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Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Levski Sofia Live Stream, Predictions
Levski Sofia will be visiting Stadion Lokomotiv on Sunday for the First League game with hosts Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Levski Sofia match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
📏 Form Guide
Lokomotiv Plovdiv will be wanting a better result here after a 1-0 First League defeat in their last game at the hands of Ludogorets Razgrad.
Todor Nedelev (42') scored for Ludogorets Razgrad.
It’s not been often in recent games that Lokomotiv Plovdiv have shown defensive steel. In fact, Lokomotiv Plovdiv have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 6 goals along the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that Lokomotiv Plovdiv:
- have not lost a league tie with Levski Sofia in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Levski Sofia drew 2-2 in the First League tie with CSKA 1948.
In that match, Levski Sofia managed 55% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Levski Sofia, the scorers were Ricardinho (18') and Welton Felipe (25'). CSKA 1948 got 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Ivaylo Chochev (2') and Parvizdzhon Umarbayev (48') scored for CSKA 1948.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Levski Sofia has been apparent in recent matches. Examining their last six meetings shows that this has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 3 and Levski Sofia have scored 6. Previous results aside, time will tell if the trend shall continue on in this game or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Levski Sofia:
- haven't beaten Lokomotiv Plovdiv in away games against them for the last 9 matches in the league. It has been a terrible run on the road.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
👥 Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 02/12/2020, neither club has come out on top overall with Lokomotiv Plovdiv winning 2 of those games, Levski Sofia 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 12 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from Smarfovete and 6 created by The Blue Avalanche. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league meeting between these sides was First League match day 30 on 08/05/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-0 Levski Sofia.
That time, Lokomotiv Plovdiv had 48% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Giovanny (60').
At the other end, Levski Sofia had 16 shots at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Dragomir Draganov.
🗞️ Team News: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Giovanny (Unknown Injury), Milos Petrovic (Unknown Injury), Dinko Horkas (Fractured Finger) and Todor Pavlov (Unknown Injury) won’t be available for Lokomotiv Plovdiv gaffer Aleksandar Tomash.
📋 Team News: Levski Sofia
Levski Sofia boss Elin Topuzakov has to choose a team with limited availability. Bilal Bari (Knee Injury) and José Córdoba (Muscle Injury) miss out here.
We’re of the opinion that Lokomotiv Plovdiv will need to apply a lot of pressure to score against this Levski Sofia team who should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Levski Sofia at the end of the match.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Peter Guest, 01:43 17/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv (14,000)
Captain: Dimitar Iliev
Chairman: Lachezar Dimitrov
Manager: Aleksandar Tomash
Competitions: First League position 6
⭐ Star Man: Babacar Dione
Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Babacar Dione was born in Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for Royal Excel Mouscron in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the First League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 31 appearances.
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