LEVSKI SOFIA V SLAVIA SOFIA
Lokomotiv Sofia enter this fixture following a 2-2 First League drawn match vs Botev Vratsa.
In that match, Lokomotiv Sofia managed 53% possession and 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Lokomotiv Sofia, the goals were scored by Iliya Dimitrov (21') and Aleksandar Aleksandrov (29'). Botev Vratsa got 6 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Dorian Babunski (8') and Antonio Georgiev (12') scored for Botev Vratsa.
It has been seldom in recent games that Lokomotiv Sofia haven’t conceded. The facts show that Lokomotiv Sofia have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals along the way.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Ludogorets Razgrad in First League competition, Levski Sofia and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Levski Sofia had 48% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Levski Sofia was Borislav Tsonev (26', 81'). On the other side, Ludogorets Razgrad had 11 shots at goal with 7 on target. Dominic Yankov (29'), Pieros Sotiriou (47'), Elvis Manu (85') and Bernard Tekpetey (89') scored for Ludogorets Razgrad.
Proving their involvement in high-scoring encounters, goals have been scored 20 times in the prior six games in which Levski Sofia have played, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals for each clash. Opposing teams have managed 12 of this grand total. Such a pattern might not be continued into this next game, of course.
Coming into this meeting, Levski Sofia have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
RAPID VIENNA II V WACKER
Rapid Vienna II will be looking for another win after the 2-5 2. Liga victory against Vorwärts Steyr.
In that match, Rapid Vienna II managed 48% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Rapid Vienna II, the goals were scored by Nicolas Binder (18'), Tobias Hedl (43'), Adrian Hajdari (58'), Martin Moormann (63') and Marvin Zwickl (86'). Vorwärts Steyr had 12 shots at goal with 11 on target. Alem Pasić (14', 57') was the scorer for Vorwärts Steyr.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Rapid Vienna II have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Rapid Vienna II have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 12 goals along the way. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, however.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Blau-Weiss Linz in 2. Liga action, Wacker Innsbruck and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, FC Wacker Innsbruck managed 42% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. FC Blau-Weiss Linz got 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Aleksandar Kostić (89') was the scorer for FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
Looking at their form, and Wacker Innsbruck have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals overall. At the back, FC Wacker Innsbruck have some weaknesses to address.
Prediction: Both team to score
RIJEKA V DINAMO ZAGREB
Rijeka will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 3-6 Prva Liga success over Istra 1961.
In that match, Rijeka had 47% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Rijeka, the goalscorers were Anton Krešić (24'), Domagoj Pavičić (32'), Haris Vučkić (37', 41'), Prince Ampem (52') and Denis Bušnja (85'). At the other end, Istra 1961 had 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. João Silva (18'), Abdallahi Mahmoud (59') and Mateo Lisica (78') scored for Istra 1961.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Rijeka have played. Their opponents scored 12 of them in these games whereas Rijeka amassed a tally of 16. That aside, we must now wait to see whether that pattern will be replicated in this upcoming game.
Dinamo Zagreb head into the game after a 8-0 Prva Liga win versus Hrvatski Dragovoljac in their most recent game.
In that game, Dinamo Zagreb had 76% possession and 19 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For Dinamo Zagreb, the goals were scored by Josip Mišić (22'), Luka Menalo (45', 65'), Luka Ivanušec (50'), Dario Špikić (60'), Komnen Andrić (69'), Marko Bulat (82') and Marko Tolić (93'). Hrvatski Dragovoljac got 6 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Dinamo Zagreb has become noticeable of late. Checking on their last six games shows that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 3 while Dinamo Zagreb have scored 19.
Going into this encounter, Dinamo Zagreb haven't been defeated by Rijeka when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Prediction: Both team to score
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