Botev Plovdiv vs CSKA Sofia by Stanioooo

Botev Plovdiv host CSKA-Sofia in the 3rd round of Bulgarian First Professional league. This match will be played in Plovdiv as you may know their matches in EL are held in Bourgas.


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.


Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
DC: 1X Bet365 2.25 9 2-6 LOST (-9 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
+9 -13
Comments (6)
Martin Kamenarski
CSKA wins
07/30/2017 - 14:30
We will see :)) I'm for the draw
07/30/2017 - 14:39

it's very good analysis but most likely wrong conclusion.
What do you think Botev would care about the game against CSKA before going on Thursday to island of Christian Ronaldo (madeira)??
I think it's greatest opportunity for CSKA to beat Botev??
Smart bookies give it to CSKA only 1,57 to win with stat recored like this??
01.10.16 APF Botev Plovdiv CSKA Sofia 0 : 0
16.05.15 APF Botev Plovdiv CSKA Sofia 3 : 2
15.03.15 APF Botev Plovdiv CSKA Sofia 2 : 0
11.05.14 APF Botev Plovdiv CSKA Sofia 0 : 0
05.12.13 APF Botev Plovdiv CSKA Sofia 2 : 1
27.10.12 APF Botev Plovdiv CSKA Sofia 1 : 1

07/30/2017 - 16:33
Botev were outsiders against Slavia last round,too before their first match against Maritimo, but they won 3:2 with really smart production on the pitch. Don't underestimate Botev, they are not a team which gift points especially to CSKA.
07/30/2017 - 18:29
ha lady
this match I will go for BTTS. maybe score 1-1
07/30/2017 - 18:57
CSKA were better, but why on earth you are so stupid to cofront the referee when you know you will receive a second yellow card in the start of the second half when the result is 1:2 and you have chances to take something from the match+ Kossoko started in the 2nd half as substitution. This red card decide the final outcome.. still GL to Botev in EL!
07/30/2017 - 20:39
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