Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Thanks to a 2-0 win over LASK, Antwerp retained top position in Group J, but they have yet to get their job done in the Europa League group stages. The Jupiler League outfit aim to move one step closer to booking their place in the last 32, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Ludogorets on Thursday evening. The Bulgarian champions have been struggling in the Europa League this season, with the team suffering a loss in each of their four group games.
Ludogorets are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Belgium, and they are unlikely to spoil Antwerp’s party at Bosuilstadion. When the two teams met at Huvepharma Arena earlier in the process Antwerp defeated Ludogorets 2-1, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.