the Balkans.
Botev recent history in UEFA Europa League is quite stunning.6 wins and 1 draw with Stuttgart.Something interesting is that Botev first managed to get 0-0 draw in Germany and 1-1 in Bulgaria.This happened again in the third round like we will witness today.
All in all, when I hear Portugal, I imagine Benfica, Porto, Sporting or Braga but never of Maritimo.I do not find Maritimo classes over Botev with their current squad and abilities.Honestly, I do believe that Botev is stronger than in 2013 when they played with Stuttgart and I do believe that if they manage to draw the German giant, they can win or draw Mairitimo at home.20 000 are expected to watch the game.
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* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.