Match date: 23 Nov 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Champions League
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Ludogorets had great season so far, in Bulgarian league are at leading position and i'm pretty sure that will manage to defend a title while just with reaching of Champions league knockout stage they made huge success, however in meetings with strong sides as Arsenal and PSG didn't had much chances and so far collected only one point after a draw with Basel away from home, with that one point they are at last spot in their group and but still have a chance for third spot and Europa league knockout stage since Basel have equal number of points and tonight these two teams will face each other in Bulgaria. Hosts are almost unstoppable in their domestic league and now are fully focused on this match, outcome of this game will probably decide which of these two teams will end au at third spot, both teams have equal chances for victory, hosts are playing offensive football, in previous four rounds of Champions league they failed to score only once on their traveling to England where were smashed by Arsenal, here are coming after good results in domestic league and will be seeking for a victory, i'm pretty sure that can break opponents defense. Only defender Vitinha (4/0) will miss this game due to an injury.
Basel meanwhile also didn't had much success in champions league but it's understandable since two leading teams are much stronger and third spot in this group would satisfy them but in front of them are really unpleasant opponents and it will be hard to defeat them especially at this ground. Guests failed to collect all three points in their first meeting at home and now will be only harder. In Swiss Super league they are without any doubts strongest team and already after 15 rounds are 15 points above second placed team and they are only team there which is without defeat. In last two rounds achieved two victories, last one was with very convincing result and that for sure boosted their morale, they must win here, so far didn't showed some great goal scoring skills in Champions league but i'm pretty sure that have enough quality to score tonight against rivals for that third position. Defender Akanji (0/0), midfielders Die (5/0), Steffen (12/2), Bua (2/0), Boetius (2/0) and forward Sporar (5/0) will all remain sidelined for this game due to injuries.
This is one of most important matches for these two teams in these season, both sides are dominating in their domestic leagues and are main pretenders for titles while their probably only chance for staying in Europe during this winter is to celebrate here, both teams have equal chances for victory and it will be a hard match for them but i believe that judging by their offensive skills that showed so far both will manage to at least score a goal tonight.