The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Botev Plovdiv are in the 8th position while the guesting Botev Vratsa worry at 12th.
It should be mentioned that Botev Vratsa play their home matches on grass, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on artifical turf. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Botev Vratsa on artifical turf are 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 defeat from three games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 5-2. You can compare this with overall results below.
Botev Plovdiv form and stats
When playing at home in the Parva Liga, Botev Plovdiv have managed 5 wins, 3 draws and suffered 4 defeats from 12 games. Plovdiv have played two draws in a row on their own stadium.
The fans are hoping that Plovdiv will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the Parva Liga game against Slavia Sofia (placed 5th). In the preceding match a 1-0 victory visiting Botev Galabovo (after extra-time).
Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Bulgarian Cup game versus CSKA Sofia in only four days. This game is also played here at Sporten kompleks Botev 1912.
Plovdiv are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 12 games. From these home matches, Plovdiv have conceded only 10 goals.
Botev Vratsa form and stats
The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Botev Vratsa, who have the most conceded goals (28) away in Parva Liga, so far with only 6 points returning home. The records show 1-3-8 (win-draw-lose). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in eleven away games in a row.
The attacking players of Botev Vratsa have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 207 minutes. The Vratsa goalkeeper Krasimir Kostov is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 251 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.
There were no winners in Vratsa's previous match, a Parva Liga home game that ended 0-0 vs Levski Sofia (placed 3rd). Prior to that match, the Botev Vratsa manager A. Zdravkov faced defeat when travelling to CSKA Sofia and losing 1-2.
The visitors have scored 8 goals from 12 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. For Vratsa, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.
Head 2 HeadThis is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Botev Vratsa - Plovdiv 3-0. Last seven meetings between the teams: Plovdiv won three, Botev Vratsa won two and two draws. three games with over 2,5 goals, four matches with two goals or less.
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|Botev Plovdiv||Botev Vratsa|
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|92%||92%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||92%||88%|
|71%||58%||100%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||100%||83%||79%|
|38%||25%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||100%||58%||54%|
|17%||17%||25%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||75%||42%||33%|
|0%||0%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||25%||17%||12%|
|25%||25%||25%||Clean Sheets||C S||0%||17%||21%|
|42%||42%||25%||Failed to Score||F T||25%||50%||46%|
|3.8||4.1||6.8||Corners for (avg)||C F||2.5||3||4|
|4.7||3.6||4.2||Corners against (avg)||C A||5||5.2||4.5|
|2.2||2.2||1.8||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||3||3.2||3.1|
|3||0||0||Red cards||R C||1||3||4|
|229||143||66||Total Shots||T S||31||79||198|
|110||71||36||Shots on Target||S O||14||35||95|
|23%||18%||19%||Goal Efficiency||G E||29%||23%||21%|
- Botev Vratsa has the fewest scored goals in the first half (4)
- Botev Vratsa has the most conceded goals (28) away
- Botev Vratsa has the the worst goal difference (-20) away
- Botev Vratsa have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
- Botev Vratsa have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
- Botev Vratsa have won significantly less corners away then at home.