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CSKA Sofia will do battle with away team Arda Kardzhali at Stadion Balgarska Armia in the First League clash on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for CSKA Sofia v Arda Kardzhali - as well as the best betting odds.
CSKA Sofia will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-0 First League triumph against CSKA 1948.
In that game, CSKA Sofia had 56% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for CSKA Sofia was Jurgen Mattheij (30'). CSKA 1948 got 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Stoycho Mladenov's CSKA Sofia have celebrated scoring 5 times over their prior six outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 8.
Arda Kardzhali head into the clash after a 3-2 First League win versus Botev Vratsa in their most recent match.
In that game, Arda Kardzhali managed 49% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Arda Kardzhali, goals were scored by Spas Delev (33'), Rumen Rumenov (46') and Tonislav Yordanov (93'). Botev Vratsa had 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Dorian Babunski (51', 54') scored for Botev Vratsa.
The stats tell the story, and Arda Kardzhali have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in all. Defensively, Arda Kardzhali seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Heading into this contest, Arda Kardzhali haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The last league fixture between these clubs was First League match day 1 on 03/05/2021 when the final score was CSKA Sofia 1-0 Arda Kardzhali.
That day, CSKA Sofia managed 58% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Jurgen Mattheij (88').
On the other side, Arda Kardzhali had 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Stanimir Trenchev.
Team News: CSKA Sofia
The CSKA Sofia manager Stoycho Mladenov has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Arda Kardzhali
Thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Arda Kardzhali boss Georgi Chilikov doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
In this match, CSKA Sofia should get the goals that they need when they face Arda Kardzhali, who might well find it difficult finding the net themselves.
We’re predicting a controlled 2-0 victory for CSKA Sofia at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia (22,995)
Captain: Geferson Cerqueira Teles
Chairman: Grisha Ganchev
Manager: Stoycho Mladenov
Competitions: First League position 2, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group C)
🔑 Star Player: Yohan Baï
Mostly used in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Yohan Baï was born in Arras, France. After making a first senior appearance for CSKA Sofia in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this First League 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 9 appearances.