Ludogorets vs Basel by Jamesington
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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|Basel||Pinnacle||2.80||9||1-0 LOST (-9 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.