Parva Liga prediction and preview: Arda modest favorites to beat Slavia Sofia

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Mon 21.September
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Arena Arda (15000 seats)

After five games we know a little more about the qualities of Arda and Slavia Sofia in this fresh Parva Liga season. Read our match preview!

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Arda form and stats

Only two Parva Liga home games for Arda so far, yet both highs and lows with 1 win, 1 draw and 0 defeat.

Arda travelled for their previous game, a trip to Botev Vratsa that ended 0-0. In the preceding match a 2-0 victory visiting CSKA 1948 Sofia.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Arda handle that role? We have found three games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are three wins, zero draws and zero defeats.

At Arena Arda, Arda has the goal stats of 4-3 (for/against) from 2 league fixtures.

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Slavia Sofia form and stats

It's not happening yet for Slavia Sofia on their Parva Liga travels, with zero points from their first 2 away games. Maybe today will be different? With the Slavia Sofia losing streak of four defeats in a row, regardless of arena, optimism is low and sinking. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Slavia have lost on their last two travels.

A. Hristov was the last player to score for the away team. Slavia haven't scored a league goal in the last 353 minutes.

Slavia Sofia's previous game was their home loss versus Beroe (0-2). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against CSKA Sofia wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

Slavia are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is two wins, zero draws and two defeats. From a total of four matches.

0 goals so far away for Slavia Sofia, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 4. All from 2 league matches away.

Head 2 Head

Arda-Slavia Sofia H2H statistics last four meetings regardless of arena: Arda three wins, Slavia Sofia one win, zero draws. three of these four matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ArdaI. Kokonov
I. Kokonov
4 goals
ArdaS. Delev
S. Delev
2 goals
ArdaS. Kovachev
S. Kovachev
1 goals

Arda missing players

Slavia Sofia missing players

Arda Slavia Sofia
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
5 2 0 Played P 2 2 5
2 1 0 Won W 0 0 0
3 1 0 Drew D 0 0 1
0 0 0 Lost L 2 2 4
9 4 0 Scored S 0 0 1
6 3 0 Conceded C 4 4 9
80% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
80% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 50% 80%
40% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 20%
40% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
40% 50% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
60% 100% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 20%
40% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
20% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 100% 80%
 
3.4 4.5 0 Corners for (avg) C F 2.5 2.5 4.2
4.8 3.5 0 Corners against (avg) C A 4 4 3.4
3 2.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 3.5 2.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
59 36 0 Total Shots T S 11 11 42
19 10 0 Shots on Target S O 2 2 9
47% 40% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 11%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • All of Arda's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Arda has the most points from losing position (4) in Parva Liga
  • Arda have not yet lost a game.
  • Arda have scored more than double the goals of Slavia Sofia.
  • Arda have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Slavia Sofia has the fewest points from losing position (-1) in Parva Liga
  • Slavia Sofia have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Slavia Sofia have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Slavia Sofia have failed to score a single goal away.
  • Slavia Sofia have lost all their away matches so far.
  • Slavia Sofia have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Slavia Sofia haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
Arda Last season Slavia Sofia
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
30 15   Played P   16 32
8 5   Won W   10 17
11 4   Drew D   3 7
11 6   Lost L   3 8
28 14   Scored S   19 44
36 19   Conceded C   10 33
77% 80%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   81% 88%
63% 67%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   50% 66%
33% 33%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   31% 47%
23% 20%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   12% 25%
10% 7%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   6% 12%
47% 40%   BTTS BTTS   31% 53%
33% 33%   Clean Sheets C S   56% 34%
43% 47%   Failed to Score F T   31% 25%
 
4.9 5.5   Corners for (avg) C F   2.3 3.7
5.3 4.9   Corners against (avg) C A   5.9 4.9
2.4 1.9   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   3.4 2.9
4 3   Red cards R C   5 7
 
216 119   Total Shots T S   119 271
94 47   Shots on Target S O   59 124
30% 30%   Goal Efficiency G E   32% 35%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ludogorets 5 4 0 1 13 5 2 2 0 0 6 1 3 2 0 1 7 4 8 12
2 CSKA Sofia 5 3 2 0 8 5 2 2 0 0 3 1 3 1 2 0 5 4 3 11
3 Tsarsko selo 5 2 3 0 4 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 9
4 Arda 5 2 3 0 9 6 2 1 1 0 4 3 3 1 2 0 5 3 3 9
5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 5 3 0 2 7 7 2 2 0 0 4 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 0 9
6 Beroe 4 2 2 0 11 3 2 1 1 0 6 0 2 1 1 0 5 3 8 8
7 Levski Sofia 5 2 1 2 7 5 3 1 0 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 5 1 2 7
8 CSKA 1948 Sofia 5 1 3 1 4 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
9 Botev Plovdiv 5 1 2 2 8 8 3 1 2 0 5 3 2 0 0 2 3 5 0 5
10 Cherno More 5 1 2 2 8 8 2 0 1 1 2 5 3 1 1 1 6 3 0 5
11 Montana 5 1 2 2 4 9 3 1 1 1 4 7 2 0 1 1 0 2 -5 5
12 Botev Vratsa 5 1 1 3 5 11 3 1 1 1 4 3 2 0 0 2 1 8 -6 4
13 Slavia Sofia 4 0 1 3 1 7 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 4 -6 1
14 Etar 5 0 0 5 1 12 2 0 0 2 0 6 3 0 0 3 1 6 -11 0

Read more about Parva Liga

The First Professional Football League, also known as the Parva Liga, is the top level of football in Bulgaria. It has 14 teams playing a regular season of 26 fixtures to set a league table. The top six then enter a championship playoff, the bottom eight a relegation group.