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The First League match at Stadion Lokomotiv on Tuesday sees hosts Lokomotiv Plovdiv up against CSKA 1948.
Our Lokomotiv Plovdiv v CSKA 1948 tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest match odds.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 First League losing effort in their last game against CSKA 1948.
In that game, Lokomotiv Plovdiv managed 53% possession and 4 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. CSKA 1948 had 2 shots on goal with 2 on target. Ivaylo Chochev (55') was the scorer for CSKA 1948.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Lokomotiv Plovdiv have been involved. In terms of the goal distribution from this period, opposition teams scored a total of 2 and Smarfovete managed a tally of 7.
In the course of their six latest matches, Krasimir Balakov's CSKA 1948 have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 7 times, earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was First League match day 26 on 26/04/2021 which ended up with the score at CSKA 1948 1-0 Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
That day, CSKA 1948 had 47% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Ivaylo Chochev (55').
Lokomotiv Plovdiv got 4 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The match was refereed by Georgi Ivanov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Lokomotiv Plovdiv gaffer Aleksandar Tunchev to be concerned about from an otherwise complete squad. Martin Lukov (Ankle Injury) won’t play.
Team News: CSKA 1948
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, CSKA 1948 boss Krasimir Balakov doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Lokomotiv Plovdiv can create the chances to score more than once against CSKA 1948, who will not find it easy finding the net themselves.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning score for Lokomotiv Plovdiv when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv (13,220)
Captain: Dimitar Iliev
Chairman: Hristo Bonev
Manager: Aleksandar Tunchev
Competitions: First League position 2
🔑 Key Man: Georgi Minchev
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Georgi Minchev was born in Bulgaria. After making a first senior appearance for Litex Lovech in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 8 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 26 appearances.