Football betting preview: Botev Vratsa vs CSKA 1948 Sofia

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Fri 16.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Hristo Botev (12000 seats)

Botev Vratsa will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 1 point behind CSKA 1948 Sofia.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Botev Vratsa form and stats

2 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat. That’s what Botev Vratsa have to build on here at Stadion Hristo Botev in the Parva Liga.

The Vratsa goalkeeper Krasimir Kostov is looking to record 90 more "clean sheet" minutes as his team have now played 205 minutes without conceding a goal in the Parva Liga.

Vratsa manager A. Zdravkov and his team return home after a 0-0 draw away versus Levski Sofia (placed 8th) in the Parva Liga. Before that, Vratsa had a home game versus Montana which ended with a victory 2-0.

The manager A. Zdravkov will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Nadezhda Dobroslavtsi in only three days.

A decent goal production from Vratsa in their home games so far, with 6 goals from 4 league matches. From these home matches, Vratsa have conceded only 3 goals.

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CSKA 1948 Sofia form and stats

Still no away game victory in the Parva Liga for CSKA 1948 Sofia with 2 draws and 1 loss from their first 3 attempts.

Galin Ivanov, Martin Kamburov (3) and Georgi Rusev scored in CSKA 1948 Sofia's previous match, the home game against Botev Plovdiv that ended 5-0. That result followed a home victory 5-1 versus Etar.

As you can tell from the results above, Sofia was very dominant against Botev Plovdiv, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 5-0 (!) with Galin Ivanov, Martin Kamburov (3) and Georgi Rusev providing the goals. It's hard not to mention Martin Kamburov's lethal finishing against Botev Plovdiv. three goals were a big reason for the important victory.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only three days as another away game awaits: The Bulgarian Cup trip to Drenovets.

CSKA 1948 Sofia are seemingly not capable of scoring regularly on their travels in the league. They have only managed 0 goals from 3 away games. As opposed to that, Sofia have seen the ball go into their own net 3 times on the road.

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Top Goalscorers

VratsaD. Genov
D. Genov
5 goals
CSKA 1948 SofiaM. Kamburov
M. Kamburov
5 goals
CSKA 1948 SofiaG. Ivanov
G. Ivanov
4 goals

Botev Vratsa missing players

CSKA 1948 Sofia missing players

Botev Vratsa CSKA 1948 Sofia
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
8 4 1 Played P 2 3 8
3 2 1 Won W 0 0 3
2 1 0 Drew D 1 2 3
3 1 0 Lost L 1 1 2
9 6 3 Scored S 0 0 14
12 3 1 Conceded C 3 3 8
75% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 33% 75%
75% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 33% 75%
62% 50% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 50%
25% 25% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 38%
12% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 25%
50% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 25%
38% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 67% 50%
38% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 100% 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 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2.3 2.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
56 36 12 Total Shots T S 14 22 77
21 13 5 Shots on Target S O 5 7 32
43% 46% 60% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 44%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Botev Vratsa have scored at least twice as many goals at home as CSKA 1948 Sofia have scored away.
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia have failed to score a single goal away.
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia 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 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.