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Lokomotiv Plovdiv will be taking on visiting rivals Tsarsko Selo at Stadion Lokomotiv in this First League match on Thursday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Tsarsko Selo can be found here including the latest game odds.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-2 First League success versus Arda Kardzhali.
In that game, Lokomotiv Plovdiv had 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Lokomotiv Plovdiv, the goalscorers were Christian Ilić (47') and Dimitar Iliev (54'). On the other side, Arda Kardzhali had 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that not much more can be done by the Lokomotiv Plovdiv rearguard. Smarfovete have been miserly, with the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last six matches standing at 4.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Lokomotiv Plovdiv:
- are undefeated in their last 26 league matches at home. A fantastic home record.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
In their previous game, Tsarsko Selo drew 1-1 in the First League match with Ludogorets Razgrad.
In that match, Tsarsko Selo managed 52% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Tsarsko Selo was Martin Kavdanski (79'). Ludogorets Razgrad had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Pieros Sotiriou (76') was the scorer for Ludogorets Razgrad.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Lyuboslav Penev's Tsarsko Selo have converted 9 times, yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring the two was First League match day 10 on 24/10/2020 when the final score was Tsarsko Selo 0-3 Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
The match was refereed by Georgi Ivanov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Lokomotiv Plovdiv manager Aleksandar Tunchev to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Martin Lukov (Ankle Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Tsarsko Selo
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Tsarsko Selo boss Lyuboslav Penev has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We envisage that Lokomotiv Plovdiv certainly have the ability to create the chances to score more than once when they face Tsarsko Selo, who could well struggle to score.
We’re predicting a decent 2-0 winning margin for Lokomotiv Plovdiv when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv (13,220)
Captain: Dimitar Iliev
Chairman: Hristo Bonev
Manager: Aleksandar Tunchev
Competitions: First League position 2
🔑 Key Man: Dimitar Iliev
Normally 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 gifted Midfielder has bagged 9 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 21 appearances.