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The First League fixture at Stadion Balgarska Armia on Sunday will see home side CSKA Sofia take to the field against Beroe Stara Zagora.
Our tips, poll and stats for CSKA Sofia v Beroe Stara Zagora can all be found here (plus the best game odds).
CSKA Sofia are hoping to win again after their last result, a 4-0 Conference League Qualifiers victory versus Makedonija ĞP.
For CSKA Sofia, the goals were scored by Jurgen Mattheij (31'), Georgi Yomov (61'), Lazar Tufegdžić (78') and Duckens Nazon (87').
Their most recent results highlight the fact that things are going according to plan in the CSKA Sofia backline. CSKA Sofia have been miserly, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous six matches standing at 1.
Looking at their past form shows that CSKA Sofia:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Beroe Stara Zagora in their last 3 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 13 league matches at home. What a fortress.
Beroe Stara Zagora
Last time out, Beroe Stara Zagora drew 1-1 in the First League tie with Lokomotiv Sofia.
In that match, Beroe Stara Zagora had 45% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Beroe Stara Zagora was Aboubacar Toungara (32'). At the other end, Lokomotiv Sofia got 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Dimitar Mitkov (85') scored for Lokomotiv Sofia.
The stats don’t lie, and Beroe Stara Zagora have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in total. In defence, Beroe Stara Zagora have not been doing too well. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether the trend will be sustained here in this match.
Leading up to this clash, Beroe Stara Zagora:
- have not registered a win against CSKA Sofia when they've played them away from home in the last 8 league games. An awful away record.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 12/07/2020 shows that CSKA Sofia have won 3 of them and Beroe Stara Zagora 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined total of 11 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 from The Army Men and 2 being from Zelenite. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The last league game between the two was First League match day 25 on 02/04/2022 when it finished CSKA Sofia 1-0 Beroe Stara Zagora.
On that occasion, CSKA Sofia had 50% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Jordy Caicedo (53').
On the other side, Beroe Stara Zagora got 5 shots on goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Ivajilo Stoyanov.
Team News: CSKA Sofia
The CSKA Sofia boss Saša Ilić does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Beroe Stara Zagora
With a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Beroe Stara Zagora manager Petar Hubchev has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this match. Luizinho will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In our opinion, CSKA Sofia will, in all likelihood, dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
Conversely, Beroe Stara Zagora won’t find it easy to score themselves but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be scoring.
Our selection here is for a comfortable 3-1 victory for CSKA Sofia at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia (22,995)
Captain: Jurgen Mattheij
Chairman: Grisha Ganchev
Manager: Saša Ilić
Competitions: First League position 2
🔑 Key Man: Maurício Garcez
Normally playing in the Left Wing position, Maurício Garcez was born in Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Brusque in the 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 3 league goals in this First League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 3 appearances.