All the facts and stats for the Europa League clash: CSKA Sofia - BATE

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 17.September
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Bâlgarska Armija (22015 seats)

This promises to be an action-packed encounter for CSKA Sofia at Stadion Bâlgarska Armija when the Europa League tournament arrives in town and BATE with it. Read all about the 2nd Qualifying Round match here!

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

It's quite the trip for BATE when visiting Sofia as the cities are 1900 kilometers apart.

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CSKA Sofia form and stats

Action has already taken place for Sofia in Europa League as they have defeated Sirens to reach the 2nd Qualifying Round. CSKA Sofia participated in Europa League the last season, where they reached the 3rd qualifying round.

Perfect Parva Liga season at home so far for CSKA Sofia 2 wins from 2 appearances. Sofia has a nice streak going on as they have played 13 consecutive leaguegames without losing (regardless of home/away). They are keen to extend their tally, a streak that began after the Tsarsko selo defeat 201 days ago. In general it's been a long time since Sofia tasted defeat here at Stadion Bâlgarska Armija, as they have taken at least one point from their last 16 home games in the league.

The home team returns to Stadion Bâlgarska Armija after being equal after 90 minutes with Cherno More on their last time out; the Parva Liga game ended 1-1. Previous to that game, a Parva Liga home match hosting Slavia Sofia in a game that was won 1-0.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Ludogorets are coming to town in three days.

At Stadion Bâlgarska Armija, CSKA Sofia has the goal stats of 3-1 (for/against) from 2 league fixtures.

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BATE form and stats

They also participated in Europa League last season. This ended in the play-offs, when Astana drew the shortest straw.

BATE's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed BATE collect 22 points from their 11 away matches in the Vysshaya Liga. 7 victories and 1 draw have created these points (and only 3 defeats).

BATE had fun at their own home (Stadion Bâlgarska Armija) last time out, beating Smolevichy-STI 5-2. J. Filipović, W. Willumsson (2) and M. Skavysh (2) scored. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Granit at their stadium, the result 5-0.

A crazy, crazy match with lots of goals last time out for BATE, as mentioned above. 7 goals in that one, will this match be as much fun?

BATE has another fixture away, a Vysshaya Liga game, against Slutsk in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

The BATE manager K. Alshevskiy has got the team scoring on the road, with 26 away goals in 11 league matches. As opposed to that, BATE have seen the ball go into their own net 14 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

BATEM. Skavysh
M. Skavysh
11 goals
BATEP. Nekhajchik
P. Nekhajchik
9 goals
BATES. Dragun
S. Dragun
6 goals

CSKA Sofia missing players

BATE missing players

CSKA Sofia BATE
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 16   Played P   11 25
13 10   Won W   8 17
9 4   Drew D   1 4
3 2   Lost L   2 4
37 28   Scored S   29 55
20 13   Conceded C   10 19
84% 94%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 96%
72% 81%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   91% 72%
40% 38%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   64% 48%
16% 19%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   45% 36%
12% 19%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   27% 20%
48% 44%   BTTS BTTS   36% 32%
48% 50%   Clean Sheets C S   55% 56%
20% 12%   Failed to Score F T   9% 16%
 
6.2 6.2   Corners for (avg) C F   5.9 6.1
3.3 3   Corners against (avg) C A   4.3 3.8
2.2 2.4   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.8 2
2 2   Red cards R C   0 0
 
302 186   Total Shots T S   121 304
119 72   Shots on Target S O   55 127
31% 39%   Goal Efficiency G E   53% 43%

  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 5 4 0 1 13 5 2 2 0 0 6 1 3 2 0 1 7 4 8 12
2 CSKA Sofia 5 3 2 0 8 5 2 2 0 0 3 1 3 1 2 0 5 4 3 11
3 Tsarsko selo 5 2 3 0 4 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 9
4 Arda 5 2 3 0 9 6 2 1 1 0 4 3 3 1 2 0 5 3 3 9
5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 5 3 0 2 7 7 2 2 0 0 4 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 0 9
6 Beroe 4 2 2 0 11 3 2 1 1 0 6 0 2 1 1 0 5 3 8 8
7 Botev Plovdiv 5 1 2 2 8 8 3 1 2 0 5 3 2 0 0 2 3 5 0 5
8 Cherno More 5 1 2 2 8 8 2 0 1 1 2 5 3 1 1 1 6 3 0 5
9 Montana 4 1 2 1 4 7 3 1 1 1 4 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 -3 5
10 Levski Sofia 4 1 1 2 5 4 2 0 0 2 0 3 2 1 1 0 5 1 1 4
11 Botev Vratsa 5 1 1 3 5 11 3 1 1 1 4 3 2 0 0 2 1 8 -6 4
12 CSKA 1948 Sofia 4 0 3 1 2 4 2 0 1 1 2 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 -2 3
13 Slavia Sofia 4 0 1 3 1 7 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 4 -6 1
14 Etar 4 0 0 4 0 10 2 0 0 2 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 4 -10 0
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shakhtyor 23 13 7 3 43 13 12 8 2 2 27 5 11 5 5 1 16 8 30 46
2 BATE 23 14 4 5 49 23 12 7 3 2 23 9 11 7 1 3 26 14 26 46
3 Neman Grodno 23 12 5 6 31 22 11 7 2 2 16 8 12 5 3 4 15 14 9 41
4 Torpedo BelAZ 22 9 8 5 32 27 11 6 3 2 14 11 11 3 5 3 18 16 5 35
5 Isloch 22 11 2 9 33 31 11 7 2 2 20 12 11 4 0 7 13 19 2 35
6 Ynergetyk-BDU 22 10 4 8 32 32 11 5 2 4 22 21 11 5 2 4 10 11 0 34
7 Ruh Brest 23 8 9 6 35 27 12 3 4 5 15 19 11 5 5 1 20 8 8 33
8 Dinamo Minsk 22 10 3 9 26 19 11 6 1 4 11 8 11 4 2 5 15 11 7 33
9 Dinamo Brest 21 10 2 9 37 27 10 5 1 4 19 14 11 5 1 5 18 13 10 32
10 Vitebsk 23 7 9 7 23 28 11 5 4 2 13 9 12 2 5 5 10 19 -5 30
11 Minsk 21 7 4 10 27 40 11 5 2 4 18 19 10 2 2 6 9 21 -13 25
12 Slavia 20 6 6 8 27 37 10 3 4 3 13 15 10 3 2 5 14 22 -10 24
13 Slutsk 21 6 3 12 24 37 11 3 3 5 13 15 10 3 0 7 11 22 -13 21
14 Gorodeya 23 5 5 13 19 38 11 3 3 5 11 16 12 2 2 8 8 22 -19 20
15 Belshina 22 5 4 13 24 41 11 2 2 7 11 22 11 3 2 6 13 19 -17 19
16 Smolevichy-STI 21 3 5 13 23 43 10 3 2 5 16 20 11 0 3 8 7 23 -20 14

Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.