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The First League fixture at Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov on Saturday will see hosts Levski Sofia fighting it out with Etar Veliko Tarnovo.
View all of the Levski Sofia v Etar Veliko Tarnovo predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Levski Sofia enter this game coming off the back of a 2-2 First League drawn result versus Krumovgrad.
In that game, Levski Sofia had 58% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Levski Sofia, the goalscorers were Tsunami (26') and Ricardinho (32'). Krumovgrad had 8 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Dimitar Tonev (21') and Aleksandar Kolev (75') scored for Krumovgrad.
In their past six fixtures, Nikolay Kostov's Levski Sofia have netted 8 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.33.
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Lokomotiv Plovdiv in First League competition, Etar Veliko Tarnovo and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Etar Veliko Tarnovo managed 38% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. Lokomotiv Plovdiv got 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Ewandro (45') scored for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
The numbers tell their own story, and Etar Veliko Tarnovo have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in total. Defensively, Etar Veliko Tarnovo certainly have room for improvement.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs going back to 08/12/2018 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Etar Veliko Tarnovo. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas Levski Sofia have simply been better than them, winning in 67% of those games played.
A total of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for The Blue Avalanche and 2 for The Boyans. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was First League match day 18 on 21/02/2021 when it ended Etar Veliko Tarnovo 0-0 Levski Sofia.
That day, Etar Veliko Tarnovo had 42% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Levski Sofia had 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Dragomir Draganov.
Team News: Levski Sofia
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Levski Sofia gaffer Nikolay Kostov to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Bilal Bari (Knee Surgery) won’t play.
We are thinking that The Blue Avalanche will possibly make use of the 4-1-4-1 formation for this game and select Plamen Andreev, P. Galchev, Kristian Dimitrov, Jose Cordoba, Tsunami, Andrian Kraev, Ronaldo Cesar, Hassimi Fadiga, Jawad El Jemili, Welton and Ricardinho.
Team News: Etar Veliko Tarnovo
With a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Etar Veliko Tarnovo manager Emanuel Lukanov doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Luis Córdova and Mariyan Ivanov.
From our viewpoint, The Boyans might utilise a 3-2-4-1 system, starting Martin Velichkov, Georgi Aleksandrov, Plamen Dimov, Georgi Angelov, Valeri Hristov, Krum Stoyanov, Kolyo Stanev, Yanko Angelov, Martin Moran, Dimo Bakalov and Ivaylo Dimitrov.
Sadly for them, Etar Veliko Tarnovo will have to do really well to break down a Levski Sofia team who have the capability to control every aspect of this game.
We predict a very comprehensive 4-0 thrashing at least for Levski Sofia at the end of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov (25,000)
Captain: Plamen Andreev
Chairman: Nasko Sirakov
Manager: Nikolay Kostov
Competitions: First League position 3, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Key Man: Ricardinho
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Ricardinho was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Grêmio in the 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 4 league goals in the First League 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 6 appearances.