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The First League game at Stadion Aleksandar Shalamanov on Friday will see home team Slavia Sofia welcome Ludogorets Razgrad.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Slavia Sofia v Ludogorets Razgrad are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Slavia Sofia will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 First League victory versus Pirin.
In that match, Slavia Sofia managed 54% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Slavia Sofia, the goals were scored by Jon Bakero (21') and Radoslav Kirilov (30'). Pirin got 4 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Preslav Yordanov (62') was the scorer for Pirin.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Slavia Sofia haven’t conceded. The facts show that Slavia Sofia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals on the way.
Coming into this meeting, Slavia Sofia have not emerged victorious against Ludogorets Razgrad in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Dinamo Zagreb in UCL Qualifiers competition, Ludogorets Razgrad and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
For Ludogorets Razgrad, the goalscorers were Sergio Padt (9' Own goal) and Bernard Tekpetey (22'). Dino Perić (6') was the scorer for Dinamo Zagreb.
Proving their penchant for eventful encounters, we’ve seen goals 20 times in the prior six matches in which Ludogorets Razgrad have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have got 6 of these goals. In any event, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might be sustained in this match.
Coming into this clash, Ludogorets Razgrad are unbeaten in their last 9 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 12/07/2020 shows us that Slavia Sofia have won 2 of these games and Ludogorets Razgrad 4, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from The White Avalanche and 13 netted by The Eagles. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was First League match day 1 on 17/04/2022 when it ended Ludogorets Razgrad 4-1 Slavia Sofia.
In that game, Ludogorets Razgrad had 54% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Bernard Tekpetey (16', 54') and Matías Tissera (23').
At the other end, Slavia Sofia had 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Gjoko Zajkov (14' Own goal) and Jon Bakero (78') scored.
The referee was Valdimir Valkov.
Team News: Slavia Sofia
The Slavia Sofia boss Zlatomir Zagorčić doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Ludogorets Razgrad
With a fully healthy group to choose from, the Ludogorets Razgrad manager Ante Šimundža has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We feel that in this game, Ludogorets Razgrad will, in all probability, dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
In contrast, Slavia Sofia might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net but we can see them managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 1-3 margin for Ludogorets Razgrad at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.