Nov 4, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​St. Jakob-Park
LudogoretsLudogorets Razgrad
Embolo (34'), Gonzalez (41'), Gashi (59'), Suchy (65')
Gonzalez (42')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Marcelinho (84')

Preview: Basel vs. Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad's midfielder Marcelinho celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October 1, 2014
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Sports Mole looks ahead to the crucial Champions League Group B clash between Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in Switzerland.

Ludogorets Razgrad make the trip to Switzerland on Tuesday with genuine aspirations of continuing their unlikely bid to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Despite being six points behind Group B leaders Real Madrid, the Bulgarian side boosted their qualification hopes by claiming a dramatic 1-0 victory over Basel a fortnight ago.

The test for Ludogorets now will be to follow that win with another similar performance against the same opponent, who also have three points heading into the fourth round of fixtures.

Confidence should not be a problem for Georgi Dermendzhiev and his players as they look to extend their winning run in all competitions to five games.

Basel responded to last month's defeat in Bulgaria by avoiding defeat in the next three matches, and a 2-0 win over Grasshopper on Saturday means that morale should not be a problem for the Swiss hosts.

However, they will be without Serey Die following his red card in the previous fixture, while Taulant Xhaka could miss the game due to injury.

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Possible starting lineups

Basel: Baclik, Schar, Suchy, Aliki, Degen, Frei, El Nenny, Gashi, Calla, Gonzalez, Embolo

Ludogorets: Stoyanov, Minev, Moti, Terziev, Caicara, Alexandrov, Espinho, Abalo, Dyakov, Marcelinho, Bezjak

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Who will come out on top between Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad?

Referee Deniz Aytekin shows a red card to Basel's midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Ludogorets Razgrad and FC Basel 1893 at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October 22, 2014
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