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The First League clash at Vivacom Arena on Sunday will see home side Levski Sofia play opponents CSKA Sofia.
Our Levski Sofia v CSKA Sofia predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Levski Sofia will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-2 First League losing effort in their last game against Lokomotiv Sofia.
For Levski Sofia, the scorers were Georgi Milanov (19') and Patrick-Gabriel Galchev (74'). Krasimir Miloshev (8', 52') and Iliya Dimitrov (90') scored for Lokomotiv Sofia.
Levski Sofia have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
Looking at their past form shows that Levski Sofia:
- have not been beaten in the league by CSKA Sofia in their last 2 matches.
- have not registered a win against CSKA Sofia in their last 7 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
CSKA Sofia go into this meeting following on from a 2-0 First League win in the defeat of Slavia Sofia in their last fixture.
For CSKA Sofia, the scorers were Maurício Garcez (55') and Menno Koch (58').
A succession of effective displays from the CSKA Sofia defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 7. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen whether that pattern will persist in this upcoming game.
Ahead of this meeting, CSKA Sofia have not lost to Levski Sofia when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 20/06/2020 shows that Levski Sofia have won 0 of them and CSKA Sofia 3, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 4 from The Blue Avalanche and 8 coming from The Army Men. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The previous league contest between the two was First League match day 1 on 17/04/2022 and the score finished CSKA Sofia 0-0 Levski Sofia.
On that occasion, CSKA Sofia managed 52% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Levski Sofia got 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Georgi Kabakov.
Team News: Levski Sofia
Bilal Bari (Knee Injury) and Noah Sonko Sundberg (Ankle Injury) are unavailable for Levski Sofia gaffer Stanimir Stoilov.
In all likelihood, The Blue Avalanche look set to go for a 4-2-3-1 system for this game, utilising Plamen Andreev, Jeremy Petris, Kelian van der Kaap, Jose Cordoba, Tsunami, Andrian Kraev, Filip Krastev, Ronaldo Cesar, Georgi Milanov, Welton and Ivelin Popov.
Team News: CSKA Sofia
With a fully injury-free group ready to go, the CSKA Sofia manager Saša Ilić has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
It’s our belief that The Army Men could decide to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system using Gustavo Busatto, Ivan Turitsov, Jurgen Mattheij, Menno Koch, Bradley de Nooijer, Amos Youga, Thibaut Vion, Mauricio Garcez, Jonathan Lindseth, Lazar Tufegdzic and Daouda Bamba.
Our thinking is that CSKA Sofia will likely be able to find the back of the net against this Levski Sofia side, however that possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Levski Sofia at the end of this one. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vivacom Arena (25,000)
Captain: Nikolay Mihaylov
Chairman: Nasko Sirakov
Manager: Stanimir Stoilov
Competitions: First League position 7
⭐ Key Player: Filip Krastev
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Filip Krastev was born in Bulgaria. Having made his senior debut playing for Slavia Sofia in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the First League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.