Ludogorets vs CSKA Sofia betting preview

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Huvepharma Arena

Ludogorets and CSKA Sofia are both riding high in the Parva Liga with their 1st and 2nd positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Ludogorets has the most scored goals (42) in Parva Liga
  • CSKA Sofia is in the best form (6-0-0)

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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Ludogorets form and stats

This stadium, Huvepharma Arena, has been a fortress for Ludogorets in the Parva Liga so far this season with the win-draw-loss statistic 8-1-0. Ludogorets has won so many consecutive home games (five in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Huvepharma Arena. We remember; it was Tsarsko selo.

Ludogorets are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 2-3 away versus Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Before that, Ludogorets had a home game versus Etar which ended with a victory 6-0.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Ludogorets as they are travelling to their away game against Tsarsko selo in the Bulgarian Cup. That match is four days after this one.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (21 in 9 games), Ludogorets's attacking play is working. Ludogorets have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 4 goals.

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CSKA Sofia form and stats

Playing away, CSKA Sofia have won 4 games, drawn 4 and suffered 1 defeat in the Parva Liga this season. In general it has been a productive period now for Sofia as they haven't lost any of their last eleven games. Having won their last three away games CSKA Sofia has no reason to fear anyone.

Sofia have succeeded in guarding their own goal lately, led by their goalkeeper Gustavo Busatto. It's been 296 minutes since they last conceded in Parva Liga.

Sofia are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the Parva Liga against Cherno More (placed 7th). Before that one, a nice away victory 1-0 at Slavia Sofia.

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

The travelling fans enjoy CSKA Sofia's attacking play in away games, having scored 15 goals in 9 league matches away. CSKA Sofia have conceded 10 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Ludogorets and CSKA Sofia have met before this season: CSKA Sofia - Ludogorets 2-2. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Ludogorets one win, eight draws and CSKA Sofia one victory. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), nine games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

LudogoretsC. Keșerü
C. Keșerü
13 goals
CSKA SofiaA. Sowe
A. Sowe
8 goals
LudogoretsH. Marín Escavy
H. Marín Escavy
4 goals

Ludogorets missing players

CSKA Sofia missing players

Ludogorets CSKA Sofia
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
18 9 1 Played P 2 9 18
13 8 1 Won W 0 4 11
3 1 0 Drew D 1 4 6
2 0 0 Lost L 1 1 1
42 21 3 Scored S 2 15 28
16 4 1 Conceded C 3 10 15
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
89% 78% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 89% 72%
67% 56% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 67% 50%
44% 22% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 22% 17%
17% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
56% 44% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 78% 61%
44% 56% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 22% 39%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.4 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.3 2.5
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
12.6 13.2 7 Shots (avg) S ( 15 14.3 13.1
5.7 6.3 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 5 5.1
41% 37% 75% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 33% 30%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • CSKA Sofia have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • CSKA Sofia have scored in all their matches so far.
  • CSKA Sofia haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • CSKA Sofia is in the best form (6-0-0)
  • Ludogorets has the fewest conceded goals (4) at home in Parva Liga
  • Ludogorets has the most points (25) at home in Parva Liga
  • Ludogorets has the most scored goals (42) in Parva Liga
  • Ludogorets has the most scored goals in the second half (23) in Parva Liga
  • Ludogorets has the the best goal difference (+17) at home in Parva Liga
  • Ludogorets has the the best goal difference (+26) in Parva Liga
  • Ludogorets have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Ludogorets have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Ludogorets have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Ludogorets 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 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 17 9 4 4 31 15 8 4 2 2 16 5 9 5 2 2 15 10 16 31
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 17 5 3 9 19 18 9 4 1 4 10 8 8 1 2 5 9 10 1 18
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 17 3 3 11 10 27 9 2 3 4 3 8 8 1 0 7 7 19 -17 12
14 Etar 17 2 5 10 11 37 8 1 3 4 6 14 9 1 2 6 5 23 -26 11

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.