The key game in Group C of the Europa League on matchday six comes from Italy, as both Roma and Ludogorets are in direct competition for the second qualifying spot. Both sides are locked on seven points apiece, but the advantage at this stage is with the travelling side, who sits in second.
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This is a key fixture in the Europa League this season, as both Roma and Ludogorets will be looking for a result that will get them through to the next round of the competition. However, the pressure will be on the home side, as Roma will need maximum points to take second spot on the final matchday in Group C.
Jose Mourinho will be bitterly disappointed to see his side crash out at this stage of the competition, as they were among the pre-tournament favourites to win the Europa League. The Italian giants have made extremely hard work of the group to this point, as they have picked up just two wins from five games. However, they were excellent last week, as they kept their hopes alive with a 2-1 away win against HJK.
Lodogorets will have the added advantage in this fixture of knowing that even a point could see them progress through to the next round. They have picked up seven points from the fixtures that they have played to this point, as they have won twice in the five games that they have played.
However, a defeat in this fixture will see them miss out on a place in the playoff round. Lodogorets will be hoping for a better result than they managed in their previous fixture, as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Real Betis. But, they hold every chance if playing at the same standard.
Roma vs Lodogorets Head to Head
Ludogorets managed to record a famous victory against Roma on matchday one, which was also the only previous meeting between the sides. However, the Italian side has a strong home record against clubs from Bulgaria, as they are unbeaten in their previous four.
Roma vs Ludogorets Prediction
This is a massive match in the Europa League for both Roma and Ludogorets. However, Mourinho’s big game experience could be the difference maker on Thursday, as we could see Roma picking up the victory that they need to reach the playoff round.
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