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Beroe Stara Zagora meet the visiting Arda Kardzhali at Stadion Beroe in the First League game on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Beroe Stara Zagora v Arda Kardzhali can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Beroe Stara Zagora
Beroe Stara Zagora will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-1 First League defeat in their last game at the hands of Ludogorets Razgrad.
In that game, Beroe Stara Zagora had 40% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Beroe Stara Zagora was Gaius Makouta (38'). On the other side, Ludogorets Razgrad had 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. Kiril Despodov (27'), Dominic Yankov (79') and Claudiu Keșerü (83') scored for Ludogorets Razgrad.
Beroe Stara Zagora have really been misfiring in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 4 versus opposing sides during the course of their previous 6 matches. In those games, Zelenite have also seen the number of goals against them come to 8.
Coming into this fixture, Beroe Stara Zagora are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against CSKA Sofia in First League action, Arda Kardzhali and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Arda Kardzhali had 42% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. CSKA Sofia got 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. Jurgen Mattheij (88') scored for CSKA Sofia.
The stats don’t lie, and Arda Kardzhali have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. At the back, The Vallecans can certainly do much better. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen if that pattern shall persist here in this match.
Ahead of this clash, Arda Kardzhali have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league fixture between these sides was First League match day 24 on 17/04/2021 when it finished Arda Kardzhali 1-0 Beroe Stara Zagora.
On that day, Arda Kardzhali had 52% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Tonislav Yordanov (69').
Beroe Stara Zagora got 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Georgi Ivanov.
Team News: Beroe Stara Zagora
Beroe Stara Zagora manager Dimitar Dimitrov will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Arda Kardzhali
Arda manager Nikolay Kirov has to choose a team with limited availability. Juninho (Muscle Injury), Spas Delev (Knee Problems), Petko Ganev (Torn Knee Ligament) and Stoycho Atanasov (Broken wrist) are those who can’t be considered.
We envisage that Arda Kardzhali and Beroe Stara Zagora could both find goals hard to come by here.
We’ll have to see, but a draw might be on the cards. Our tip is therefore for a 0-0 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Beroe Stara Zagora
Stadium: Stadion Beroe (12,128)
Captain: Alexander Tsvetkov
Chairman: Ilko Rusev
Manager: Dimitar Dimitrov
Competitions: First League position 6
⭐ Key Player: Gaius Makouta
Normally played in the Centre Midfield position, Gaius Makouta was born in Alfortville, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Longford Town in the 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 6 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 24 appearances.