CSKA Sofia v Etar Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2019-07-12

International Football Tips

Parva Liga
Friday 12th July 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Unibet
Odds: 1.66 (odds taken at 04:28 GMT, 12 July 2019)

1 X 2
1.29 5.35 9.60

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 12th, 2019 at 04:28 a.m.)

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The curtain raises on another Bulgarian Parva Liga season on Friday night and we turn our attentions to the clash between CSKA Sofia and Etar as the betting tips continue at the Stadion Bâlgarska Armija.

CSKA Sofia Prediction – Can CSKA Sofia go one step better?

Just 1 point separated 2nd placed CSKA Sofia and eventual Bulgarian champions, Ludogorets, at the end of last season’s Parva Liga.

At the end of the regular top flight season, the margin was 5 points but 6 wins from their 10 matches in the Championship Round closed the gap dramatically.

Indeed, CSKA Sofia almost pulled off what would have been a memorable title win, but Ludogorets just about held on.

Nevertheless, winning 4 of their last 5 matches in the run-in at the end of last season should give CSKA Sofia reason to be confident here.

The hosts are also unbeaten in their last 12 matches on home turf at their Stadion Bâlgarska Armija, winning 9 of these.

Within this impressive record, CSKA Sofia registered a convincing 3-0 win over Etar last time out at home in the league.

CSKA Sofia’s dominance over Etar has seen the hosts win 4 of the last 5 meetings between these two sides.


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Etar Prediction – Can Etar upset the odds here?

The Bulgarian top flight season and qualification for the Europa League can be an extremely circuitous route – as Etar proved last season.

Finishing mid-table in 7th place at the end of the regular Parva Liga season, Etar were dropped into Group A of the Relegation Round.

However, Etar finished top of Group A and therefore progressed to the Europa League play-offs 1st round where they met Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

A 3-0 win later, and Etar made it through to the 2nd round play-offs where they beat Slavia Sofia 2-1 over two legs to reach the final.

After all this, Etar fell at the final hurdle as they lost 1-0 to Levski Sofia in the Europa League play-off final, which denied them European football this season.

The visitors now turn their attentions back to the bread and butter of league football, and perhaps stage another challenge for European football this term.

As mentioned earlier though, their head-to-head record against Friday night’s opponents, CSKA Sofia, is not a positive one.


Key-Facts – CSKA Sofia v Etar

  • CSKA Sofia are unbeaten in their last 12 matches at home
  • Etar have lost their last 2 away matches on the trot in the Parva Liga
  • CSKA Sofia have won 4 of the last 5 meetings against Etar


Betting Tips Verdict

CSKA Sofia should win this one, but Etar are capable of springing a surprise so we should see a few goals in this one.

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