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The First League match at Stadion Septemvri on Monday sees home team Septemvri Sofia up against Lokomotiv Sofia.
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Septemvri Sofia will be looking for an improved result here after the 0-1 First League loss in their previous game against Lokomotiv Sofia.
Dimitar Mitkov (19') scored for Lokomotiv Sofia.
It has been seldom in recent games where Septemvri Sofia have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Septemvri Sofia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 11 goals along the way.
Coming into this clash, Septemvri Sofia are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Over the course of 6 of the prior 6 games involving Lokomotiv Sofia, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes out as a mere 1.67, with the average goals for The Railwaymen equalling 1. We will have to find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
The last league clash featuring the two was First League match day 5 on 08/08/2022 when the final score was Septemvri Sofia 0-1 Lokomotiv Sofia.
Team News: Septemvri Sofia
The Septemvri Sofia boss Slavko Matić will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from.
We think that The Septembrians may well go for a 4-3-3 formation for the game, handing starts to Dimitar Sheytanov, Kristiyan Peshov, Ivan Arsov, Asen Georgiev, Martin Achkov, Mirza Delimedac, Krasian Kolev, Aleksandar Todorov, Martin Stoychev, Redi Kasa and Martin Stojanov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Sofia
Due to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Lokomotiv Sofia boss Stanislav Genchev has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
It’s our belief that The Railwaymen might play in a 3-2-2-1-2 system, giving starts to Aleksandar Lyubenov, Alan, Kamen Hadzhiev, Matheus Duarte, Ivaylo Naydenov, Celso, Simeon Slavchev, Krasimir Miloshev, Dimo Bakalov, Dimitar Mitkov and Franca.
Our assessment is that Lokomotiv Sofia and Septemvri Sofia could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 1-1 scoreline at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Septemvri (25,000)
Captain: Asen Georgiev
Chairman: Rumen Chandarov
Manager: Slavko Matić
Competitions: First League position 11
⭐ Key Player: Atanas Kabov
Customarily playing in the Right Wing position, Atanas Kabov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After making a first senior appearance for Levski Sofia in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this First League 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 4 appearances.