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Botev Vratsa visit Vasil Levski National Stadium on Sunday for the First League clash with hosts CSKA 1948.
All CSKA 1948 v Botev Vratsa match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
CSKA 1948 will be wanting a better result here following a 2-1 First League loss in their previous game against Slavia Sofia.
In that match, CSKA 1948 had 45% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for CSKA 1948 was Georgi Angelov (73'). Slavia Sofia had 6 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Radoslav Kirilov (30', 90') scored for Slavia Sofia.
Matches featuring CSKA 1948 have usually been entertaining ones of late with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 24 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 7 of them accredited to CSKA 1948. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Heading into this fixture, CSKA 1948 haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Last time out, Botev Vratsa drew 0-0 in the First League match with Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
In that match, Botev Vratsa managed 47% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Lokomotiv Plovdiv got 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
A run of accomplished displays from the Botev Vratsa defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. Over that same period, their forwards have scored 5.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was First League match day 22 on 21/03/2021 when the final score was CSKA 1948 1-0 Botev Vratsa.
The referee was Volen Chinkov.
Team News: CSKA 1948
There is just the lone fitness concern for the CSKA 1948 manager Krasimir Balakov to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Angel Lyaskov (Knee Injury) is out of contention. Kostadin Iliev is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Botev Vratsa
Thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Botev Vratsa boss Veselin Velikov doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We feel that in this game, Botev Vratsa should have enough to score against this CSKA 1948 team, however that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for CSKA 1948 by the conclusion of the game. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium (44,000)
Captain: Ventsislav Vasilev
Chairman: Dobrin Gyonov
Manager: Krasimir Balakov
Competitions: First League position 14
🔑 Star Man: Ivaylo Chochev
Customarily played in the Centre Midfield position, Ivaylo Chochev was born in Bulgaria. After making a first senior appearance for CSKA Sofia in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in this First League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.