Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 vs OFK Pirin: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Mon 16.May
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Slavija (2000 seats)

Parva Liga: Tipsway are expecting an absorbing and key fight between Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 and OFK Pirin at Stadion Slavija. They both need three points!

Insights:
  • Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • OFK Pirin have the fewest clean sheets (4) in Parva Liga

For Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 relegation is already certain this season. Only divine intervention and/or time travel can save them and neither look likely. For Pirin it's their last days at this level as relegation is a fact.

Both participants have had adequate rest since their previous competitive action. Let's look for an energetic match!

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Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 form and stats

Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 have played 13 Parva Liga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 6-3-4 (wins-draws-losses). When Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 hosts teams that live in the bottom of the table (like Tsarsko selo, Lokomotiv Sofia 1929, Arda and Botev Vratsa), they have won 4 of 5 matches!

An away draw last time out for Lokomotiv Sofia 1929, facing Botev Vratsa in a game that ended 1-1.

The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 0-0 versus Tsarsko selo.

The Lokomotiv fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 15 in 13 matches. On the other hand, Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 have conceded 17 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches. Lokomotiv has at home met teams with this table position (low), five times. It has ended with less than 2.5 goals 4 of 5 times.

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OFK Pirin form and stats

There's been little loot from OFK Pirin's travels as they have only collected 9 points from 13 away games in the Parva Liga. OFK Pirin only have 2 wins to counter their 8 defeats and 3 draws.

It might be tough going out on the road again for OFK Pirin, facing their second straight away game. Especially as the previous game, ended with a defeat 0-3 versus Tsarsko selo.

Preceding that game was the away victory against Botev Vratsa with the score of 1-0.

OFK Pirin are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 14 away goals from 13 games (in the league). It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Pirin's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 21 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

The fixture history shows this score when the teams faced each other previously this campaign; OFK Pirin - Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 2-1. Last ten meetings with these squads: Lokomotiv won five, OFK Pirin triumphed in five and we saw zero draws. six games with more than 2,5 goals, four matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

Lokomotiv Sofia 1929O. Merlo Manteca
O. Merlo Manteca
9 goals
OFK PirinS. Manolev
S. Manolev
7 goals
OFK PirinS. Yordanov Kostov
S. Yordanov Kostov
6 goals

Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 missing players

OFK Pirin missing players

Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 OFK Pirin
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
30 15 5 Played P 5 15 30
7 7 4 Won W 2 3 9
9 4 1 Drew D 0 3 6
14 4 0 Lost L 3 9 15
25 16 6 Scored S 4 15 37
45 17 1 Conceded C 7 24 47
93% 87% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
73% 60% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 73% 77%
43% 47% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 53% 60%
13% 13% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 7% 23%
7% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 13%
47% 40% 20% BTTS BTTS 0% 47% 57%
23% 47% 80% Clean Sheets C S 40% 13% 13%
37% 27% 20% Failed to Score F T 60% 40% 33%
 
4.2 3.9 4.6 Corners for (avg) C F 3.6 2.2 3.5
4.2 3.7 3.4 Corners against (avg) C A 4.4 6 5.4
3.1 3.1 2.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.4 3.5 3
4 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 5
 
8.8 9.3 8.4 Shots (avg) S ( 7.2 6.5 7.9
4.1 4.8 4.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.2 3.2 3.4
20% 22% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 31% 36%
 
9.6 8.2 5.2 Shots against (avg) S A 10.2 11.9 11.3
4.5 4.1 1.6 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.6 5.5 5
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • OFK Pirin have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • OFK Pirin have the fewest clean sheets (4) in Parva Liga
  • OFK Pirin have the most matches over the total-line (14) in Parva Liga
  • OFK Pirin have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • OFK Pirin haven’t played a single 0-0 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 26 21 1 4 64 23 13 12 0 1 37 9 13 9 1 3 27 14 41 64
2 CSKA Sofia 26 15 7 4 39 25 13 10 2 1 21 8 13 5 5 3 18 17 14 52
3 Botev Plovdiv 26 13 7 6 34 28 13 11 0 2 24 13 13 2 7 4 10 15 6 46
4 Cherno More 26 12 9 5 35 18 13 6 5 2 18 7 13 6 4 3 17 11 17 45
5 Levski Sofia 26 12 6 8 33 25 13 7 3 3 18 11 13 5 3 5 15 14 8 42
6 Slavia Sofia 26 9 9 8 30 26 13 6 4 3 15 10 13 3 5 5 15 16 4 36
7 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 26 9 7 10 30 35 13 6 4 3 18 15 13 3 3 7 12 20 -5 34
8 Beroe 26 9 5 12 23 27 13 6 5 2 11 8 13 3 0 10 12 19 -4 32
9 CSKA 1948 Sofia 26 8 6 12 36 37 13 6 3 4 24 17 13 2 3 8 12 20 -1 30
10 Arda 26 7 8 11 27 34 13 5 5 3 18 16 13 2 3 8 9 18 -7 29
11 OFK Pirin 26 7 6 13 34 41 13 5 3 5 20 20 13 2 3 8 14 21 -7 27
12 Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 26 6 7 13 22 42 13 6 3 4 15 17 13 0 4 9 7 25 -20 25
13 Botev Vratsa 26 5 7 14 23 48 13 3 6 4 11 17 13 2 1 10 12 31 -25 22
14 Tsarsko selo 26 3 7 16 15 36 13 3 3 7 10 17 13 0 4 9 5 19 -21 16

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.