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The First League tie at Stadion Beroe on Friday will see hosts Beroe Stara Zagora lock horns with opponents Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
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Beroe Stara Zagora
Beroe Stara Zagora enter this fixture following a 2-2 First League drawn match versus CSKA 1948.
In that match, Beroe Stara Zagora had 42% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For Beroe Stara Zagora, goals were scored by Simeon Mechev (55') and Alioune Fall (94'). At the other end, CSKA 1948 had 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. Aleksandar Kolev (45') and Ivaylo Chochev (58') scored for CSKA 1948.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Beroe Stara Zagora haven’t conceded. In fact, Beroe Stara Zagora have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals during that time. Even so, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern shall be replicated in this upcoming match or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Beroe Stara Zagora:
- are winless against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
In their previous game, Lokomotiv Plovdiv drew 4-4 in the First League tie with Arda Kardzhali.
In that match, Lokomotiv Plovdiv had 56% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Lokomotiv Plovdiv, the goals were scored by Dimitar Iliev (7'), Vincent Marcel (76'), Ivaylo Dimitrov (86') and Miloš Petrović (89'). Arda Kardzhali had 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Tonislav Yordanov (3'), Lachezar Kotev (65'), Ivan Tilev (68') and Ivan Kokonov (73') scored for Arda Kardzhali.
During their 6 latest matches, Aleksandar Tomash's Lokomotiv Plovdiv have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times therefore earning them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Going into this contest, Lokomotiv Plovdiv are without a win away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 04/10/2020 shows us that Beroe Stara Zagora have won 1 of them and Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2, with the number of draws being 3.
A total of 11 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 4 for Zelenite and 7 belonging to Smarfovete. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league fixture between these clubs was First League match day 2 on 21/04/2022 when it ended Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-1 Beroe Stara Zagora.
That day, Lokomotiv Plovdiv managed 63% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Dimitar Iliev (45').
On the other side, Beroe Stara Zagora had 4 shots on goal with 3 on target. Steve Furtado (27') scored.
The referee was Ivajilo Stoyanov.
Team News: Beroe Stara Zagora
The Beroe Stara Zagora boss Petar Hubchev will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Lokomotiv Plovdiv manager Aleksandar Tomash has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
We feel that over the course of the game, Lokomotiv Plovdiv will have a tough ask to break down this Beroe Stara Zagora outfit who will likely score & stay on top.
That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought 1-0 win for Beroe Stara Zagora at full-time.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Beroe Stara Zagora
Stadium: Stadion Beroe (12,128)
Chairman: Ilko Rusev
Manager: Petar Hubchev
Competitions: First League position 7
🔑 Key Man: Alioune Fall
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Alioune Fall was born in Dakar, Senegal. Having played his first senior match for Chaves in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 4 league goals in the First League 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 24 appearances.