Botev Plovdiv vs CSKA Sofia by Stanioooo
This season started really good for the home team as they eliminated two opponents in EL and they have admissible result after 0:0 at home against Maritimo. In the league they started with 0:1 against Pirin, while in the next round they beat Slavia as visitors with 2:3. Now they will face a team with high ambitions in the league, but with not great results. Botev will miss one of their star players for this match-Todor Nedelev who has a slight injury and they don't want to risk him before the match in Portugal. Omar Kossoko is expected to play, but it's not sure if he will be in the starting line-up or on the bench. He will be sold in UAE in the next few days or weeks(it depends what the team will do against Maritimo-if Botev eliminate the Portuguese team maybe they will keep him for the last challenge before the groups of EL and then they will sell him).
CSKA-Sofia started the season awful with only 1 point from 2 matches-performance which doesn't correspond to their champions ambitions. Stamen Belchev's team played very good against Slavia Sofia in their first away match for the season, but they made a lot of misses and finally they got only a draw. In the second round they lost to Ludogorets at home 0:1 which was a little bit strange, cause the team from Razgrad was almost full of substitutes. One of their players Kevin Mercado is suspended for this match, cause he got a red card against Ludogorets.
If we see their previous meetings Botev haven't lost to CSKA-Sofia in Plovdiv since 2009. They always take point or points against CSKA-last season they made two goalless draws. Now the situation is a little bit different, cause Botev have european match next Thursday and maybe they will rest 1 or 2 players+Todor Nedelev, but that doesn't mean they will just give the 3 points to CSKA-Sofia. Botev's moment form is better than the opponent's form, but I'm not so sure they will be pretty motivated to go only for a victory here. Todor Nedelev said they will go for the three points here, but I still think the most expected outcome here is the draw.
There's no way to miss such an odds for Botev Plovdiv double chance- 2.25 in bet365.
|DC: 1X||Bet365||2.25||9||2-6 LOST (-9 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.