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Levski Sofia will visit Stadion Ticha on Sunday for the First League fixture with hosts Cherno More Varna.
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Cherno More Varna
Cherno More Varna will play in this match following on from a 1-1 First League drawn result against Montana.
In that match, Cherno More Varna had 69% possession and 9 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Cherno More Varna was José Gomes (76'). Montana had 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Rayan Senhadji (66') scored for Montana.
Cherno More Varna have really been misfiring in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 vs opponents over the course of their last six outings. In those games, The Sailors have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 4.
Pre-game facts show that Cherno More Varna:
- have not been beaten in the league by Levski Sofia in their previous 2 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Levski Sofia will go into this clash following on from a 1-0 First League win vs Slavia Sofia in their most recent game.
In that match, Levski Sofia managed 52% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Levski Sofia was Robertha (85'). At the other end, Slavia Sofia had 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
A sequence of steadfast performances by the Levski Sofia defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their last 6 outings overall. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 8. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Levski Sofia:
- have not registered a win against Cherno More Varna when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 10/11/2018 shows us that Cherno More Varna have won 2 of them & Levski Sofia 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them from The Sailors and 12 for The Blue Avalanche. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league match featuring these sides was First League match day 10 on 24/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Levski Sofia 1-2 Cherno More Varna.
The match was refereed by Georgi Kabakov.
Team News: Cherno More Varna
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Cherno More Varna boss Ilian Iliev to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Georgi Bozhilov (Achilles tendon surgery) misses out.
Team News: Levski Sofia
Levski manager Slaviša Stojanovič has multiple availability issues to deal with. Nacho Monsalve (Fractured Rib), Mateo Stamatov (Knee Problems), Rebin Sulaka (Muscle Injury), Simeon Slavchev (Corona virus), Zdravko Dimitrov (Corona virus), Borislav Tsonev (Torn Knee Ligament) and Radoslav Tsonev (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
In our view, Levski Sofia will need things to go their way to see themselves scoring against this Cherno More Varna lineup who we think might well get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Cherno More Varna at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Cherno More Varna
Stadium: Stadion Ticha (8,250)
Captain: Daniel Dimov
Chairman: Marin Marinov
Manager: Ilian Iliev
Competitions: First League position 7
🔑 Key Player: José Gomes
Usually used in the Striker position, José Gomes was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Having made his senior debut playing for Benfica in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this First League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.