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Ludogorets Razgrad vs CSKA Sofia Live Stream, Predictions
Ludogorets Razgrad will be hosting visiting opponents CSKA Sofia at Huvepharma Arena in the First League game on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Ludogorets Razgrad v CSKA Sofia are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
📊 Form Guide
Ludogorets Razgrad will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-0 First League victory versus Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
The only player to score from Ludogorets Razgrad was Todor Nedelev (42').
Their most recent results reveal that much respect should be given to the Ludogorets Razgrad rearguard. Ludogorets Razgrad have kept it tight, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six clashes standing at 2. However, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend might be maintained here in this match or not.
Pre-game facts show that Ludogorets Razgrad:
- haven't lost in the league to CSKA Sofia in their previous 3 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 home league matches.
CSKA Sofia go into this meeting following on from a 2-0 First League win with the downing of Cherno More Varna in their most recent outing.
In that match, CSKA Sofia managed 60% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For CSKA Sofia, the goalscorers were Maurício Garcez (79') and Jonathan Lindseth (90'). At the other end, Cherno More Varna had 3 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
A run of dependable displays from the CSKA Sofia defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 2 from their last 6 clashes combined. In that time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 12.
Looking at the pre-match facts, CSKA Sofia:
- have not won against Ludogorets Razgrad when they've played them away from home in the last 6 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 11 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
👥 Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 12/05/2021 shows that Ludogorets Razgrad have won 4 of these and CSKA Sofia 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
In all, 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 for The Eagles and 6 netted by The Army Men. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league encounter between the two was First League match day 28 on 30/04/2023 and the score finished CSKA Sofia 0-1 Ludogorets Razgrad.
In that match, CSKA Sofia managed 48% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Ludogorets Razgrad had 2 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Thiago (68') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Georgi Kabakov.
🗞️ Team News: Ludogorets Razgrad
Dinis Almeida (Torn Knee Ligament), Rick (Torn Knee Ligament), Dominik Yankov (Strain), Anton Nedyalkov (Surgery) and Denny Gropper (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) are not available for Ludogorets Razgrad manager Ivaylo Petev.
It looks as if The Eagles may well opt for a 4-2-3-1 system for this game, beginning the first half with Sergio Padt, Aslak Fonn Witry, Olivier Verdon, Franco Russo, Pipa, Jakub Piotrowski, Claude Goncalves, Kiril Despodov, Nonato, Bernard Tekpetey and Thiago Rodrigues.
📰 Team News: CSKA Sofia
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the CSKA Sofia boss Saša Ilić does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
From our viewpoint, The Army Men might utilise a 3-5-2 formation, starting Gustavo Busatto, Jurgen Mattheij, Menno Koch, Amos Youga, Ivan Turitsov, Stanislav Shopov, Marcelino Carreazo, Jonathan Lindseth, Thibaut Vion, Tobias Heintz and Mauricio Garcez.
We’re of the opinion that Ludogorets Razgrad should really score at least once when they come up against CSKA Sofia, who might well find it a difficult task to score themselves.
We’re tipping a controlled 2-0 winning score for Ludogorets Razgrad when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 11:35 17/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Huvepharma Arena (10,422)
Captain: Anton Nedyalkov
Chairman: Temenuga Gazdova
Manager: Ivaylo Petev
Competitions: First League position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Matías Tissera
Usually taking up the Striker position, Matías Tissera was born in Rojas, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Newell´s Old Boys in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has struck 11 league goals in this First League 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 24 appearances.
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