Levski welcomes Botev Plovdiv to the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium in the most intriguing match of the 17th round of the efbet League. The people of Sofia enter the meeting from the sixth position in the temporary ranking with 27 points, while the people of Plovdiv are tenth with 19.
Nikolay Kostov opted for a line-up without a typical centre-forward, leaving Ricardinho on the bench, and the attack is led by Ronaldo and Marin Petkov, while captain Andrian Kraev returns to the starting line-up. On the other side, Ivelin Popov returns to “Gerena” and leads the guests with the captain’s armband.
The Blues are in a mini-crisis, having failed to win any of their last three matches and have just one success in their last six. The Canaries are getting into a rhythm under Dusan Kerkez and have three wins, a draw and a loss from their last five league matches.
Historically, Levski plays strongly against Botev in Sofia. Stolichani are in a series of five consecutive victories against the “yellow and black”. The first meeting between the two teams in the season ended with a 3:1 victory for Levski in Plovdiv.
The match starts at 15:30. and you can follow it live at dsportas well as on the air of Darik Radio.
LEVSKI – BOTEV PLOVDIV
Levski (4-4-2): 1. Plamen Andreev – 2. Jeremy Petris, 5. Kelian van der Kaap, 33. Jose Cordoba, 6. Tsunami – 97. Asimi Fadiga, 8. Andrian Kraev (K), 10. Asen Mitkov, 37. Darlan, 10. Asen Mitkov – 7. Ronaldo, 88. Marin Petkov
Reservations: 13. Nikolay Mihailov – 9. Ricardinho, 14. Iliyan Stefanov, 16. Preslav Bachev, 20. Asen Chanderov, 22. Patrick-Gabriel Galchev, 50. Christian Dimitrov
Coach: Nikolay Kostov
Botev Plovdiv (4-2-3-1): 1. Hidayet Hankic – 15. James Eto’o, 79. Atanas Chernev, 19. Antoine Conte, 38. Konstantinos Baloyaniv – 20. Antonio Perera, 28. Yannis Karabelov – 16. Samuel Akere, 10. Ivelin Popov (K), 31. Ume Emmanuel – 11. Antoine Baroin
Reservations: 92. Daniel Kaiser – 5. Jonas Tamm, 6. Dylan Mertens, 9. Martin Sekulic, 14. Faustas Steponavichus, 17. Nikolay Minkov, 24. Jasper van Hertum, 30. Lachezar Baltanov, 88. Krasian Kolev
Coach: Dusan Kerkez
Judge: Nikola Popov
LIME: Dragomir Draganov
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