Ludogorets will look to take a major step in progressing to the Quarter-final of the Europa Conference League when they host Anderlecht at the Ludogorets Arena on Thursday at 20:00 GMT.
Ludogorets, who are chasing the Bulgarian First League, and are currently a point behind league leaders CSKA Sofia, will look to translate their good form into the Europa Conference League when they meet Anderlecht on Thursday evening.
Anderlecht have been underperforming in the Belgian Pro League this season. They are currently 10th on the table, although they are unbeaten in their last three domestic assignments.
Ludogorets manager Stanislav Genchev will be without right winger Rick (torn knee ligament) and center-back Dinis Almeida (torn knee ligament). These two are major doubts for the clash with Anderlecht.
Anderlecht will be without center-back Hannes Delcroix (knee) and defensive midfielder Marco Kana (toe injury) for the clash away to Ludogorets on Thursday. Brian Riemer will look to replace these players without affecting the team’s level.
S. Padt; Cicinho, A. Nedyalkov, O. Verdon, A. Fonn Witry; P. Naressi, J. Piotrowski; Rick, C. Souza, B. Tekpetey; Thiago
B. Verbruggen; M. Murillo, Z. Dabast, J. Vertonghen, K. Sardella; Y. Verschaeren, M. Ashimeru, L. Refaelov; A. Drfeyer, B. Raman, F. Amuzu
Ludogorets will benefit from the home advantage and partisan support they will get at the Ludogorets Arena. They are favored to get the win and take the lead to the second leg in Belgium.
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