Parva Liga match preview: Botev Plovdiv versus Etar

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Fri 16.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Sporten kompleks Botev 1912 (3500 seats)

Botev Plovdiv are welcoming Etar for another important game after their 0-5 result against 4th-placed CSKA 1948 Sofia.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

0 - 0 - 3 with 0-5. What does this mean? Well, these are the statistics for Etar when playing on artifical turf like they will do today. Wins - draws- losses and goals scored-conceded. Etar play their home games on grass so that's why we provide these numbers.

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Botev Plovdiv form and stats

Overall Parva Liga stats at home this season for Botev Plovdiv are 2-2-0 (wins-draw-losses).

The fans are hoping that Plovdiv will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-5 away loss in the Parva Liga game against CSKA 1948 Sofia (placed 4th). Before that, Plovdiv had a home game versus Levski Sofia which ended with a victory 2-1.

As you see from the result above, Plovdiv suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one.

There will be little rest for Botev Plovdiv after this match as they are travelling to Oborishte for a Bulgarian Cup game in only three days.

A decent goal production from Plovdiv in their home games so far, with 7 goals from 4 league matches. 4 goals have been conceded.

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Etar form and stats

Etar, who have the fewest scored goals (3) in Parva Liga, have been very modest guests so far, leaving with zero points in all their 4 away matches played so far in the Parva Liga. It's all red in the travel logs of Etar, having lost four matches in a row as the visiting team.

Milcho Angelov and Ferejra Aldair scored in Etar's previous match, the home game against CSKA Sofia that ended 2-1. Prior to that match, the Etar manager P. Tsvetanov Petkov faced defeat when travelling to CSKA 1948 Sofia and losing 1-5.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Etar manager P. Tsvetanov Petkov as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against Sozopol.

Goals are few and far between in Etar's away league games. Only 2 goals from 4 travels. People interested in "over 2,5 goals" betting will like to know that Etar concede an average of more than 2,5 goals per away match all on their own.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: six - two - two (Plovdiv wins - draws - Etar wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Botev PlovdivA. Iliev
A. Iliev
7 goals
Botev PlovdivT. Nedelev
T. Nedelev
3 goals
EtarP. Borukov
P. Borukov
2 goals

Botev Plovdiv missing players

Etar missing players

Botev Plovdiv Etar
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
8 4 0 Played P 1 4 8
2 2 0 Won W 0 0 1
2 2 0 Drew D 0 0 0
4 0 0 Lost L 1 4 7
11 7 0 Scored S 0 2 5
17 4 0 Conceded C 1 11 21
88% 75% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
88% 75% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 75% 88%
75% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 75% 75%
50% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 38%
38% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 12%
62% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 50%
25% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
25% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 50% 50%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.5 3.2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 3 3
2 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
64 37 0 Total Shots T S 8 29 56
30 18 0 Shots on Target S O 3 11 23
37% 39% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 18% 22%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Botev Plovdiv has the most dropped points from leading position (8) in Parva Liga
  • Botev Plovdiv have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Botev Plovdiv have scored more than double the goals of Etar.
  • Etar has the fewest clean sheets (0) in Parva Liga
  • Etar has the fewest scored goals (3) in Parva Liga
  • Etar has the fewest scored goals in the second half (0) in Parva Liga
  • Etar has the most conceded goals (20) in Parva Liga
  • Etar has the most conceded goals in the second half (11) in Parva Liga
  • Etar has the the worst goal difference (-17) in Parva Liga
  • Etar have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Etar have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Etar have lost all their away matches so far.
  • Etar haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Etar is in the worst form (0-0-5)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 8 6 0 2 15 10 3 3 0 0 6 3 5 3 0 2 9 7 5 18
2 Ludogorets 7 5 1 1 17 7 3 3 0 0 8 1 4 2 1 1 9 6 10 16
3 Beroe 8 4 2 2 18 8 4 2 1 1 11 3 4 2 1 1 7 5 10 14
4 CSKA 1948 Sofia 8 3 3 2 14 8 5 3 1 1 14 5 3 0 2 1 0 3 6 12
5 Tsarsko selo 8 3 3 2 6 3 5 2 2 1 5 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 12
6 Arda 7 3 3 1 11 9 3 2 1 0 6 4 4 1 2 1 5 5 2 12
7 CSKA Sofia 7 3 3 1 11 9 3 2 1 0 5 3 4 1 2 1 6 6 2 12
8 Levski Sofia 8 3 2 3 11 7 5 2 1 2 5 4 3 1 1 1 6 3 4 11
9 Botev Vratsa 8 3 2 3 9 12 4 2 1 1 6 3 4 1 1 2 3 9 -3 11
10 Montana 8 3 2 3 9 13 5 3 1 1 9 9 3 0 1 2 0 4 -4 11
11 Cherno More 8 2 2 4 10 13 3 1 1 1 4 5 5 1 1 3 6 8 -3 8
12 Botev Plovdiv 8 2 2 4 11 17 4 2 2 0 7 4 4 0 0 4 4 13 -6 8
13 Slavia Sofia 8 1 1 6 4 13 4 1 1 2 2 5 4 0 0 4 2 8 -9 4
14 Etar 7 0 0 7 3 20 3 0 0 3 1 9 4 0 0 4 2 11 -17 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.