Betting preview: Botev Vratsa vs Tsarsko selo should be interesting

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 10:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Hristo Botev (12000 seats)

Season ticket holders at Stadion Hristo Botev haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Botev Vratsa languishing in the 11th position so far. The guesting Tsarsko selo will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Botev Vratsa has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Parva Liga

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

3-2-4 (win-draw-lost) are the Parva Liga numbers at home for Botev Vratsa so far this season. Problems are piling up for Vratsa as they are struggling in their away games as well, taking their total losing streak to a running total of seven games. This streak could be one for the history books. With Vratsa having lost three times in a row here, the pressure is increasing on the manager A. Zdravkov.

The fans are hoping that Botev Vratsa will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 2-3 away loss in the Parva Liga game against Arda (placed 4th). Before that game, the home loss against Beroe with the scoreline 1-2.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Vratsa have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won three, drawn three and lost three.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Chernomorets Balchik are coming to town in four days.

Botev Vratsa are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 9 games. Botev Vratsa have conceded 9 in these home matches. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Tsarsko selo form and stats

Tsarsko selo have only collected 8 points from their away games in the Parva Liga, after 2-2-5 (9 played).

Tsarsko selo delivered a 2-2 draw playing at home against Botev Plovdiv (placed 12th) in their previous match; a Parva Liga game. A 1-2 defeat away at CSKA 1948 Sofia before that.

It looked so good for Tsarsko selo vs Botev Plovdiv, but the job was not completed and victory was lost as a 2-0 lead was turned into a 2-2 draw.

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

After this away game Tsarsko selo return home for a Bulgarian Cup game against Ludogorets. That game is only three sleeps after this.

The attacking power of Tsarsko when travelling is not overwhelming with 7 goals scored from 9 league matches away. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 11 goals have been conceded by Tsarsko in these games. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Tsarsko selo - Botev Vratsa 1-2 earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last eight matches): Vratsa four wins, zero draws and Tsarsko selo four victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

VratsaD. Genov
D. Genov
7 goals
Tsarsko seloM. Kavdanski
M. Kavdanski
3 goals
Botev VratsaD. Burov
D. Burov
2 goals

Botev Vratsa missing players

Tsarsko selo missing players

Botev Vratsa Tsarsko selo
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
18 9 2 Played P 4 9 18
4 3 0 Won W 1 2 4
3 2 1 Drew D 1 2 6
11 4 1 Lost L 2 5 8
21 13 1 Scored S 4 7 16
29 9 2 Conceded C 5 11 22
83% 78% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 89% 83%
78% 67% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 44% 56%
67% 56% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 22% 39%
22% 22% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 11% 17%
17% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 11% 6%
61% 56% 50% BTTS BTTS 25% 33% 33%
22% 33% 50% Clean Sheets C S 25% 22% 33%
33% 33% 50% Failed to Score F T 75% 56% 50%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.6 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.3 2.4
3 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 3
 
8.1 10.1 11 Shots (avg) S ( 9.2 7.1 9.5
3.3 3.9 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 2.7 3.1
36% 37% 12% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 29% 29%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Botev Vratsa has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Parva Liga
  • Botev Vratsa has the fewest matches under the total-line (7) in Parva Liga
  • Botev Vratsa has the fewest points from losing position (0) in Parva Liga
  • Botev Vratsa is in the worst form (0-0-6)

  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.