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The First League clash at Hristo Botev Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Botev up against opponents in Pirin.
All Botev v Pirin match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Botev, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 5-0 First League triumph vs Tsarsko Selo.
In that match, Botev had 58% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Botev, goals were scored by Atanas Iliev (32'), Réda Rabeï (68'), Emmanuel Toku (88') and Salif Cissé (90'). For their opponents, Tsarsko Selo got 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Mihail Ivanov (57' Own goal) was the scorer for Tsarsko Selo.
Azrudin Valentic's Botev have scored 9 times over their preceding 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that they have conceded in that time is 6.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Vitosha Bistritsa in First League - Play Offs action, Pirin will be aiming to make amends here.
The numbers tell their own story, and Pirin have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in total. In defence, Orletata have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 28/02/2016, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Botev winning 2 of those games, Pirin 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 from The Canaries and 10 for Orletata. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league encounter between these sides was First League match day 14 on 27/10/2017 which finished with the scoreline of Pirin 1-2 Botev.
The referee was Dragomir Draganov.
Team News: Botev
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Botev manager Azrudin Valentic to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Dimitar Tonev (Stress response of the bone) is sidelined.
Team News: Pirin
With a fully injury-free group available for selection, Pirin boss Milen Radukanov has no fitness worries to report coming into this game.
In this match, Pirin will likely be able to breach the defence of this Botev lineup, however it might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a 2-1 winning margin for Botev by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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