Milan vs Ludogorets
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK
Venue: Stadio San Siro (Milano).
This Europa League tie has been ended seven days ago when Milan confirmed the quality in drubbing of the Bulgarian champions Ludogorets 0-3 in Razgrad. Rossoneri truly look to have a bit of a fighting spirit about them under Gennaro Gattuso who has completely changed the team’s fortunes around since taking over Vincenzo Montella on the bench.
Prior to Gattuso’s reign, it was only Europa League that could have probably given Milan the chance to play the Champions league football next year, but a phenomenal run of form under the new manager now sees them within the reach of the top four spots in Serie A, particularly after another win at the weekend when Rossoneri saw off Sampdoria 1-0 at San Siro.
This, combined with the fact that Milan have already gained a massive edge in this tie, suggests that we could see an entirely reserve lineup from the hosts here. The red-hot Patrick Cutrone is likely to be rested and we could see the Portuguese striker Andre Silva on the pitch from the first minute.
Ludogorets will thus have the chance to at least try and avoid a defeat at San Siro wand backing the draw or away win looks sweet at the sky-high odds of 2.80 under these circumstances. The visitors will head intro this with an improved confidence after clinching a demolishing 4-1 win over Slavia Sofia as Bulgarian First League returned in action after the winter break last weekend.
Milan vs Ludogorets: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between these two rivals.
Patrick Cutrone opened up the scoring for Rossoneri in Razgrad, while Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini have bagged two more goals in the second half to set the final score.
Milan vs Ludogorets: Prediction
The motivation will play a massive role here, and it will no doubts be on Ludogorets’ side as the visitors clearly want to fix the poor impression rom the first leg on their soil.
Backing Ludogorets not to lose by two or more goals is our top betting suggestion at the odds of 1.60, while braver punters can try with the visitors to leave San Siro undefeated at sky-high 2.80.