Ludogorets team news:
Ludogorets has been the absolute ruler of Bulgarian football in recent years. The team confirms its dominance in the current season as it has welcomed a winter break with a big seven point advantage over Levski.
In Bulgaria, the championship break is much longer than in Italy, so the team played its first official game in the new calendar year only last Saturday. If it can be judged by a convincing championship win over the underdog Botev, it is clear that the new coach can be satisfied with the work done during the winter preparations.
In the Europa League, the Ludogorets did a great job this season in the opening two games against CSKA and Ferencvaros in which they recorded convincing victories. But after that they recorded two defeats against Espanyol with a total 0-7 goal difference and two draws that allowed them to continue the competition in knockout phase.
Probable lineup: Iliev, Nedyalkov, Forster, Grigore, Cicinho, Adrianantenaina, Badji, Wanderson, Marcelinho, Lukoki, Keseru.
Inter team news:
Following a major upheaval and victory in the city derby against Milan, they recorded minimal defeats against Napoli in the Cup and from a direct rival in the race for the title of champion Lazio in the Championship. A series of key matches for Inter continue with the first leg of the knockout phase of the Europa League.
In the Italian media, given the latest results, one can increasingly see a theory in which Conte is suggested to leave this competition in the background so that his team can focus fully on the race with Juventus and Lazio to return to the Serie A throne. It is a fact that Inter, due to its participation in the Europa League, continues to play two games a week in, and that there is considerable fatigue with key players that Conte does not prefer to rotate.
The suggestions to focus on domestic competitions are not without foundation. The biggest question before this game is how much rotation in the starting lineup Conte will make. This match will surely be missed by the otherwise indispensable stopper Skriniar and midfielder Brozovic, who did not even travel with the rest of their teammates to Bulgaria. According to the announcements, first team players such as de Vrij, Barella and Lukaku could be spared.
Probable lineup: Padelli, D’Ambrosio, Bastoni, Ranocchia, Moses, Vecino, Borja Valero, Biraghi, Eriksen, Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez.
Although Inter is not playing with the first team, prediction is obvious. We believe that Lautaro and other players will score at least a goal more than the opponent. So, besides Inter’s victory we believe in at least three goals scored.
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