Who Will Win the Bulgarian First League 2022/2023: Preview

Less than a quarter of the matches are left before the end of the regular championship of the elite football championship in Bulgaria. The final 30th round will take place in early May 2023. After that, the teams that will take the first six places in the standings will form the champion group. It is this six that will compete for gold medals. The title will go to the team with the most points.
According to representatives of bookmakers, the top three contenders for the gold medals of the Bulgarian First League include three teams: CSKA Sofia, Ludogorets and CSKA 1948. Having carefully studied each of these teams, you can understand which of them has the best chances for the champion title.

Bulgarian First League

CSKA Sofia

Wards of Sasha Ilich performed excellently in the regular championship and after 24 games played, they led the standings. The gap between CSKA Sofia and the second Ludogorets consisted of four points. Having won in 19 matches and drawn three times, the “soldiers” were defeated twice. The Reds lost back in the fall of 2022 to Levski and Ludogorets. In this case, both defeats were away. It should also be added that the brainchild of Grisha Ganchev has the strongest attack in the league. On average, a team from Sofia concedes two goals per 180 minutes of playing time.
After a winter break, the Bulgarian championship resumed in February 2023. By mid-March, the “soldiers” managed to play six matches and scored 16 points out of 18 possible. Having beaten Beroe, Botev Plovdiv, Septemvri, CSKA 1948 and Spartak, the “Reds” painted the world with Lokomotiv from Plovdiv. If Jurgen Mattei and partners continue to act in the same spirit, then the question of the championship can be removed in advance. If you want to place bets on the First League of Bulgaria and earn money on it, then we recommend that you log in to Parimatch login.


Ivaylo Petev’s team is having a good season. However, due to the fact that Ludogorets played two more draws than CSKA Sofia, after 24 rounds he was four points behind the first place. Having won 17 victories, in 5 cases the club from Razgrad painted the world and lost twice more. The brainchild of Kirill Domuschiev was defeated by the Sofia Lokomotiv and Pirin from Blagoevgrad. In both cases, the Eagles lost with the same score 0:1. At the same time, Kiril Despodov and company had the strongest attack in the league, which on average scored more than two goals per match.
At the end of February, Ludogorets was knocked out of the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Conference League by Anderlecht. So now the team can focus on the First League. The composition of the Eagles is quite strong and, with the right attitude, Kiril Despodov and partners can get ahead of the Army Men from Sofia. Although it won’t be easy to do so. Nevertheless, it is too early to write off the reigning champion of Bulgaria.

CSKA 1948

The guys of Todor Yanchev finished eighth in the championship last season, and this year they can aim for medals. At the same time, it will be quite difficult for the team to get gold. After 24 rounds, CSKA 1948 was eight points behind the second Ludogorets. The breakaway from the closest pursuers among the “army men” was also solid. With 14 victories, the Reds have drawn 6 times and lost four times. The brainchild of Dobrin Gyonov lost to Botev Plovdiv, Botev Vratsa and twice CSKA Sofia. Despite a series of setbacks, Daniel Naumov and company had the second strongest defense in the league.
With a high probability, the Reds will make their way to the champion group. At the same time, the team will be able to swipe at the gold medals with a high probability. Although, even if the brainchild of Dobrin Gyonov wins bronze medals, this can already be considered a success.

Our forecast

CSKA 1948 is impressively behind the championship leader and it will be extremely difficult for the team to get ahead of the opponent. The main contenders for the gold medals will most likely be CSKA Sofia and Ludogorets. Much will be decided in face-to-face meetings between these teams. The “soldiers” have 31 league titles, but the last victory in the championship dates back to 2008. The Eagles have won the domestic championship 11 times in a row since the 2011/2012 season. The struggle is expected to be tough, but given that the opponents still have a lot of matches ahead, preference should be given to the club from Razgrad.

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