CSKA Sofia vs Arda: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Fri 02.April
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Bâlgarska Armija (22015 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for CSKA Sofia - Arda!

Insights:
  • CSKA Sofia have the fewest conceded goals (17) in Parva Liga
  • Arda have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Parva Liga

CSKA Sofia and Arda 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.

Arda are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

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CSKA Sofia form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Stadion Bâlgarska Armija as CSKA Sofia, who have the fewest conceded goals (17) in Parva Liga, have scored 14 goals to get 27 points from 11 games. The overall stats in the Parva Liga are 8-3-0 (wins-draws-losses).

Sofia faced defeat in their previous match, away at Beroe (0-1). Ahead of that match, CSKA Sofia won a home game hosting Botev Vratsa (4-0).

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

The Sofia fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 14 in 11 matches. As for guarding their own goal, Sofia have only let in 5 goals at home. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Arda form and stats

The visitors are W4-D4-L3 on the road this term. That's in the Parva Liga. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Arda have lost on their last two travels.

Arda are looking to quickly end their 226 minutes long goal drought in the Parva Liga.

Home advantage was not enough for Arda in their previous game, as they lost their Parva Liga-match, hosting Lokomotiv Plovdiv, 0-2. Before that one, a nice away victory 1-0 at CSKA 1948 Sofia.

A quick return to home after this game, as Arda are hosting Slavia Sofia in the Bulgarian Cup only four days away.

Arda are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 12 away goals from 11 games (in the league). They concede less than a goal on average per away game (10 so far).

Head 2 Head

Arda - Sofia 1-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last four meetings: two - two - zero (Sofia wins - draws - Arda wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

ArdaI. Kokonov
I. Kokonov
8 goals
ArdaS. Delev
S. Delev
6 goals
ArdaE. Ribeiro da Costa
E. Ribeiro da Costa
4 goals

CSKA Sofia missing players

Arda missing players

CSKA Sofia Arda
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
22 11 2 Played P 2 11 22
12 8 0 Won W 0 4 10
7 3 2 Drew D 1 4 8
3 0 0 Lost L 1 3 4
29 14 2 Scored S 0 12 31
17 5 2 Conceded C 1 10 22
95% 91% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 73% 86%
59% 45% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 55% 73%
41% 27% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 27% 36%
14% 9% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 18% 23%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 18%
50% 36% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 27% 45%
41% 64% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 55% 41%
14% 9% 50% Failed to Score F T 100% 45% 27%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.4 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 2.9 2.7
2 2 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
12.2 11.2 10 Shots (avg) S ( 5.5 7.7 10.9
4.7 4.8 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.5 3.2 4
28% 26% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 34% 35%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Arda have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Parva Liga
  • Arda have the most points from losing position (9) in Parva Liga
  • CSKA Sofia have not yet lost a game at home.
  • CSKA Sofia have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • CSKA Sofia have the fewest conceded goals (17) in Parva Liga

  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 22 16 4 2 49 18 11 10 1 0 23 4 11 6 3 2 26 14 31 52
2 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 22 12 7 3 37 18 11 6 5 0 22 10 11 6 2 3 15 8 19 43
3 CSKA Sofia 22 12 7 3 29 17 11 8 3 0 14 5 11 4 4 3 15 12 12 43
4 Arda 22 10 8 4 31 22 11 6 4 1 19 12 11 4 4 3 12 10 9 38
5 Beroe 22 10 6 6 36 23 11 5 3 3 19 10 11 5 3 3 17 13 13 36
6 CSKA 1948 Sofia 22 8 7 7 30 25 11 7 2 2 23 10 11 1 5 5 7 15 5 31
7 Cherno More 22 8 5 9 25 25 11 6 2 3 16 12 11 2 3 6 9 13 0 29
8 Levski Sofia 22 7 6 9 25 21 11 5 2 4 13 10 11 2 4 5 12 11 4 27
9 Tsarsko selo 22 6 7 9 22 24 11 3 5 3 12 12 11 3 2 6 10 12 -2 25
10 Botev Plovdiv 22 4 9 9 23 41 11 4 5 2 14 13 11 0 4 7 9 28 -18 21
11 Montana 22 4 7 11 20 37 11 4 2 5 16 20 11 0 5 6 4 17 -17 19
12 Slavia Sofia 22 5 4 13 16 34 11 4 3 4 8 11 11 1 1 9 8 23 -18 19
13 Botev Vratsa 22 5 3 14 23 36 11 3 2 6 14 15 11 2 1 8 9 21 -13 18
14 Etar 22 3 8 11 15 40 11 2 5 4 9 15 11 1 3 7 6 25 -25 17

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.