Hoffenheim v Ludogorets Betting Tips: BTTS, 2017-12-07

Hoffenheim and Ludogorets to both hit the back of the net

/
Europa League Tips

HOFFENHEIM v LUDOGORETS

Thursday 7th December 2017 – Kickoff: 1900hrs

Football – Europe – Europa League Betting Tips

Thursday night brings us match day six and the final group matches in the Europa League and my first pick looks at Group C where Hoffenheim take on Ludogorets with the home side no doubt keen to continue on the back of their recent Bundesliga win on the weekend here.

Hoffenheim recorded an emphatic 4-0 home win over RB Leipzig last weekend, and they hold home advantage at their WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena once again on Thursday night when they host Ludogorets with just pride at stake for the home side.

This has been Hoffenheim’s first foray onto the european stage and the step up in quality has been evident as they’ve managed just one win in the group matches so far – a 3-1 home win over Basaksehir, but their home form in recent times has seen Hoffenheim lose just once in their last seven matches overall. Forwards Uth and Wagner provide the main threat up front.

Visitors Ludogorets sit in second place in Group C but two points behind leaders, Sporting Braga, as they make their way over to Germany for this final group match. There is a possibility that they could be overtaken by Basaksehir into second spot if the Turkish club beat Braga, so I’m expecting Ludogorets to take fewer risks here as a draw would see them through to the knock-out stages.

The Bulgarian outfit have been fairly solid throughout the group campaign as they’ve suffered just one defeat to date, which was a fairly surprising 2-1 defeat at home to Basaksehir on match day five, leaving them with a job to do tonight.

However, a 2-0 win away at Sporting Braga should give them plenty of confidence, particularly with a forward line of Keseru, Marcelinho and Misidjan all in form.

I’ll back both teams to score in this one.

Pick: Both teams to score @ 1.65 bwin