3. League Southeast match prediction and preview for Rodopa Smolyan vs Maritsa Plovdiv clash

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Competition: Bulgaria 3. League Southeast
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)

This could be an interesting match as Rodopa Smolyan have their presumed home advantage while Maritsa Plovdiv are ahead 25 points in the 3. League Southeast table.

Insights:
  • Rodopa Smolyan have the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in 3. League Southeast
  • Maritsa Plovdiv have the most clean sheets (4) in 3. League Southeast

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Smolyan and Maritsa Plovdiv.

This pitch has grass, which is not Maritsa Plovdiv's usual surface at their own ground. When playing on grass Maritsa Plovdiv have performed like this: Played 39 matches resulting in 16 wins, 9 draws and 14 defeats with the goal stats 52-47 (scored/conceded).

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Rodopa Smolyan form and stats

When playing at home in the 3. League Southeast, Rodopa Smolyan have managed 6 wins, 0 draws and suffered 4 defeats from 10 games. Nine out of nine points from the last three home games for Smolyan, and the home supporters are ready to scream their lungs out to keep the winning streak alive.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Rodopa Smolyan as they have a new game in only four days, a 3. League Southeast match thankfully also at home. Zagorets are visiting.

Goals are plentiful in the league this season as Smolyan has scored 26 goals here in 10 home games. 11 goals have been conceded.

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Maritsa Plovdiv form and stats

Maritsa Plovdiv, who have the most clean sheets (4) in 3. League Southeast, have an excellent away record in the 3. League Southeast so far with 7-3-1 from 11 games. In general it has been a productive period now for Maritsa as they haven't lost any of their last 17 games. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Sokol Markovo game have they lost an away game, meaning Maritsa has taken points from eight away matches in a row.

Maritsa Plovdiv has another fixture away, a 3. League Southeast game, against Izvor Gorski izvor in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

The travelling fans enjoy Maritsa's attacking play in away games, having scored 19 goals in 11 league matches away. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (10 so far).

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Maritsa Plovdiv - Rodopa Smolyan 1-1 earlier this season. As for the last nine games between these two teams, there's three Rodopa Smolyan victories, two draws and four Maritsa Plovdiv wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, five matches with two goals or less.

Rodopa Smolyan missing players

Maritsa Plovdiv missing players

Rodopa Smolyan Maritsa Plovdiv
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
22 10 2 Played P 3 11 24
8 6 1 Won W 2 7 16
5 0 0 Drew D 1 3 6
9 4 1 Lost L 0 1 2
36 26 2 Scored S 3 19 45
29 11 2 Conceded C 0 10 15
95% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 82% 88%
77% 80% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 73% 75%
59% 70% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 55% 33%
27% 40% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 21%
14% 30% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 17%
55% 60% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 55% 38%
18% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 45% 58%
32% 20% 50% Failed to Score F T 33% 18% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Key stats in 3. League Southeast this season:
  • Maritsa Plovdiv have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Maritsa Plovdiv have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Maritsa Plovdiv have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (0) in 3. League Southeast
  • Maritsa Plovdiv have the most clean sheets (4) in 3. League Southeast
  • Rodopa Smolyan have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Rodopa Smolyan have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Rodopa Smolyan have the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in 3. League Southeast
  • Rodopa Smolyan have the most conceded goals in the second half (6) in 3. League Southeast
  • Rodopa Smolyan haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Rodopa Smolyan is in the worst form (0-0-4)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Maritsa Plovdiv 24 16 6 2 45 15 13 9 3 1 26 5 11 7 3 1 19 10 30 54
2 Chernomorets 1919 Burgas 23 16 6 1 44 14 11 8 3 0 22 5 12 8 3 1 22 9 30 54
3 Zagorets 23 16 4 3 57 18 12 10 1 1 41 9 11 6 3 2 16 9 39 52
4 Rozova dolina 23 13 6 4 48 31 13 9 3 1 37 15 10 4 3 3 11 16 17 45
5 Gigant Saedinenie 25 12 6 7 35 20 12 7 2 3 16 6 13 5 4 4 19 14 15 42
6 Atletik Kuklen 25 13 2 10 33 26 13 8 2 3 19 8 12 5 0 7 14 18 7 41
7 Levski Karlovo 24 11 3 10 38 42 11 6 2 3 18 12 13 5 1 7 20 30 -4 36
8 Dimitrovgrad 23 10 5 8 26 24 12 7 0 5 16 11 11 3 5 3 10 13 2 35
9 Izvor Gorski izvor 23 7 9 7 31 24 10 4 6 0 16 7 13 3 3 7 15 17 7 30
10 Rodopa Smolyan 22 8 5 9 36 29 10 6 0 4 26 11 12 2 5 5 10 18 7 29
11 Haskovo 25 8 5 12 23 31 12 3 4 5 11 15 13 5 1 7 12 16 -8 29
12 Yambol 1915 25 7 7 11 20 33 13 5 4 4 15 12 12 2 3 7 5 21 -13 28
13 Karnobat 25 7 6 12 29 46 12 5 3 4 17 17 13 2 3 8 12 29 -17 27
14 Borislav 2009 24 7 5 12 30 31 13 3 4 6 16 16 11 4 1 6 14 15 -1 26
15 Spartak Plovdiv 24 6 6 12 27 31 12 2 4 6 11 18 12 4 2 6 16 13 -4 24
16 Sokol Markovo 24 6 4 14 31 48 11 4 1 6 17 24 13 2 3 8 14 24 -17 22
17 Nesebar 23 4 8 11 23 44 12 3 5 4 16 13 11 1 3 7 7 31 -21 20
18 Vereya 25 1 1 23 20 89 13 0 0 13 10 42 12 1 1 10 10 47 -69 4

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The Bulgarian Third Amateur Football League, often called “Third League) is the third level of football in Bulgaria. It is divided into four divisions based on geographical regions; Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. The number of teams vary. The top team of each region is promoted.