CSKA Sofia vs Neftochimic by GlacialSpirit

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Another fixture from the third round of the Bulgarian First League features PFC CSKA-Sofia taking on Neftochimic Burgas. Home team playing on “Bylgarska Armia” stadium will be looking to put things right after the huge disappointment last round.


PFC CSKA-Sofia took one win so far in the first round defeating the pleasant surprise from last season Slavia Sofia and losing in the second round against Vereya Stara Zagora. Head coach Hristo Yanev si probably still wondering how his team managed to lose this fixture. After the renaming of Litex to PFC CSKA-Sofia in the place of the original club they kept most of Litex players and a few of the original CSKA thus making a strong team who is more than capable of winning such games. The main problem is the lack of decent strikers apart from Preslav Yordanov who has lost confidence and looks a bit jaded. Stanislav Malamov is expected to start for this game instead of Kiril Despodov. Captain Boris Galchev may also lose his place after his disappointing performance in both fixtures and his expected swap is Samir Ayass.


Neftochimic Burgas so far has 1 point won with the goalless draw against Loko Gorna Oryahovitsa in the opening round. The second round they lost to Dunav Ruse at home with a score of 1-2. Neftochimic finished in the second half of the second tier of Bulgarian football last year but managed to get into the newly formed First League after the reforms of the football structure. They don’t seem to be ready for such a leap and despite getting a few experience players to help them out they look destined for relegation battle. On paper their defense should be their main strength. Former international veteran Stoyan Kolev between the posts with Angel Granchov and Randjelovic in front of him looks like a very good composition for Bulgarian standards. Still their defnse looks shaky and error prone. Unless head coach Dimcho Nenov manages to improve their performance “Naftata” will struggle to retain their spot in the top division.


PFC CSKA-Sofia needs to prove a point this game and back up their ambition for top places with some good results. A home game against struggling Neftochimic may be the perfect opportunity therefore I expect them to win comfortably. My pick here is PFC CSKA-Sofia -1.5 AH.


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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
CSKA-Sofia -1.5 AH Bet365 1.55 7 5-1 WON (+3.85 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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