Ludogorets may currently be second in the Bulgarian First League, with six wins in the seven games played, but they may not be a match for the inaugural Conference League winners Roma. Jose Mourinho’s Roma currently sit fifth in Serie A, with three wins from five, and a recent 4 - 0 loss to Udinese may light a fire beneath Roma in the Europa League.
The Bulgarian side have not fared well in the Europa League in recent years, finishing last in their group in both the 2020/21 and 2021/22 campaigns, with two points and zero points respectively. However, the most damning statistic may be their goal differences, -5 last season and -12 the season before.
Therefore, a goal handicap of one could be likely, with the Italian side likely to better Ludogorets, despite any confidence Ludogorets may have been able to build with their recent 6 - 0 thrashing of Hebar.