Slavia Sofia vs Botev Plovdiv pre-match guide

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Competition: Bulgaria Parva Liga
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Slavija (2000 seats)

Things are looking good for Slavia Sofia so far this season, with the 3rd position in the Parva Liga table and looking forward to facing Botev Plovdiv (who are in 5th).

Insights:
  • Slavia Sofia have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

This ground has grass, unlike Botev Plovdiv's home ground. The latest 45 games by the away team on grass have ended with 11 wins, 11 draws and 23 losses.

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Slavia Sofia form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Stadion Slavija as Slavia Sofia have scored 8 goals to get 14 points from 7 games. The overall stats in the Parva Liga are 4-2-1 (wins-draws-losses).

It's back home for Slavia, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Tsarsko selo away with the result 5-2. Toni Tasev (2), Radoslav Kirilov, Peter Makrillos and Emil Stoev found the net in that victory. As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

Ahead of that match, Slavia lost 0-1 at home to Levski Sofia.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Slavia as they are travelling to their away game against Beroe in the Parva Liga. That match is four days after this one.

Slavia has scored 8 league goals at home this season, in 7 matches. Slavia are not conceding a lot of goals here at Stadion Slavija in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 5 from 7 matches.

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Botev Plovdiv form and stats

Botev Plovdiv have only collected 7 points from their away games in the Parva Liga, after 1-4-2 (7 played).

Plovdiv failed to get anything from their last game, a Parva Liga home match vs Cherno More (placed 4th) that ended with defeat 0-2.

Preceding that game was the away victory against OFK Pirin with the score of 1-0.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Botev Vratsa in just four days.

The attacking power of Botev Plovdiv when travelling is not overwhelming with 5 goals scored from 7 league matches away. Botev Plovdiv have conceded 7 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Slavia and Botev Plovdiv have duelled previously this season: Botev Plovdiv - Slavia Sofia 1-0. Last ten meetings featuring these squads: Slavia Sofia won four, Botev Plovdiv triumphed in five and we saw one draw. three games with more than 2,5 goals, seven matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

Slavia SofiaT. Tasev
T. Tasev
5 goals
Botev PlovdivJ. Costa Martins
J. Costa Martins
5 goals
Botev PlovdivT. Nedelev
T. Nedelev
5 goals

Slavia Sofia missing players

Botev Plovdiv missing players

Slavia Sofia Botev Plovdiv
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 7 2 Played P 2 7 15
7 4 1 Won W 0 1 7
5 2 0 Drew D 0 4 4
3 1 1 Lost L 2 2 4
19 8 3 Scored S 2 5 19
13 5 3 Conceded C 5 7 17
93% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 71% 87%
53% 43% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 57% 73%
27% 29% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 14% 47%
13% 14% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 14% 27%
13% 14% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 14% 7%
53% 43% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 43% 60%
27% 43% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 43% 27%
27% 29% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 43% 27%
 
5.2 6 3 Corners for (avg) C F 2 3.7 4.1
5.8 4.9 3.5 Corners against (avg) C A 8 6.4 6.1
3.1 2.9 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.1 2
4 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
9.1 9.3 9.5 Shots (avg) S ( 9.5 11.6 12.2
3.3 3.4 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 5.6 5.3
38% 33% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 13% 24%
 
11.7 11.3 14 Shots against (avg) S A 19.5 13.3 12.4
5 5 7.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 7.5 5.4 4.4
Key stats in Parva Liga this season:
  • Slavia Sofia have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than 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 12 11 0 1 33 7 7 7 0 0 20 1 5 4 0 1 13 6 26 33
2 CSKA Sofia 12 9 2 1 22 13 7 5 1 1 11 8 5 4 1 0 11 5 9 29
3 Slavia Sofia 15 7 5 3 19 13 7 4 2 1 8 5 8 3 3 2 11 8 6 26
4 Cherno More 15 6 7 2 18 10 7 2 4 1 6 4 8 4 3 1 12 6 8 25
5 Botev Plovdiv 15 7 4 4 19 17 8 6 0 2 14 10 7 1 4 2 5 7 2 25
6 Beroe 15 6 3 6 16 16 8 4 3 1 6 4 7 2 0 5 10 12 0 21
7 Arda 13 4 5 4 16 15 5 2 2 1 8 7 8 2 3 3 8 8 1 17
8 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 14 4 5 5 13 13 7 2 3 2 8 9 7 2 2 3 5 4 0 17
9 Levski Sofia 14 5 2 7 18 21 7 3 1 3 11 10 7 2 1 4 7 11 -3 17
10 Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 13 3 5 5 10 19 6 3 1 2 5 6 7 0 4 3 5 13 -9 14
11 OFK Pirin 15 3 3 9 19 27 7 3 1 3 14 12 8 0 2 6 5 15 -8 12
12 CSKA 1948 Sofia 14 3 2 9 18 27 7 3 1 3 14 12 7 0 1 6 4 15 -9 11
13 Botev Vratsa 14 2 5 7 14 24 7 1 5 1 7 7 7 1 0 6 7 17 -10 11
14 Tsarsko selo 15 2 4 9 10 23 8 2 2 4 7 11 7 0 2 5 3 12 -13 10

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.