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Tsarsko Selo will be facing visiting opponents Pirin at Arena Tsarsko Selo in this First League clash on Sunday.
Our Tsarsko Selo v Pirin predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Tsarsko Selo head into this match after a 0-0 First League drawn game versus Lokomotiv Sofia.
In that match, Tsarsko Selo had 42% possession and 7 shots at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Lokomotiv Sofia had 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Tsarsko Selo have been participants. Breaking down the goal split in this period, their opponents scored a total of 4 while Tsarsko Selo managed the sum of 6. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Their prior results show that Tsarsko Selo:
- have not been beaten in the league by Pirin in their last 2 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Pirin come into this meeting following a 0-1 First League win to beat Botev Vratsa in their previous game.
In that game, Pirin managed 52% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Pirin was Stanislav Manolev (20'). Botev Vratsa got 6 shots on goal with 3 on target.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Pirin has been noticeable in recent matches. Checking on their last six games shows that this has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 7 while Pirin have scored 6.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was First League match day 1 on 18/04/2022 and the score finished Pirin 0-2 Tsarsko Selo.
On that day, Pirin managed 52% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, Tsarsko Selo had 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Lucas Willian (40') and Ventsislav Hristov (45') scored.
The referee was Dimitar Dimitrov.
Team News: Tsarsko Selo
The Tsarsko Selo boss Stefano Maccoppi has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
In all likelihood, The Kings may well make use of the 4-1-4-1 system this time, utilising Khadim Ndiaye, Jeremy Petris, Nikolay Nikolaev, Martin Kavdanski, Sedrick Kalombo, Pierre Desire Zebli, Redi Kasa, Alessandro Coppola, Valentino Pugliese, Lucas Martins and Ventsislav Hristov.
Team News: Pirin
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Pirin boss Radoslav Mitrevski doesn’t have any fitness worries to report before this match.
We reckon that Orletata seem likely to make use of a 4-3-3 system, choosing Yanko Georgiev, Hristofor Hubchev, Nikolay Bodurov, Petar Zanev, Vyacheslav Velev, Svetoslav Dyakov, Stiliyan Nikolov, Ventsislav Bengyuzov, Krasimir Stanoev, Stanislav Kostov and Preslav Yordanov.
We feel that Pirin would be disappointed if they were not to put one past this Tsarsko Selo team, although that realistically won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 victory for Tsarsko Selo by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Tsarsko Selo (1,550)
Captain: Martin Kavdanski
Chairman: Stoyne Manolov
Manager: Stefano Maccoppi
Competitions: First League position 14
🔑 Key Man: Ventsislav Hristov
Generally taking up the Striker position, Ventsislav Hristov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. After having made a senior debut playing for Montana in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has scored 4 league goals in the First League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 10 appearances.