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It was only on March 5, 2020 that Levski Sofia and Ludogorez Rasgrad faced each other in the Bulgarian Cup. After it was still 0-0 after 120 minutes, the decision had to be made from the point. Eleven penalties in series were successfully converted before Mavis Tchibota started and shot as the twelfth shooter. For the first time after twelve competitive games without a win, the blue team won a match against Razgrad and entered the semi-finals.
Strictly speaking, the decision is taken as a draw in the history books by penalty shootout, so the last real victory of the blue avalanche must be dated back to August 13, 2016. Which bookmaker at Levski Sofia against Ludogorez Rasgrad offers the best odds that it is time again today, is revealed by the betting comparison.
No wonder, because with Levski Sofia against Ludogorez Rasgrad the forecast must take into account that the kickers from the northeast of the country became the measure of all things in Bulgaria in the decade. Eight championships in a row currently stand for the Adler, who again lead the table with a nine-point lead over their pursuer Levski Sofia.
It is all the more important that the blue avalanche throws everything back into this match in order to shorten the gap in view of the upcoming championship round and to make it exciting again. In a duel, which, however, was clearly in the hands of the Adler recently, we still see the visiting team ahead.
After all, there were rarely scoring goals between the two top teams. Further betting recommendations for the international games of the upcoming weekend are available in the section Betting Tips Football International.
With 26 national championships, Levski Sofia is certainly one of the figureheads of Bulgarian football. The record-breaking champion is the hated city rival CSKA Sofia with a total of 31 championships, but the blue lead the perpetual table of the Parva Liga and, unlike the city rivals, have never relegated.
Nevertheless, the last successes are quite a while ago. The self-proclaimed club of the people celebrated the last national championship in 2009. The last cup victory was two years earlier in the 2006/07 season. Since then, the team, which has reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League five times, has had nothing to gain at the national level.
At least until the current season, in which the blue avalanche can dream for the first time of further trophies for the showcases of the clubhouse. The reason for this is the former Bulgarian national coach and former HSV and Eintracht Frankfurt player Petar Hubchev, who also celebrated two championships and cup wins with Levski Sofia in the 1990s.
The now 54-year-old hired as a coach with the Blues last summer and promptly led the team back into the winning lane. After 24 out of 26 league games completed, it is clear early on that Levski can take part in the championship round with a solid starting position. After top favorite Rasgrad was knocked out of the cup and the ticket for the semi-finals solved, there could definitely be something to be won here.
However, it is still just as possible that the capitals gamble away everything on the home stretch, which is why it is important that the blue ones report back as strongly as possible from the Corona break. Should tip 2 go up at Levski Sofia against Ludogorez Rasgrad and ultimately win the eagles once more, the capitals could eventually crash to fourth place.
The starting point for the championship round would certainly be a completely different one. A classic six-point game takes place in the Vivacom Arena (or ImGeorgi-Asparuchow-Stadion), in which the home balance speaks for the blue avalanche. The Hubchev team scored 28 of 36 possible points at home and had to concede only eight goals in twelve games.
When the PFK Ludogorez Rasgrad was founded in 2001, Levski Sofia already celebrated its 22nd national championship. In the meantime, however, the Greens became increasingly the measure of things in Bulgaria, which is also due to the immense rifle aid that was granted to the club.
The Bulgarian pharmaceutical entrepreneur Kiril Domuschiev bought the club from the north-east of the country in the 2010/11 season and pumped so much money into the club that failure was removed from the Rasgrad vocabulary from then on.
For the winter break of the 2010/11 season – at that time Ludogorez was still playing in the second-highest division in the country – Domuschiev donated a completely new squad that swept through the games like a hurricane in the second half of the season and ended up as second division champion.
As if that wasn’t enough, Domuschiev opened the bags even further, so that Rasgrad promptly won the national championship. The Eagles have never played a season in the Parva Liga in their short history without ultimately becoming champions. From 2012 to 2019, the first eight titles were won. Now everything speaks for title number nine.
However, a defeat by Levski Sofia, who is currently the toughest pursuer, could shuffle the cards again, which is why this trip away to the capital is definitely a critical moment for Pavel Vrba’s star ensemble, who took over the coaching position in Razgrad on January 1, 2020.
At Levski Sofia against Ludogorez Rasgrad, the odds of the bookmakers clearly beat towards the Greens, but the defending champion did not get past the goalless draw in Sofia in the cup.
But what ultimately speaks for the next small milestone towards the ninth championship in series is the fact that the eagle draw would be completely enough for the blues. Not only would the gap of nine points remain, but the Greens would even have the opportunity in a pending catch-up game to hurry up to twelve points even in the draw in the capital.
Levski Sofia vs Ludogorets head to head matches
05.03.20 CUP Levski Sofia Ludogorets 1 : 0 (0 : 0)
06.10.19 1L Ludogorets Levski Sofia 2 : 0
18.05.19 1L Ludogorets Levski Sofia 1 : 1
14.04.19 1L Levski Sofia Ludogorets 0 : 2
10.03.19 1L Levski Sofia Ludogorets 0 : 2