Levski Sofia vs CSKA Sofia prediction
Levski Sofia - CSKA Sofia, Bulgarian 'Parva Liga", ROUND 21
This is the biggest, oldest and most fierce rivalry in Bulgarian football. CSKA has 31 titles, while Levski - 26. In recent years both of the teams are in the shadow of Ludogorets, not being able to win a title, but still remaining the strongest challengers.
This is the first match after the long winter break, both teams are going though internal problems and this is a golden chance to turn the direction of their season.
CSKA Sofia is currently sitting at 4th place, with 39 points, 4 behind Levski at 2nd and 9 behind leaders Ludogorets. . CSKA was expected again to be the strongest challenger to Ludogorets, but a rough start ( 1 out of 6 possible points from first 2 games), combined with Europe league distraction left them to fight for Europe league places. The team went though series of coach changes and eventually managed to deliver more consitent results, mainly due to their strong defence, which conceded only 14 goals in 20 games, 5 of which game in the first 2 games. CSKA kept clean sheet in 11 of their last 13 matches. Their biggest issue is scoring goals and creativy in the final 3rd, but with new signing Beltrame( last owned by Juventus, Attacking middfielder), the return from injury of Enrique(Left wing) and Evandro(Striiker) they should be able to deliver more infront of the goal. The winter friendly games didnt go as planned, with CSKA scoring only twice in 5 games and condeding 3 losses, but most of the time the team was experimental and involved youth players.
Levski started the season strong, going out of EuropeLeague early but delivering consistent results. They have scored 37 and conceded 13 goals. Last month saw them being shaken by internal problems,. with their owner being accused of financial fraud and currently outside of the country, their future and professional license are uncertain. They have heavy financial problems and fans were needed to make donations to help the club. Levski are expected to have bigger support, with fans being eager and motivated to help their team get out of trouble with a derby win
Last H2H finished 2-2, with CSKA coming back from 0-2. LAst 6 derbies have ended with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses for CSKA. The fans arent happy witht he current state of the team, but there arent any management problems and the atmosphere is calm. Top strikers Ali Sowe(9goals) and Evandro(8 goals) will both start today, as well as all starting defenders. The team will rely on their defence strenght to stop Levski, who will try to use their motivation and support to gain an early lead. CSKA is dangerous on counter attack with their fast wingers and LB, and if they survive the first minutes they should be able to gain control of the match. CSKA are more stable recently with their defence and 11 clean sheets out of 13 and with all attacking players finally back they should reach a 1-0 or 2-0 win.
Levski Sofia vs CSKA Sofia betting tips
CSKA SOFIA to win (Stake: 10)Odds: 2.75 at Bet365
Result: 0-0 LOST (-10 units)
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