Botev Vratsa will host visiting team Tsarsko Selo at Stadion Hristo Botev in the First League fixture on Sunday.
Our Botev Vratsa v Tsarsko Selo predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Botev Vratsa will be wanting a better result here after the 3-2 First League loss in their previous game against Arda Kardzhali.
In that game, Botev Vratsa managed 43% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Botev Vratsa, the goals were scored by Daniel Genov (74') and Chavdar Ivaylov (82'). For their opponents, Arda Kardzhali got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Juninho Piauiense (3'), Plamen Krumov (29') and Spas Delev (85') scored for Arda Kardzhali.
It has not been often in recent games that Botev Vratsa have shown defensive steel. In fact, Vratsa have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 12 goals along the way. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if the trend might persist here in this game.
Coming into this meeting, Botev Vratsa haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, Tsarsko Selo drew 2-2 in the First League tie with Botev.
In that game, Tsarsko Selo managed 52% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Tsarsko Selo, goals were scored by Dimitar Kostadinov (19') and Anderson (58'). Botev got 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Atanas Iliev (74') and Michel Espinosa (94') scored for Botev.
Looking at their form, and Tsarsko Selo have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 12 goals in all. Defensively, The Kings certainly have room for improvement.
Head to head
The previous league clash between the two was First League match day 6 on 18/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Tsarsko Selo 1-2 Botev Vratsa.
The referee was Georgi Ginchev.
Team News: Botev Vratsa
Tom (Unknown Injury), Kostadin Nichev (Hip Injury) and Yuliyan Nenov (Ankle Surgery) will not be taking part for Vratsa gaffer Antoni Zdravkov.
Team News: Tsarsko Selo
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Tsarsko Selo boss Lyuboslav Penev does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
We feel that over the course of the game, Tsarsko Selo will have their work cut out to find the net against this Botev Vratsa team who we think should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Botev Vratsa at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Hristo Botev (25,000)
Captain: Valeri Domovchiyski
Chairman: Hristo Iliev
Manager: Antoni Zdravkov
Competitions: First League position 12
🔑 Star Man: Daniel Genov
Generally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Daniel Genov was born in Targovishte, Bulgaria. After having played his first senior match for Belasitsa in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 7 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.