Can Slavia Sofia beat Arda in Stadion Slavija clash?

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 10:15 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Slavija (2000 seats)

The visiting Arda side should be favourites in this visit to Slavia Sofia, as the away team holds a 22 point advantage from their 18 league games this season.

Insights:
  • Slavia Sofia has the fewest matches over the total-line (6) in Parva Liga
  • Arda has the most points from losing position (9) in Parva Liga

Slavia 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.

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Slavia Sofia form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the Parva Liga this season. Slavia Sofia, who have the fewest scored goals (3) at home in Parva Liga, have only managed 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses from their games here at Stadion Slavija. Slavia are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Stadion Slavija, having lost their two previous games here.

Slavia shared the glory with Beroe in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. Preceding that match was a defeat to CSKA Sofia (0-1).

The hometeam coach A. Tarkhanov made a successful contribution in the game against Beroe, bringing on Ivailo Dimitrov who scored the equalizer in the 1-1 draw.

The lack of attacking qualities in Slavia Sofia means that they have only scored 3 goals in 9 league home games, less than half a goal per match. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Slavia have only conceded 8 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Arda form and stats

4 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. That’s the product of Arda, who have the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Parva Liga, playing as the away team in the Parva Liga this season. Things are running smoothly for Arda who hasn't tasted defeat in their last eleven matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Cherno More. Arda has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

Arda won their last game, 3-2 versus Botev Vratsa played at home. Prior to that result Arda won their away game at Botev Plovdiv. The scoreline was 2-0.

Arda has another fixture away, a Bulgarian Cup game, against Etar in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Arda have scored 10 goals on their travels this season, from 9 away games in the league. It's not easy to score on Arda as they have only conceded 6 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Arda - Slavia 2-1 earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last five meetings: one - zero - four (Slavia Sofia wins - draws - Arda wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one 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

Slavia Sofia missing players

Arda missing players

Slavia Sofia Arda
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
18 9 3 Played P 4 9 18
3 2 0 Won W 1 4 9
4 3 0 Drew D 3 4 8
11 4 3 Lost L 0 1 1
11 3 0 Scored S 5 10 28
28 8 5 Conceded C 3 6 16
89% 78% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 67% 83%
67% 44% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 56% 78%
33% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 22% 39%
11% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 11% 22%
11% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 11% 17%
39% 11% 0% BTTS BTTS 25% 22% 50%
22% 44% 0% Clean Sheets C S 75% 67% 44%
50% 67% 100% Failed to Score F T 50% 44% 22%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 2.7 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.2 3.1 2.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
7.6 8.4 9 Shots (avg) S ( 7.2 7 11.1
2.4 2.4 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 3.1 4.3
25% 14% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 36% 36%
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Arda has the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Parva Liga
  • Arda has the most clean sheets (6) away in Parva Liga
  • Arda has the most points from losing position (9) in Parva Liga
  • Arda have scored more than double the goals of Slavia Sofia.
  • Slavia Sofia has the fewest matches over the total-line (6) in Parva Liga
  • Slavia Sofia has the fewest scored goals (3) at home in Parva Liga
  • Slavia Sofia has the most matches under the total-line (12) in Parva Liga
  • Slavia Sofia have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.

  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.