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The First League fixture at Stadion Lokomotiv on Monday will see hosts Lokomotiv Plovdiv welcome opponents Arda Kardzhali.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Arda Kardzhali can be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv are hoping to win again following a 0-1 First League victory versus Botev Vratsa.
In that game, Lokomotiv Plovdiv had 60% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Lokomotiv Plovdiv was Birsent Karagaren (72'). On the other side, Botev Vratsa got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Lokomotiv Plovdiv have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Lokomotiv Plovdiv have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 6 goals in the process. We will find out if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Arda Kardzhali head into the game following a 3-2 First League win as they beat Septemvri Sofia in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Arda Kardzhali had 42% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Arda Kardzhali, goals were scored by Lachezar Kotev (6'), Hristo Ivanov (37'), Milan Stoev (74' Own goal) and El Mami Tetah (76'). For their opponents, Septemvri Sofia got 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Redi Kasa (28') scored for Septemvri Sofia.
In the course of their six previous matches, Aleksandar Tunchev's Arda Kardzhali have turned their attacks into goals a total of 8 times - yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 20/03/2021, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Lokomotiv Plovdiv winning 1 of those games, Arda Kardzhali 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was First League match day 4 on 07/05/2022 and the score finished Arda Kardzhali 4-4 Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
That day, Arda Kardzhali had 44% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Goals were scored by Tonislav Yordanov (3'), Lachezar Kotev (65'), Ivan Tilev (68') and Ivan Kokonov (73').
On the other side, Lokomotiv Plovdiv got 19 shots at goal with 9 on target. Dimitar Iliev (7'), Vincent Marcel (76'), Ivaylo Dimitrov (86') and Miloš Petrović (89') scored.
The referee was Volen Chinkov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Lokomotiv Plovdiv gaffer Aleksandar Tomash to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Vincent Marcel (Hamstring Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Arda Kardzhali
Due to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the Arda Kardzhali manager Aleksandar Tunchev has zero fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
In this game, Arda Kardzhali have the capability to find the back of the net against this Lokomotiv Plovdiv side, however that is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Lokomotiv Plovdiv when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv (11,800)
Captain: Dimitar Iliev
Chairman: Hristo Bonev
Manager: Aleksandar Tomash
Competitions: First League position 4
🔑 Key Man: Preslav Borukov
Usually played in the Striker position, Preslav Borukov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. After having played his first senior match for Etar Veliko Tarnovo in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the First League 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 4 appearances.