FK Zorya Luhansk – CSKA Sofia Prediction & Picks (15.08.2019)


FK Zorya Luhansk – CSKA Sofia SOCCER PICKS

Zorya Luhansk and CSKA Sofia measured forces in Slavutych ‑ Arena, in a second leg of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the tie for (1‑1) in the first leg.

Zorya Luhansk:

The home team comes to this second leg in advantage, after the draw away by (1‑1) in the first leg, so a draw may be enough to get the qualification. In the last match he played for the Premier League, he won the Kolos Kovalivka out by (1‑3). In their last 10 home games Zorya Luhansk records 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency to have few goals, since 13 of the last 29 he played ended with less than 1.5 goals.

Zorya Luhansk comes to this match after a 1-3 win against Kolos in the Ukrainian championship. In their first encounter with CSKA Sofia, the Ukrainians drew 1-1: Vladlen Yurchenko scored the only goal. Without big surprises, coach Viktor Skripnik should benefit from the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Kocherhin is the great organizer of the offensive process. Hypothetically, we will see this team lined up in 4-3-3. Budkivskyi is the most advanced man in the team. All athletes will be available for this game.

CSKA Sofia :

The away team comes to this second leg at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg they suffered 1 goal at home. In the last match he played, for the A PFG, he tied with the Ludogorets out by (0-0). In its last 10 away games, CSKA Sofia records 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 14 of their last 30 games ended with Under 1,5 goals and 22 in 30 ended with Under 2,5 goals.

CSKA Sofia comes to this match after a goalless draw against Ludogorets, for the Bulgarian championship. In the first encounter with Zorya, the Bulgarians added a draw to a ball: Evandro scored the only goal of the team. Typically, coach Ljupko Petrovic plays 3-4-3, in which Evandro, Geferson and Sowe are the team’s most offensive references. It is important to highlight the quality of the number 20, Tiago Rodrigues: the midfielder has great competence in organizing the offensive process. For this game, the coach can count on all his players.

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