Football betting preview: Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Arda

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Fri 16.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Lokomotiv (13000 seats)

Lokomotiv Plovdiv have performed better than Arda so far this season, but every game starts at 0-0. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming game:

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Lokomotiv Plovdiv form and stats

As mentioned below, Lokomotiv Plovdiv are feasting on a winning streak here so far with maximum points from their first 3 Parva Liga games.

It's back home for Lokomotiv, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Beroe away with the result 3-1. Dinis Almeida, Dimitar Iliev and Christian Ilić found the net in that victory. Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against CSKA Sofia.

The manager B. Akrapović will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Zagorets in only three days.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (6 in 3 games), Lokomotiv's attacking play is working. 3 goals have been conceded.

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Arda form and stats

1-2-1 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Arda in their Parva Liga matches away.

Arda play their second straight away game, having lost the previous one 0-2 to Cherno More (placed 11th). A home win before that, celebrating 2-1 vs Slavia Sofia.

The schedule is very tough for Arda now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Bulgarian Cup game at Spartak Varna is waiting in only three days.

Arda have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 4 league away games 5 goals have been scored. As opposed to that, Arda have seen the ball go into their own net 5 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last two meetings between these two teams are: one win for Lokomotiv Plovdiv, one draw and zero wins for Arda. Over 2,5 goals: one time; under 2,5 goals: one game.

Top Goalscorers

ArdaI. Kokonov
I. Kokonov
5 goals
Lokomotiv PlovdivB. Karagaren
B. Karagaren
3 goals
LokomotivD. Krasimirov Iliev
D. Krasimirov Iliev
3 goals

Lokomotiv Plovdiv missing players

Arda missing players

Lokomotiv Plovdiv Arda
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
8 3 2 Played P 1 4 7
6 3 2 Won W 1 1 3
0 0 0 Drew D 0 2 3
2 0 0 Lost L 0 1 1
15 6 4 Scored S 2 5 11
10 3 2 Conceded C 0 5 9
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 75% 86%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 86%
75% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 25% 43%
38% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 29%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 29%
75% 100% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 25% 57%
12% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 50% 29%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 29%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.4 2.7 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3.2 2.9
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
76 21 14 Total Shots T S 9 27 76
33 12 6 Shots on Target S O 5 10 27
45% 50% 67% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 50% 41%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • All of Lokomotiv Plovdiv's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Arda has the most points from losing position (7) in Parva Liga
  • Lokomotiv Plovdiv have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Lokomotiv Plovdiv haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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.