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CSKA Sofia will be at Huvepharma Arena on Saturday for the First League game with home team Ludogorets Razgrad.
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Ludogorets Razgrad won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 3-2 First League losing effort in their last game against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
In that match, Ludogorets Razgrad had 57% possession and 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Ludogorets Razgrad, the goals were scored by Anicet Abel Andrianantenaina (16') and Claudiu Keșerü (53'). On the other side, Lokomotiv Plovdiv got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Momchil Tsvetanov (41'), Dimitar Iliev (43') and Lucas Salinas (77') scored for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Ludogorets Razgrad haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 14 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 9. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this game, of course.
Analysis of their past results shows that Ludogorets Razgrad:
- haven't lost in the league to CSKA Sofia in their last 5 matches.
- haven't won against CSKA Sofia in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 33 home league matches. What a fortress they have created.
CSKA Sofia come into this meeting after a 1-0 First League win with the eclipse of Cherno More Varna in their last game.
In that game, CSKA Sofia managed 53% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for CSKA Sofia was Jordy Caicedo (68'). On the other side, Cherno More Varna got 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
A run of steadfast showings from the CSKA Sofia defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their past 6 outings overall. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 11.
Leading up to this clash, CSKA Sofia:
- haven't beaten Ludogorets Razgrad when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 06/04/2019, there has been little between the sides with Ludogorets Razgrad winning 0 of those games, CSKA Sofia 0 and 6 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 6 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from The Eagles and 3 for The Army Men. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.
The last league game between these clubs was First League match day 6 on 20/09/2020 which ended up with the score at CSKA Sofia 2-2 Ludogorets Razgrad.
The referee was Georgi Kabakov.
Team News: Ludogorets Razgrad
Svetoslav Dyakov (Unknown Injury) and Higinio Marín (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) won’t be available for Ludogorets manager Valdas Dambrauskas.
Team News: CSKA Sofia
Owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from, CSKA Sofia manager Bruno Akrapović has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We envisage that CSKA Sofia have it in them to put one past this Ludogorets Razgrad team, but it possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a 2-1 victory for Ludogorets Razgrad when all is said and done. It’s a very tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Huvepharma Arena (10,500)
Captain: Svetoslav Dyakov
Chairman: Aleksandar Aleksandrov
Manager: Valdas Dambrauskas
Competitions: First League position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Man: Claudiu Keșerü
Generally taking up the Striker position, Claudiu Keșerü was born in Oradea, Romania. Having made a first senior appearance for Nantes in the 2004 - 2005 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 13 league goals in this First League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 14 appearances.