The UEFA Champions League qualifiers are continuing this week, with half the teams advancing to the Group Stage and the other half seeing their European Cup pursuits end. Malmo, the reigning league champion of Sweden's Allsvenskan, is in position to advance after winning 2-0 in the first leg of the play-off round against Ludogorets. On Tuesday, play will shift to Bulgaria, where Ludogorets has looked like a completely different team, so it could enter Tuesday's matchup still feeling confident about advancing. You can watch the match on Paramount+.
Kick-off for Ludogorets vs. Malmo is set for 3 p.m. ET. Ludogorets is the +138 money-line favorite (risk $100 to win $138) in the latest Malmo vs. Ludogorets odds at Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is 2.5 goals. Tuesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Malmo vs. Ludogoret
- Date: Tuesday, August 24
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
Champions League picks for Ludogorets vs. Malmo
Before you tune in to Tuesday's Champions League qualifier, you need to see the UEFA Champions League picks from European soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Malmo vs. Ludogorets, Green is predicting Ludogorets to win 2-1 at +850. That may seem like a dramatic departure from last week's result, but Ludogorets has multiple factors in its favor this time around. First, it gets to play at home, where the Bulgarian side has won 14 of its last 16 games. Also, the team will welcome back star forward Kiril Despodov, who was suspended in the first leg, and his knack for finding the back of the net should help Ludogorets get on the scoreboard in the second leg.
Down 0-2 in the aggregate, Ludogorets knows it has to take chances, which not only lends itself to scoring, but could also allow Malmo to score as well. Thus, that's why Green is picking this specific 2-1 score since he sees Ludogorets' style of play allowing for exciting action in both attacking thirds.
"We could see another open, entertaining clash, similar to Ludogorets' 2-2 draw with Olympiacos in the last round," Green told SportsLine. "It will be forced to take risks in a bid to overturn the two-goal deficit, which should leave space for Malmo's forwards to exploit on the counterattack."
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