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Lokomotiv Plovdiv will be at Stadion Ivaylo on Sunday for the First League meeting with hosts Etar Veliko Tarnovo.
All Etar Veliko Tarnovo v Lokomotiv Plovdiv match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Etar Veliko Tarnovo will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-3 First League victory over Lokomotiv Sofia.
In that game, Etar Veliko Tarnovo had 39% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Etar Veliko Tarnovo, the scorers were Krum Stoyanov (23'), Kolyo Stanev (45') and Martin Nikolov (52'). Lokomotiv Sofia had 23 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Simeon Mechev (7') scored for Lokomotiv Sofia.
It’s not been often in recent games where Etar Veliko Tarnovo haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Etar Veliko Tarnovo have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 13 goals during that time. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Etar Veliko Tarnovo:
- have left without a victory over Lokomotiv Plovdiv when playing them at home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven't beaten Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their previous 4 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv will come into the encounter following on from a 4-0 First League win against Krumovgrad in their last game.
In that game, Lokomotiv Plovdiv had 49% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Lokomotiv Plovdiv, goals were scored by Giovanny (10'), Jorge Segura (24'), Ewandro (79') and Alpha Conteh (91'). On the other side, Krumovgrad got 12 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, Lokomotiv Plovdiv have amassed a tally of 16 goals. Lokomotiv Plovdiv have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have had 4 goals go against them.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 07/05/2019 tells us that Etar Veliko Tarnovo have won 2 of these games & Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 of them from The Boyans and 11 belonging to Smarfovete. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was First League match day 19 on 26/02/2021 and the score finished Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-1 Etar Veliko Tarnovo.
In that game, Lokomotiv Plovdiv had 62% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Georgi Minchev (42').
At the other end, Etar Veliko Tarnovo had 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Plamen Krachunov (70') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Dimo Dimov.
Team News: Etar Veliko Tarnovo
The Etar Veliko Tarnovo manager Emanuel Lukanov has zero fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Luis Córdova and Plamen Dimov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Lokomotiv Plovdiv manager Aleksandar Tomash has to choose a team with limited availability. Todor Pavlov (Adductor problems), Martin Paskalev (Unknown Injury) and Kaloyan Kostov (Torn Meniscus) miss out here.
Our thinking is that Etar Veliko Tarnovo will have to play well to hit the back of the net against this Lokomotiv Plovdiv team who we reckon should manage to score & go ahead.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good battle with a 0-1 win for Lokomotiv Plovdiv at the end of the match.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Stadium: Stadion Ivaylo (18,000)
Chairman: Deyan Kuzdov
Manager: Emanuel Lukanov
Competitions: First League position 15