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Arda Kardzhali visit Stadion Slavia on Saturday for the First League game with home side Slavia Sofia.
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Slavia Sofia will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 First League drawn result against Beroe Stara Zagora.
In that match, Slavia Sofia managed 50% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Slavia Sofia was Ivaylo Dimitrov (86'). At the other end, Beroe Stara Zagora got 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Gaius Makouta (12') was the scorer for Beroe Stara Zagora.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Slavia Sofia haven’t conceded. In fact, The White Avalanche have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals on the way.
Going into this contest, Slavia Sofia haven’t won at home in the past 4 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Arda Kardzhali go into this match following on from a 3-2 First League win over Botev Vratsa in their previous outing.
In that match, Arda Kardzhali had 57% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Arda Kardzhali, the goalscorers were Juninho Piauiense (3'), Plamen Krumov (29') and Spas Delev (85'). Botev Vratsa got 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Daniel Genov (74') and Chavdar Ivaylov (82') scored for Botev Vratsa.
In their last 6 clashes, Arda Kardzhali have helped themselves to a tally of 13 goals. The Vallecans have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have had 6 goals go into their own net. That trend might not be continued into this match, of course.
Ahead of this clash, Arda Kardzhali have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was First League match day 6 on 21/09/2020 when the final score was Arda Kardzhali 2-1 Slavia Sofia.
The referee was Valentin Zhelezov.
Team News: Slavia Sofia
Slavia Sofia boss Aleksandr Tarkhanov has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Arda Kardzhali
Arda manager Nikolay Kirov has to currently contend with reduced team options. Petko Ganev (Torn Knee Ligament) and Stoycho Atanasov (Broken wrist) will not be playing here.
We feel that Arda Kardzhali and Slavia Sofia should play out a closely-fought contest here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a 1-1 score after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Slavia (25,556)
Captain: Georgi Petkov
Chairman: Ventseslav Stefanov
Manager: Aleksandr Tarkhanov
Competitions: First League position 13
⭐ Key Man: Kaloyan Krastev
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Kaloyan Krastev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. After having played his first senior match for Slavia Sofia in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.