Loko Sofia – Loko Plovdiv
Injury: Marcho Dafchev, Andrey Atanasov,
Doubtful: Ivo Ivanov, Stoycho Mladenov
Both sides finished the first half of the season with opposite performing. On Monday the fans of Loko Sofia will have the privilege to watch their team at the stadium “Lokomotiv” in Sofia after two years. The squad is completely different- ten men left the club and there are 18 new players. The most valuable among the newcomers are Daniel Peev (from Slavia), Vladimir Manchev (former CSKA striker) and the goalscorer of the East “B” Grupa Andrey Atanasov (but he will miss that game).
The manager of the guests Emil Veleve will have Carvalho and Zlatinski available and will try to amend their bad away play in thus far in the season. We saw signs for that in the friendlies, where the team from Plovdiv was very offensive and efficient. They play better football and have Euro ambitions, so we’ll support them in the visit.
Odense – Silkeborg
injured: Danny Hoegh, Christiansen and Traoré
suspended: Jesper Mikkelsen
Injured: Thorbjørn Holst and Christian Holst
Preview: OB is another team that trimmed the squad during the winter. But it remains with at least one player of quality in each line, despite the sale of Utaka. Wessels is a good GK, and while the defense could create some headaches to OB fans, the midfield and attack is really full of firepower with the likes of Kadrii, HH Andreasen and Skoubo.
Silkeborg has added two interesting names in the squad. SIF is solid and rarely concedes lots of goals. It relies heavily on the defense, as goals especially away from home is diffuclt to be obtained. Bech and Saag will be the dangermen and against the shaky OB defense they will be given chances.