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Botev will host visiting club Etar Veliko Tarnovo at Hristo Botev Stadium in this First League tie on Monday.
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Botev won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 5-0 First League defeat last time out to CSKA 1948.
Martin Kamburov (36', 63', 68'), Galin Ivanov (45') and Georgi Rusev (50') scored for CSKA 1948.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Botev have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Canaries have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 15 goals during that time. Let’s find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Botev:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Etar Veliko Tarnovo in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Previously, Etar Veliko Tarnovo drew 2-2 in the First League match with CSKA Sofia.
The only player to score from Etar Veliko Tarnovo was Milcho Angelov (12'). Tiago Rodrigues (62') and Ahmed Ahmedov (93') scored for CSKA Sofia.
Illustrating their bias toward action-packed matches, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the last six matches in which Etar Veliko Tarnovo have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.33 goals per clash. Opposing teams have managed 15 of this grand total.
Heading into this contest, Etar Veliko Tarnovo are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 09/12/2017 tells us that Botev have won 4 of these games & Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from The Canaries and 3 being from The Boyans. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
Team News: Botev
Botev boss Ferario Spasov will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Etar Veliko Tarnovo boss Petko Petkov has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We feel that in this game, Botev look set to score at least once against Etar Veliko Tarnovo, who may well struggle getting on the scoresheet.
Our selection here is for a 2-0 winning margin for Botev at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hristo Botev Stadium (18,777)
Captain: Lachezar Baltanov
Chairman: Georgi Samuilov
Manager: Ferario Spasov
Competitions: First League position 12
⭐ Key Player: Atanas Iliev
Usually playing in the Striker position, Atanas Iliev was born in Bulgaria. Having made a first senior appearance for Cherno More Varna in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 7 league goals in this First League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.