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Lokomotiv Sofia vs Arda Kardzhali Live Stream, Predictions
Arda Kardzhali make the trip to Stadion Lokomotiv on Monday for the First League clash with hosts Lokomotiv Sofia.
View all of the Lokomotiv Sofia v Arda Kardzhali predictions, poll and stats below (including the best match odds).
📏 Form Guide
Lokomotiv Sofia will play in this game coming off the back of a 1-1 First League tied result against Slavia Sofia.
In that match, Lokomotiv Sofia had 41% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lokomotiv Sofia was David Malembana (24'). Slavia Sofia had 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ivan Minchev (85') was the scorer for Slavia Sofia.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Lokomotiv Sofia have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Lokomotiv Sofia have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 11 goals on the way.
Arda Kardzhali will come into the game after a 2-1 First League win vs Botev in their previous game.
In that game, Arda Kardzhali managed 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Arda Kardzhali was Svetoslav Kovachev (62', 65'). For their opponents, Botev Plovdiv had 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. Martin Sekulić (35') was the scorer for Botev.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Aleksandar Tunchev's Arda Kardzhali have managed to stick the ball in the net 9 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Arda Kardzhali:
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
↔️ Head to head
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was First League match day 1 on 14/05/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Arda Kardzhali 3-0 Lokomotiv Sofia.
On that occasion, Arda Kardzhali had 62% possession and 20 shots on goal with 8 on target. Goals were scored by Preslav Borukov (37'), Stanislav Ivanov (44') and Iliya Yurukov (68').
Lokomotiv Sofia got 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Nikola Popov.
📰 Team News: Lokomotiv Sofia
The Lokomotiv Sofia manager Stanislav Genchev will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
ℹ️ Team News: Arda Kardzhali
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Arda Kardzhali boss Aleksandar Tunchev has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
Our feeling is that Lokomotiv Sofia will really need to work well to be putting a goal past this Arda Kardzhali lineup who we think should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore fancy a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for Arda Kardzhali when all is said and done.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Peter Guest, 23:48 24/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv (22,000)
Captain: Krasimir Miloshev
Chairman: Boycho Velichkov
Manager: Stanislav Genchev
Competitions: First League position 9
⭐ Star Player: Antonio Vutov
Mostly taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Antonio Vutov was born in Mezdra, Bulgaria. After having played his first senior match for Levski Sofia in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 4 league goals in this First League 2022 - 2023 season to date in 25 appearances.
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