Ludogorets vs Basel by Jamesington

I find it odd the way this match has been priced up by the bookmakers. Basel, by far the more experienced team in CL football, are rated as outsiders against Ludogorets who have never claimed a single point in the CL group stages.


Having lost both their opening matches 2-1 Ludogorets have no points and sit bottom of the group. They are likely to finish in that position and should not be favourites for this match. The Bulgarian side scraped through to the CL group stages on a penalty shoot-out and whilst they have battled hard against Madrid and Liverpool, the Swiss visitors can leave with all 3 points.


Basel have a solid, if unspectacular, CL record having beaten Chelsea home and away last season and also taking 3 points last time out against Liverpool. Having been thrashed by Real Madrid they will know that these two games against Ludogorets could be crucial for their qualification hopes and the Swiss team know exactly what it takes to win against Ludogorets. Whilst Real Madrid and Liverpool could only muster 2-1 wins against the battling underdogs, in last seasons final qualifying round Basel beat Ludogorets home and away. Both matches were won by more than one goal.


In closing, Basel won 4-2 the last time these sides met in Bulgaria (and 2-0 in Switzerland). Ludogorets have lost both their opening matches and are likely to fail again today. Whilst it is often fun to cheer for the underdog, the markets are wrong here and we must take advantage by backing the experienced Swiss team to take all 3 points.


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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Basel Pinnacle 2.80 9 1-0 LOST (-9 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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Comments (3)
I think that you doesnt watch whole two match with Lpool and Real against Ludo!
Both teams shouldnt get three points and dont deserve it at all,with those funny penalties against Ronaldo...and 93'min penalty for Lpool.
Basel may win today...but not so easy and not for 9/10 stakes.Becareful with this...its time Ludo to write history and get first point or three.
10/22/2014 - 18:42
Are you Bulgarian by any chance?

I was going to mention the previous matches but didn't think it worthy, but if you really want to go there - then fine.

Ludogorets were TOTALLY DOMINATED in both their previous CL matches!

Liverpool had the vast majority of possession and had NINE shots on target to Ludogorets' ONE. If it were not from a great goalkeeping display then Livepool would have scored 3 or 4 in regular time. Yes, they were lucky to get a penalty at the end but do you forget that Ludogorets' goal was in the 91st minute too?

Against Real Madrid, Ronaldo missed a penalty
10/22/2014 - 18:59
You owe me a beer now :-)
Told you...this bet wasnt for 9 stakes! Its time to mentoined the red card ...
10/23/2014 - 01:45
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