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Botev will do battle with visiting team Beroe Stara Zagora at Hristo Botev Stadium in this First League meeting on Friday.
All Botev v Beroe Stara Zagora match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Botev, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 2-1 First League success vs Arda Kardzhali.
In that match, Botev managed 46% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Botev was Marquinhos (9', 36'). For their opponents, Arda Kardzhali had 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Tonislav Yordanov (55') was the scorer for Arda Kardzhali.
Azrudin Valentic's Botev have celebrated scoring 7 times over their prior six outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 5.
Leading up to this clash, Botev:
- have left without a victory over Beroe Stara Zagora in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Beroe Stara Zagora
Beroe Stara Zagora will go into this meeting after a 1-0 First League win to defeat Tsarsko Selo in their most recent outing.
In that match, Beroe Stara Zagora managed 64% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Beroe Stara Zagora was Martin Kamburov (75'). At the other end, Tsarsko Selo had 4 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
In the course of their six latest matches, Dimitar Dimitrov's Beroe Stara Zagora have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 8 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Their past results show that Beroe Stara Zagora:
- have not emerged victorious against Botev when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 07/04/2019 tells us that Botev have won 1 of them & Beroe Stara Zagora 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
In all, 18 goals were produced between them in these games, with 7 of them from The Canaries and 11 created by Zelenite. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was First League match day 16 on 12/12/2020 when it ended Beroe Stara Zagora 3-0 Botev.
On that occasion, Beroe Stara Zagora managed 60% possession and 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Erivaldo (20'), Alioune Fall (54') and Georgi Angelov (57').
Botev had 5 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Georgi Davidov.
Team News: Botev
The Botev manager Azrudin Valentic does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Beroe Stara Zagora
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Beroe Stara Zagora boss Dimitar Dimitrov has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that Beroe Stara Zagora have the capability to breach the defence of this Botev lineup, but that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for a close game with a 2-1 victory for Botev when the full-time whistle blows. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hristo Botev Stadium (18,777)
Captain: Todor Nedelev
Chairman: Daniel Cerejido
Manager: Azrudin Valentic
Competitions: First League position 2
🔑 Star Man: Marquinhos
Mostly taking up the Left Wing position, Marquinhos was born in Cajari, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlético Mineiro in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the First League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.