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Lokomotiv Plovdiv will host visitors Ludogorets Razgrad at Stadion Lokomotiv in this First League clash on Saturday.
All Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Ludogorets Razgrad match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv will play in this match following on from a 0-0 First League drawn result against Cherno More Varna.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Lokomotiv Plovdiv rearguard. Smarfovete have kept it tight, seeing the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past 6 matches standing at 2.
A look at their previous results shows us that Lokomotiv Plovdiv:
- have left without a victory over Ludogorets Razgrad in their previous 4 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 23 home league matches. What a fantastic run.
Ludogorets Razgrad head into the clash after a 6-0 First League win vs Etar Veliko Tarnovo in their last outing.
In that game, Ludogorets Razgrad managed 65% possession and 17 shots on goal with 12 on target. For Ludogorets Razgrad, the scorers were Claudiu Keșerü (6', 36', 41', 51') and Cauly Souza (90'). Etar Veliko Tarnovo had 5 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Plamen Krachunov (40' Own goal) was the scorer for Etar Veliko Tarnovo.
Proving their involvement in high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the previous six matches in which Ludogorets Razgrad have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.33 goals each clash. Opposing teams have managed 6 of this grand total. In any event, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern shall continue on here in this game.
Their prior results show that Ludogorets Razgrad:
- are undefeated by Lokomotiv Plovdiv when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. An impressive run.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 04/08/2018 shows us that Lokomotiv Plovdiv have won 1 of them and Ludogorets Razgrad 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them for Smarfovete and 13 belonging to The Eagles. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was First League match day 5 on 12/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Ludogorets Razgrad 3-1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
The match was refereed by Georgi Davidov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Lokomotiv Plovdiv manager Aleksandar Tunchev will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Ludogorets Razgrad
In an otherwise full-strength group, there is just the one fitness issue for the Ludogorets Razgrad boss Valdas Dambrauskas to be concerned with. Higinio Marín (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) won’t be playing here.
In our view, Lokomotiv Plovdiv will need to put in a solid display to break down this Ludogorets Razgrad outfit who we think will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore see a very even contest with a 0-1 victory for Ludogorets Razgrad at the end of this game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv (13,220)
Captain: Dimitar Iliev
Chairman: Hristo Bonev
Manager: Aleksandar Tunchev
Competitions: First League position 3
🔑 Star Man: Dimitar Iliev
Usually used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dimitar Iliev was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Having played his first senior match for Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the 2004 - 2005 season, the accomplished Midfielder has accumulated 7 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 season so far in 17 appearances.