Two new matches end the 16th round in the First League At 15:00 on Tuesday, Black Sea hosts Arda, and from 17:30 is the CSKA 1948 – Levski derby, writes BGNES.
With just one win in their last five matches, the Blues are in a hole. The success was over Black Sea (1:0), but the match against CSKA 1948 is an away game in Bistrica, and everyone remembers how well the “reds” played in the first match between the two teams this season, which ended with a victory for Ivaylo Chochev and company.
Levski’s coach Nikolay Kostov will bet on Javad El Jemili among the starters. The Spaniard with Moroccan roots had an injury and did not play in the team’s last two matches – the 1:2 loss against Beroe in Stara Zagora and the goalless draw with Arda. However, the 21-year-old football player is already training at full speed with his teammates and the coach of the capital city will be able to count on him tomorrow.
“Levski plays pretty good football. They had ups and downs, in some matches they didn’t manage to win, but they are one of the teams that try to play good football. We have to show face to win. If you don’t show face and character in this match, you can’t win the match. In general, we do not care who Levski goes out with. We monitor all their matches,” commented the coach of the “Reds” Nikolay Panayotov.
The Arda team has not allowed any goals, nor has it scored in the last three rounds of the First League. The last time this happened was in the match for the Cup of Bulgaria, but it was in a match against the low-ranking team of Septemvri (Tervel).
With three consecutive draws against the top teams – CSKA, Ludogorets and Levski, the chances of the hosts and guests to take points from the Black Sea seem very good.
Both teams are performing at a high level this season.
The Mariners have not been particularly convincing of late, recording one win, two draws and one loss in their last four games.