Zorya vs CSKA-Sofia
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Slavutych-Arena (Zaporizhia).
The Bulgarians had drawn first blood in the previous leg but failed to hold on to their lead till the final whistle. After trailing for almost the entirety of the first half, the then visitors found the back of the net to equalize the scoreline.
At present, the home advantage for the second leg, and the away goal in the kitty tips the scales in the favor of the Ukranian squad. Moreover, their current form is far better than that of their counterparts too.
In addition, Sofia has shown some troubles while on the road recently, and that surely can come back to hurt them this Thursday, in this crucial fixture.
Zorya vs CSKA-Sofia Head-to-head (h2h)
The sole game between the teams has been the aforementioned first leg.
Zorya vs CSKA-Sofia Prediction
The team from Ukraine is unbeaten in their last eight overall matches and won five of their last seven. They had also scored three or more goals in three of their last seven games, and in their very last one. At home, they won four of their last six attempts and registered three or more goals in three of their last six.
In addition, the group also registered two or more goals in nine of their last fifteen appearances in front of the home crowd.
On the other hand, Sofia was winless in three of their last four match-ups, and in six of their last nine. Away from home, they went without a victory in five of their last seven opportunities and failed to score in four of these seven.
Moreover, CSKA is on the road this Thursday and has let in an away goal, which forces them to go out on attack-mode, which could amply be exploited by the hosts.
These observations clearly demonstrate why our top pick for the day is Zorya to register a win at home.
Zorya vs CSKA-Sofia Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Zorya @ 1.40 (2/5)
Zorya to Score the First Goal @ 1.75 (3/4).