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Slavia Sofia will visit Stadion Ticha on Sunday for the First League meeting with home team Cherno More Varna.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Cherno More Varna v Slavia Sofia game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Cherno More Varna
Cherno More Varna are hoping to win again following a 0-3 First League victory versus Arda Kardzhali.
In that game, Cherno More Varna had 45% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Cherno More Varna, the goalscorers were Yevgeniy Serdyuk (29'), Vlatko Drobarov (31') and Stefan Velev (50'). Arda Kardzhali got 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Cherno More Varna have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Cherno More Varna have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals during that time.
Looking at their past form shows that Cherno More Varna:
- have not lost a league tie with Slavia Sofia in their previous 4 games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
In the game prior to this, Slavia Sofia drew 1-1 in the First League match with Pirin.
In that game, Slavia Sofia had 61% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Slavia Sofia was Emil Viyachki (69'). For their opponents, Pirin had 7 shots at goal with 6 on target. Stanislav Kostov (67') was the scorer for Pirin.
A succession of very capable performances from the Slavia Sofia defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes overall. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 6. While that may be of interest, time will tell whether that trend might continue on in this match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Slavia Sofia:
- have not beaten Cherno More Varna when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 23/09/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Cherno More Varna winning 2 of those games, Slavia Sofia 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
In all, 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 of them for The Sailors and 8 belonging to The White Avalanche. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was First League match day 14 on 27/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Cherno More Varna 3-2 Slavia Sofia.
The referee was Georgi Davidov.
Team News: Cherno More Varna
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Cherno More Varna gaffer Ilian Iliev to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Georgi Georgiev (Muscle Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Slavia Sofia
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Slavia Sofia boss Zlatomir Zagorčić to be concerned about. Ludovic Soares (Unknown Injury) won’t be in action. Georgi Valchev will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Our feeling is that Cherno More Varna look set to score at least once when they come up against Slavia Sofia, who won’t find it easy to score.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Cherno More Varna after 90 minutes.
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 5
🔑 Key Player: Rodrigo Henrique
Generally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rodrigo Henrique was born in Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Cherno More Varna in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the First League 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.