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Montana will face off against the visiting CSKA 1948 at Stadion Ogosta in the First League clash on Friday.
All Montana v CSKA 1948 game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Montana will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 First League loss in their previous game against Levski Sofia.
In that match, Montana had 41% possession and 3 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. Levski Sofia had 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Zdravko Dimitrov (14') and Steven Petkov (50') scored for Levski Sofia.
Montana haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 against opposing sides over their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, Montana have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 11.
Heading into this contest, Montana have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
CSKA 1948 will go into the match following a 2-1 First League win against Tsarsko Selo in their last game.
In that match, CSKA 1948 managed 54% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for CSKA 1948 was Georgi Rusev (74'). Tsarsko Selo got 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Panagiotis Louka (23' Own goal) and Kostadinov (67') scored for Tsarsko Selo.
Looking at their form, and CSKA 1948 have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. At the back, CSKA have seen their frailties exposed. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Coming into this clash, CSKA 1948 have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
The previous league meeting between these clubs was First League match day 5 on 13/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of CSKA 1948 2-0 Montana.
The match was refereed by Valentin Zhelezov.
Team News: Montana
Montana manager Atanas Atanasov will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: CSKA 1948
With a completely injury-free group available to select from, CSKA 1948 boss Krasimir Balakov doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
When taking everything into account, Montana will have a tough ask to score goals against this CSKA 1948 lineup who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for CSKA 1948 when the referee blows for full-time.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Ogosta (6,000)
Captain: Ivan Mihov
Chairman: Rumen Panayotov
Manager: Atanas Atanasov
Competitions: First League position 11
🔑 Star Player: Vladimir Aytov
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Vladimir Aytov was born in Bulgaria. Having made his senior debut playing for Botev in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in this First League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 12 appearances.