CSKA Sofia vs Cherno More
2nd placed CSKA Sofia host 8th placed team of Cherno More Varna.
This is the 2nd round after the winter break in Bulgarian A Proffesional Group and Cherno More have the bad luck to visit CSKA when the two teams are in totally opposite form.
CSKA are maybe the team in best form amongst the others in Bulgarian football right now and they showed that in their first official match for 2018, when they beat Vereya Stara Zagora as visitors with 5:0. Their forward and main star of our league Fernando Karanga scored two goals, while two of the new signings for CSKA also scored their debut goals. Cherno More look like to be their next victim. They saved the main players in the team during the winter break and added some new signings like Edwin Jesse(FW), Roland Alberg(MF), Jean Blanco(FW) and Ewdin Gyasi(MF). For this match Ruben Pinto(MF) and Ukra(MF) will be out of the group, because they are still not ready to play, while Kristian Malinov(MF) is suspended.
The situation in Cherno More is going from bad to worse. They started the season impressive being in the top spots and now they are in the 2nd part of the table at 8th position. I'm a supporter of this club and this is maybe the worst time to visit CSKA Sofia. The club has a new manager-Ilian Iliev after he replaced Emanuel Lukanov. A few players left the club during the break like Ondrey Sukup(DF) and Orlin Starokin(MF), while there were a lot of new signings, which is not the best option to change most of the team in the midseason. Blagoy Makendzhiev(GK), Miroslav Enchev(DF), Hugo Conongo(DF), Daniel Dimov(DF), Mehdi Fennouche(MF), Aristot N'Dongala(MF), Dani Kiki(MF), Petar Vitanov(MF) and Radoslav Vasilev(FW) are the new players in the team and maybe half of them are now part of the starting 11. Out of the group for the visit in Sofia are 5 of the main players- Miroslav Enchev(central defender), Dani Kiki(midfielder), Mehdi Fennouche(midfielder), Ilias Hassani(defender-suspended) and Georgi Bozhilov(forward). The new manager will need time to make Cherno More's players perform on the pitch like a team, because during the first match for the 2nd part of the season after the break they lost to Beroe Stara Zagora 1:4 at home. The hosts made so many defensive blunders and they were punished for that. Pedro Eugenio scored a hattrick for the visitors and there was one more goal for the guests by their main star Martin Kamburov, while Cherno More opened the scoreline with a goal in the first minutes by the new signing Radoslav Vasilev.
CSKA look almost unstoppable now and they proved that not only last week but also against the champions of Ludogorets before the season break when they beat them twice in the league and in the cup after extra time. Stamen Belchev's team is flying high and with Fernando Karanga as forward who is simply unstoppable and after winning the last 5 matches against Cherno More during the last 2 seasons I can't see any other final outcome than a trashing home win. There are different options like more than 2 goals scored by CSKA, Karanga to score 2 or more goals, but I will choose something which looks like the best for me- CSKA(-1.5AH). I believe it will land without a lot of problems and the odds are really tempting. That's just the worst moment for Cherno More to visit CSKA and I'm scared of total destruction here with even more than 3 goals difference.
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CSKA Sofia vs Cherno More prediction
|CSKA Sofia -1.5 AH||Bet365||1.70||10||0-0 LOST (-10 units)|