Ludogorets Razgrad make the trip to Balgarska Armia Stadium on Sunday for the First League clash with home side CSKA Sofia.
Our tips, poll and stats for CSKA Sofia v Ludogorets Razgrad can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
CSKA Sofia will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-0 Europa League Qualifiers triumph over BATE Borisov.
CSKA Sofia haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 9 during that time while also conceding a total of 4.
A look at their previous results shows us that CSKA Sofia:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Ludogorets Razgrad in their last 3 matches.
- haven't beaten Ludogorets Razgrad in their last 4 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 13 home league matches. It really has been a fortress.
Ludogorets Razgrad head into the clash following a 3-1 First League win vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their last game.
For Ludogorets Razgrad, the goals were scored by Dominic Yankov (62'), Alex Santana (79') and Elvis Manu (81'). Birsent Karagaren (52') scored for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
A succession of dependable showings from the Ludogorets Razgrad defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 15. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern might persist here in this match or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Ludogorets Razgrad:
- haven't beaten CSKA Sofia when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 06/12/2018, there has been little between the sides with CSKA Sofia winning 0 of those games, Ludogorets Razgrad 0 and 6 being draws in regulation time.
Also, the lack of goals in those games was pretty extraordinary, with a sum of 4 scored between them in total.
Team News: CSKA Sofia
CSKA Sofia boss Stamen Belchev has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Ludogorets Razgrad
Thanks to a mainly healthy group of players, there is just the one fitness issue for the Ludogorets Razgrad manager Pavel Vrba to contend with. Wanderson (Knee Surgery) misses out for this game.
In our view, Ludogorets Razgrad and CSKA Sofia may well both score, with little between these two teams.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. Therefore, we predict a very close game with a 1-1 score when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Balgarska Armia Stadium (22,995)
Captain: Petar Zanev
Chairman: Grisha Ganchev
Manager: Stamen Belchev
Competitions: First League position 3, Europa League Qual. (Second Round)
⭐ Star Man: Ali Sowe
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Ali Sowe was born in Banjul, Gambia. After making a first senior appearance for Chievo Verona in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 2 league goals in this First League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.