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Arda Kardzhali are the guests at Stadion Balgarska Armia on Saturday for the First League meeting with home side CSKA Sofia.
Our CSKA Sofia v Arda Kardzhali tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as up-to-date odds.
CSKA Sofia will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 First League defeat last time out to Beroe Stara Zagora.
In that game, CSKA Sofia managed 46% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Beroe Stara Zagora got 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Martin Kamburov (87') was the scorer for Beroe Stara Zagora.
Under three goals per match were scored during 6 of the past 6 meetings where CSKA Sofia have been participants. In terms of the goal weighting during that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 2 and The Army Men got themselves 3. We will see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that CSKA Sofia:
- haven't beaten Arda Kardzhali in their previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 22 league matches at home. Incredible, really.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Lokomotiv Plovdiv in First League competition, Arda Kardzhali will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Arda Kardzhali managed 53% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Lokomotiv Plovdiv got 10 shots at goal with 7 on target. Christian Ilić (47') and Dimitar Iliev (54') scored for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Nikolay Kirov's Arda Kardzhali have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 8 times therefore earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Ahead of this clash, Arda Kardzhali are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
The last league match between these sides was First League match day 10 on 25/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Arda Kardzhali 1-1 CSKA Sofia.
The referee was Radoslav Gidzhenov.
Team News: CSKA Sofia
CSKA Sofia manager Bruno Akrapović has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all coming into this game owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Arda Kardzhali
Arda boss Nikolay Kirov has a number of players out of action. Juninho (Muscle Injury), Petko Ganev (Torn Knee Ligament) and Stoycho Atanasov (Broken wrist) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the opinion that CSKA Sofia look set to get a couple of goals in this one when they meet Arda Kardzhali, who will not find it easy to get a goal of their own.
Our tip is for a comfortable 2-0 winning score for CSKA Sofia when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia (22,995)
Captain: Petar Zanev
Chairman: Grisha Ganchev
Manager: Bruno Akrapović
Competitions: First League position 3, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)