Arda Kardzhali will do battle with the visiting Hebar Pazardzhik at Arena Arda in this First League fixture on Saturday.
Our Arda Kardzhali v Hebar Pazardzhik predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Arda Kardzhali fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 4-0 First League triumph against Botev Vratsa.
For Arda Kardzhali, the goals were scored by Tonislav Yordanov (2'), Aboubacar Toungara (39', 58') and Stanislav Ivanov (50').
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Arda Kardzhali have been participants. Breaking down the goal distribution from that period, their opponents scored a total of 2 and Arda Kardzhali managed the sum of 9.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Pirin in First League action, Hebar Pazardzhik and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Hebar Pazardzhik managed 65% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Hebar Pazardzhik was Nicholas Penev (55'). At the other end, Pirin got 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Boris Tyutyukov (51') and Martin Bachev (67') scored for Pirin.
During their 6 most recent matches, Lyuboslav Penev's Hebar Pazardzhik have converted a total of 7 times therefore yielding them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring the two was First League match day 27 on 22/04/2023 which ended up with the score at Hebar Pazardzhik 0-1 Arda Kardzhali.
On that occasion, Hebar Pazardzhik had 54% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Arda Kardzhali got 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Stanislav Ivanov (45') was the scorer.
The referee was Ivo Andreev.
Team News: Arda Kardzhali
The Arda Kardzhali boss Aleksandar Tunchev will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Hebar Pazardzhik
Thanks to a mainly full-strength squad, there is just the one fitness issue for the Hebar Pazardzhik boss Lyuboslav Penev to be concerned with. Oktay Hamdiev (Torn Knee Ligament) won’t be in action.
We envisage that Hebar Pazardzhik have the firepower to put one past this Arda Kardzhali side, although that isn’t expected to be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a 2-1 victory for Arda Kardzhali when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Arda (11,114)
Captain: Ivan Kokonov
Chairman: Petar Peshev
Manager: Aleksandar Tunchev
Competitions: First League position 8
🔑 Star Man: Aboubacar Toungara
Regularly used in the Centre Midfield position, Aboubacar Toungara was born in Bamako, Mali. Having made his senior debut playing for Beroe Stara Zagora in the 2021 - 2022 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in the First League 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 7 appearances.