Evenly matched teams: Botev Vratsa vs Tsarsko selo match preview

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 10:15 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Hristo Botev (12000 seats)

Both the home- and away side have had problems getting enough points so far, but three points in this very important game would definitely help. Prepare for Botev Vratsa - Tsarsko selo!

Insights:
  • Botev Vratsa have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • Tsarsko selo have the fewest scored goals (10) in Parva Liga

These are full days for the hosts, as they were in action only four days ago in the Parva Liga. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Levski Sofia.

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Botev Vratsa form and stats

Botev Vratsa have played 7 Parva Liga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 1-5-1 (wins-draws-losses). All in all it has been a very rough period for Vratsa who hasn’t won a league-game in their last twelve attempts. Their previous win was against Tsarsko selo, 111 days ago.

Vratsa drew their last game, 0-0 away at Levski Sofia (placed 8th). A painful moment in the game against Levski Sofia was the missed penalty kick from Dorian Babunski in the 8th minute. A goal there would obviously have changed the match and probably the outcome.

Prior to that, an away loss at Arda.

This is expected to be a close game, with Botev Vratsa perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Botev Vratsa as a small favourite), we find twelve games. Vratsa has won four of these, drawn three and lost five.

The manager D. Morales will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Botev Plovdiv in only four days.

Botev Vratsa are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 7 goals in 7 games. 7 goals have been conceded.

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Tsarsko selo form and stats

Tsarsko selo have only collected 2 points from their away games in the Parva Liga, after 0-2-5 (7 played).

Home advantage was not enough for Tsarsko selo in their previous game, as they lost their Parva Liga-match, hosting Slavia Sofia, 2-5. As you can tell from the result, the match against Slavia Sofia was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 7 goals, will the fun continue today?

Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting OFK Pirin's place.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Tsarsko selo playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were three Tsarsko wins, zero draws and three defeats.

Tsarsko are seemingly not capable of scoring regularly on their travels in the league. They have only managed 3 goals from 7 away games. As for defending, Tsarsko rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 12 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Here's the final score when the squads faced each other earlier this campaign; Tsarsko selo - Botev Vratsa 1-2. Head-to-head statistics (for the prior ten meetings): Vratsa won five games, zero matches ended in a draw and Tsarsko selo have five wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: eight / two

Top Goalscorers

Botev VratsaD. Babunski Hristovski
D. Babunski Hristovski
6 goals
Botev VratsaM. Kalinov Marinov
M. Kalinov Marinov
2 goals
VratsaA. Georgiev
A. Georgiev
2 goals

Botev Vratsa missing players

Tsarsko selo missing players

Botev Vratsa Tsarsko selo
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 7 1 Played P 2 7 15
2 1 0 Won W 0 0 2
6 5 1 Drew D 0 2 4
7 1 0 Lost L 2 5 9
14 7 2 Scored S 1 3 10
24 7 2 Conceded C 3 12 23
73% 57% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 80%
60% 57% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 57% 60%
47% 29% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 43% 40%
40% 29% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 20%
20% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 7%
53% 43% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 43% 40%
33% 57% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 33%
40% 43% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 57% 47%
 
3.3 3.4 2 Corners for (avg) C F 8 5.1 5.2
7.1 6 7 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 4.9 4.7
2.4 2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.6 2.7
5 2 2 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
6.9 7.1 7 Shots (avg) S ( 10.5 7.4 8.3
3.5 3.9 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 2.1 2.8
27% 26% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 20% 24%
 
14.1 12.9 10 Shots against (avg) S A 14 13.4 12.3
6.1 5.9 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.5 5.6 5.7
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Botev Vratsa have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won.
  • Botev Vratsa have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Tsarsko selo have scored away.
  • Tsarsko selo have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Tsarsko selo have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Tsarsko selo have the fewest scored goals (10) in Parva Liga
  • Tsarsko selo have the fewest scored goals (3) away in Parva Liga
  • Tsarsko selo have the most conceded goals in the second half (17) in Parva Liga
  • Tsarsko selo have the the worst goal difference (-13) in Parva Liga
  • Tsarsko selo 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 13 11 0 2 33 9 7 7 0 0 20 1 6 4 0 2 13 8 24 33
2 CSKA Sofia 12 9 2 1 22 13 7 5 1 1 11 8 5 4 1 0 11 5 9 29
3 Slavia Sofia 15 7 5 3 19 13 7 4 2 1 8 5 8 3 3 2 11 8 6 26
4 Cherno More 15 6 7 2 18 10 7 2 4 1 6 4 8 4 3 1 12 6 8 25
5 Botev Plovdiv 15 7 4 4 19 17 8 6 0 2 14 10 7 1 4 2 5 7 2 25
6 Beroe 15 6 3 6 16 16 8 4 3 1 6 4 7 2 0 5 10 12 0 21
7 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 15 5 5 5 15 14 8 3 3 2 10 10 7 2 2 3 5 4 1 20
8 Levski Sofia 15 5 3 7 18 21 8 3 2 3 11 10 7 2 1 4 7 11 -3 18
9 Arda 13 4 5 4 16 15 5 2 2 1 8 7 8 2 3 3 8 8 1 17
10 CSKA 1948 Sofia 15 4 2 9 20 27 8 4 1 3 16 12 7 0 1 6 4 15 -7 14
11 Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 14 3 5 6 11 21 6 3 1 2 5 6 8 0 4 4 6 15 -10 14
12 OFK Pirin 15 3 3 9 19 27 7 3 1 3 14 12 8 0 2 6 5 15 -8 12
13 Botev Vratsa 15 2 6 7 14 24 7 1 5 1 7 7 8 1 1 6 7 17 -10 12
14 Tsarsko selo 15 2 4 9 10 23 8 2 2 4 7 11 7 0 2 5 3 12 -13 10

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.