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Botev vs Slavia Sofia Live Stream, Predictions
Botev will do battle with visiting rivals Slavia Sofia at Stadion Hristo Botev in the First League tie on Monday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Botev v Slavia Sofia can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
📏 Form Guide
Botev will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-1 First League loss in their previous game against Arda Kardzhali.
In that match, Botev managed 46% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Botev was Martin Sekulić (35'). Arda Kardzhali got 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. Svetoslav Kovachev (62', 65') was the scorer for Arda Kardzhali.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Botev have shown defensive steel. In fact, Botev have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals in the process. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Taking a look at their past results, Botev:
- have not won against Slavia Sofia in their previous 2 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league games. Fans are getting restless.
In the game prior to this, Slavia Sofia drew 1-1 in the First League match with Lokomotiv Sofia.
In that match, Slavia Sofia had 59% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Slavia Sofia was Ivan Minchev (85'). Lokomotiv Sofia got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. David Malembana (24') scored for Lokomotiv Sofia.
A sequence of effective showings by the Slavia Sofia defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their last 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Slavia Sofia:
- haven't beaten Botev when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 07/08/2021 tells us that Botev have won 3 of these and Slavia Sofia 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined sum of 6 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 from The Canaries and 2 coming from The White Avalanche. The average goals per game has been 1.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was First League match day 1 on 13/05/2023 when it ended Slavia Sofia 1-0 Botev.
On that day, Slavia Sofia had 45% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Toni Tasev (69').
On the other side, Botev had 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Georgi Ignatov.
📰 Team News: Botev
Dylan Mertens (Unknown Injury), Roberto Puncec (Unknown Injury), Hidajet Hankić (Unknown Injury) and Atanas Chernev (Knee Injury) won’t be available for Botev manager Bruno Baltazar.
📰 Team News: Slavia Sofia
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Slavia Sofia boss Angel Slavkov to be concerned with. Svetoslav Vutsov (Arthroscopie) won’t be playing here.
We envisage that Slavia Sofia and Botev may both find scoring difficult here.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Lucas Pereira, 23:48 24/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Hristo Botev (22,800)
Captain: Viktor Genev
Chairman: German Chistyakov
Manager: Bruno Baltazar
Competitions: First League position 10
🔑 Key Man: Antoine Baroan
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Antoine Baroan was born in France. After making a first senior appearance for Niort in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has netted 14 league goals in the First League 2022 - 2023 season so far coming from a total of 30 appearances.
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