Ludogorets and Internazionale meet in Ludogorets Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after finishing the group stage in the 2nd position of Group H, with 8 points won. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for A PFG, he won Botev Vratsa at home by (6‑0). In their last 6 home matches for the UEFA Europa League the Ludogorets have 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Ludogorets is motivated for this match, after winning 6-0 at Botev Vratsa, in a game for the Bulgarian Championship. It is important to remember that the Bulgarians finished in second place in Group H, with 8 points, 3 points behind the Espanyol leader. In this match against Inter Milan, coach Pavel Vrba must keep the team 4-3-3, with Jorginho, Wanderson and Keseru being the most advanced men in the team visited. The last athlete mentioned is the best gunner of the Ludogorets, with 16 goals scored in official matches. For this game, the house coach can count on all his players.
The visiting team plays its first game in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 32 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a loss away with Lazio by (2‑1). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, the Internazionale won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has marked with regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
Inter Milan comes to this match with a 2-1 victory against Lazio, thus adding the second consecutive defeat in official matches. We remember that the Italians reach this stage of the Europa League after finishing in third position in Group F of the Champions League, with 7 points behind Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. Even playing away from home, coach Antonio Conte must line up his players 3-5-2, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. Striker Romelu Lukaku deserves all the attention so far, a player who has scored 21 goals in official matches. Out of this game are Sensi, Esposito and Gagliardini, all injured.