Dunav Ruse vs Slavia Sofia by Stanioooo
This is the last round of the 1st stage in First Professional League in Bulgaria. Dunav Ruse have played all of their matches through the season in Razgrad, because their stadium in Ruse is being prepared for the 2nd stage ot the league(next week), but the distance between them is not so long and they have a lot of supporters. Dunav have amazing season and a lot of people started to tell them "Bulgarian Leicester". I think they have really good chance to reach 3rd place in the final standings in the end of the season, which will give them a chance to play qualification play-off final with a team from the last 8 teams in the league and a win will mean participation in Europe league(qualification stages), so to win the match against Slavia is very important to be only 6 points behind CSKA-Sofia. In the 2nd stage the top 6 teams play each other home and away match(overall 10 matches) and there will be a lot of exciting games. In the relegation zone will be the other 8 teams, where are the visitors Slavia Sofia. They have play-offs too in two groups with four teams in each of them. The first two will play play-off quarterfnal, winners semifinal and the finalist will play the team, which finish in 3rd position.
Hosts will be more motivated and they won the first match between them in Sofia(0:2). Dunav Ruse played amazing last match against the champion Ludogorets and they finished 2:2 in Razgrad. They don't have important missing players, except their first choice goalkeeper Martin Lukov, but they played some matches without him and they still look good in defence. Dunav is not the best "home" team 5-4-3(18-15 g.d.), but the last matches were encouraging. Slavia are one of the worst travellers in the league(1-3-8). I hate to bet against them, because they are very unpredictable and can cause a lot of problems if they want to play their best. Bulgarians know them as a team, which sometimes sell their matches(we heard a lot of rumours about that through the years), that's why there was a period, when bookmakers annul some of their matches. They have a lot of young players in the team, some of them talanted, but don't have a chance to grow in this club with no ambitions for first places.
I hardly believe that Dunav will win their last match in Razgrad and will reach 5th place, six points behind the 3rd position. If they play as the last match against Ludogorets, there is no doubt about their win. Dunav is the only team, who played as equal as the champions in both matches, which is really hard, strange for newbies in the league and amazing. They have a lot of control over the ball and really good atack, so home win!
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