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Hebar Pazardzhik will be taking on guests Pirin at Stadion Georgi Benkovski in this First League game on Monday.
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Hebar Pazardzhik won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 1-0 First League defeat in their last game at the hands of Levski Sofia.
Ronaldo (94') scored for Levski Sofia.
Under three goals per match were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where Hebar Pazardzhik have taken part. With regard to the goal attribution in that period, opposition teams scored a total of 6 and Hebar Pazardzhik totted up 7. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
After a losing effort in their last game against Levski Sofia in First League action, Pirin and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Pirin managed 35% possession and 2 shots at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Levski Sofia got 26 shots on goal with 11 on target. Welton Felipe (78') and Asen Mitkov (87') scored for Levski Sofia.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Pirin has been apparent in recent matches. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that this has occurred 6 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 7 and Pirin have scored 0.
Head to head
The last league match between these clubs was First League match day 1 on 12/05/2023 when the final score was Pirin 2-1 Hebar Pazardzhik.
The match was refereed by Valentin Zhelezov.
Team News: Hebar Pazardzhik
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Hebar Pazardzhik gaffer Lyuboslav Penev to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Oktay Hamdiev (Torn Knee Ligament) won’t play.
It seems likely that The Gravediggers could opt for a 4-1-4-1 formation for the game with Matvei Igonen, Nikolay Nikolaev, Stefan Tsonkov, Lazar Marin, Robert Mazan, Georgi Valchev, Atanas Kabov, Angel Bastunov, Carlos Ohene, Oleksiy Zbun and Nicholas Penev.
Team News: Pirin
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection, the Pirin boss Ivo Trenchev does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
It’s our belief that Orletata appear most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, choosing Maksym Kovalyov, Dmytro Semeniv, Aleksandar Dyulgerov, Martin Bachev, Andrey Yordanov, Ayoub Abou, Ventsislav Bengyuzov, Ivan Tasev, Aymen Souda, Boris Tyutyukov and Hugo Komano.
Our assessment is that Pirin have enough to put a goal past this Hebar Pazardzhik team, however that might not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Hebar Pazardzhik at full-time. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Georgi Benkovski (13,128)
Captain: Petar Debarliev
Chairman: Elizar Spasov
Manager: Lyuboslav Penev
Competitions: First League position 9
🔑 Key Player: Georgi Nikolov
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Georgi Nikolov was born in Vratsa, Bulgaria. Having made his senior debut playing for Botev Vratsa in the 2021 - 2022 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the First League 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.