Botev Plovdiv vs Montana: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Sporten kompleks Botev 1912 (3500 seats)

Botev Plovdiv are welcoming Montana for another important game after their 2-2 result against 9th-placed Tsarsko selo.

Insights:
  • Botev Plovdiv has the most dropped points from leading position (10) in Parva Liga
  • Montana has the fewest scored goals (2) away in Parva Liga

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

Montana play their home games on grass, while this game is played on artifical turf. Recent stats for Montana when playing on artifical turf are 0 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats from one match. They have scored 0 goals and conceded 0 times in these games.

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Botev Plovdiv form and stats

Botev Plovdiv have played 9 Parva Liga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-4-2 (wins-draws-losses). We have seen two home losses in a row now for Botev Plovdiv, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

Botev Plovdiv drew their last game, 2-2 away at Tsarsko selo (placed 9th). Before that game, the home loss against Arda with the scoreline 0-2.

There was plenty of action in the dying minutes of the game against Tsarsko selo as Michel Espinosa's goal in the 90th minute completed a cancellation of 0-2 and secured a draw after 90 minutes. Michel Espinosa was able to secure the draw 2-2 in the game against Tsarsko selo after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

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

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as CSKA 1948 Sofia are coming to town in three days.

The Plovdiv fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 10 in 9 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Plovdiv have conceded 10 goals. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Montana form and stats

There's been little loot from Montana's travels as they have only collected 4 points from 9 away games in the Parva Liga. Montana, who have the fewest scored goals (2) away in Parva Liga, only have 0 wins to counter their 5 defeats and 4 draws.

Montana are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the Parva Liga against CSKA 1948 Sofia (placed 6th). Preceding that game, the 0-2 loss visiting Levski Sofia's place.

We have checked recent matches where Montana have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those three games were one victory, zero draws and two defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Montana manager A. Atanasov as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Slavia Sofia.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Montana's away games in the league this season with only 2 goals from 9 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Montana's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 14 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Montana - Plovdiv 3-1. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Plovdiv victories, four draws and four Montana wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Botev PlovdivA. Iliev
A. Iliev
9 goals
MontanaT. Tasev
T. Tasev
5 goals
PlovdivT. Nedelev
T. Nedelev
3 goals

Botev Plovdiv missing players

Montana missing players

Botev Plovdiv Montana
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
18 9 2 Played P 2 9 18
3 3 1 Won W 0 0 4
6 4 1 Drew D 1 4 5
9 2 0 Lost L 1 5 9
17 10 3 Scored S 0 2 17
36 10 1 Conceded C 2 14 32
83% 78% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 67% 83%
83% 78% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 67% 72%
61% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 33% 56%
33% 11% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 11% 33%
22% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 11%
44% 33% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 11% 39%
28% 44% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 33% 28%
44% 44% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 89% 50%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.3 2.8 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.7 2.3
3 0 0 Red cards R C 0 4 6
 
8.5 9.8 16.5 Shots (avg) S ( 13.5 8.9 9.1
3.2 3.6 4.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.5 2.1 3
30% 31% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 11% 31%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Botev Plovdiv has the most dropped points from leading position (10) in Parva Liga
  • Botev Plovdiv have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Botev Plovdiv have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Montana have scored away.
  • Montana has the fewest scored goals (2) away in Parva Liga
  • Montana have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Montana have yet to win a game away.

  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 18 13 3 2 42 16 9 8 1 0 21 4 9 5 2 2 21 12 26 42
2 CSKA Sofia 18 11 6 1 28 15 9 7 2 0 13 5 9 4 4 1 15 10 13 39
3 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 18 11 4 3 33 16 9 6 3 0 20 8 9 5 1 3 13 8 17 37
4 Arda 18 9 8 1 28 16 9 5 4 0 18 10 9 4 4 1 10 6 12 35
5 Beroe 18 9 5 4 32 16 9 4 3 2 17 6 9 5 2 2 15 10 16 32
6 CSKA 1948 Sofia 18 7 6 5 26 19 9 6 1 2 22 10 9 1 5 3 4 9 7 27
7 Cherno More 18 6 4 8 21 22 9 4 2 3 13 11 9 2 2 5 8 11 -1 22
8 Levski Sofia 18 5 4 9 19 18 9 4 1 4 10 8 9 1 3 5 9 10 1 19
9 Tsarsko selo 18 4 6 8 16 22 9 2 4 3 9 11 9 2 2 5 7 11 -6 18
10 Montana 18 4 5 9 17 32 9 4 1 4 15 18 9 0 4 5 2 14 -15 17
11 Botev Vratsa 18 4 3 11 21 29 9 3 2 4 13 9 9 1 1 7 8 20 -8 15
12 Botev Plovdiv 18 3 6 9 17 36 9 3 4 2 10 10 9 0 2 7 7 26 -19 15
13 Slavia Sofia 18 3 4 11 11 28 9 2 3 4 3 8 9 1 1 7 8 20 -17 13
14 Etar 18 2 6 10 11 37 9 1 4 4 6 14 9 1 2 6 5 23 -26 12

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.