Parva Liga preview: Can CSKA 1948 Sofia edge out victory against Levski Sofia?

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Slavija (2000 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, CSKA 1948 Sofia in 6th and Levski Sofia in 8th place.

Insights:
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia has the most scored goals (22) at home in Parva Liga
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Levski Sofia have scored away.

CSKA 1948 Sofia and Levski Sofia should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

These teams are located so close to each other that their supporters eat in the same restaurants, hang out at the same night clubs and give birth at the same hospitals. This means added importance to the game and a vibrant atmosphere.

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CSKA 1948 Sofia form and stats

CSKA 1948 Sofia, who have the most scored goals (22) at home in Parva Liga, have performed here at Stadion Slavija this season with 6 wins from 9 Parva Liga matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 1 game and lost 2. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Stadion Slavija.

CSKA 1948 Sofia lost their last game at Montana (placed 10th) after a 0-1 scoreline. Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Tsarsko selo.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how CSKA 1948 Sofia have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found three games) they have won two times, drawn zero and lost one.

CSKA 1948 Sofia are traveling soon after this match as the Bulgarian Cup match at Botev Plovdiv awaits in three days.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (22 in 9 games), Sofia's attacking play is working. CSKA 1948 Sofia's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 10 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Levski Sofia form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Levski Sofia so far with only 6 points returning home. The records show 1-3-5 (win-draw-lose).

250 minutes! That's how long the Levski goalkeeper Zvonimir Mikulic and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Levski are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 0-0 draw at Etar (placed 14th). That result followed a home victory 2-0 versus Montana.

We have checked recent matches where Levski Sofia have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those three games were one victory, one draw and one defeat.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Beroe in just three days.

Levski have scored 9 goals on their travels this season, from 9 away games in the league. Levski Sofia have conceded 10 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Levski Sofia - Sofia 3-0.

Top Goalscorers

CSKA 1948 SofiaM. Kamburov
M. Kamburov
9 goals
CSKA 1948 SofiaG. Ivanov
G. Ivanov
5 goals
SofiaG. Rusev
G. Rusev
4 goals

CSKA 1948 Sofia missing players

Levski Sofia missing players

CSKA 1948 Sofia Levski Sofia
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
18 9 2 Played P 2 9 18
7 6 2 Won W 0 1 5
6 1 0 Drew D 1 3 4
5 2 0 Lost L 1 5 9
26 22 3 Scored S 3 9 19
19 10 1 Conceded C 4 10 18
83% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 89%
72% 89% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 56% 61%
44% 67% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 44% 44%
22% 44% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 22% 11%
17% 33% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
39% 44% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 44% 39%
33% 33% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 22% 33%
44% 22% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 44% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.4 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 1.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 2 4 4
 
9.2 11.7 10.5 Shots (avg) S ( 7 7.1 7.4
3.7 5.6 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 2.9 3.1
39% 44% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 35% 35%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia has the most scored goals (22) at home in Parva Liga
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Levski Sofia have scored away.
  • CSKA 1948 Sofia haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  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 17 4 5 8 14 20 8 2 3 3 7 9 9 2 2 5 7 11 -6 17
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 17 3 5 9 15 34 9 3 4 2 10 10 8 0 1 7 5 24 -19 14
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.