CSKA 1948 vs Steaua Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 26/07/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

The CSKA 1948 – Steaua duel is a Balkan derby in the UEFA Europa League that promises to bring fireworks to the grass. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match to help you pick your own CSKA 1948 vs Steaua prediction.

Free Betting Tips for CSKA 1948 vs Steaua

If you can’t seem to decide on a bet for CSKA 1948 vs Steaua, check our top betting predictions for this duel here:

CSKA 1948 to Win

Our first CSKA 1948 vs Steaua prediction backs the Bulgarians to beat the visiting from neighbouring Romania Steaua team. Steaua’s away record in Europe is nothing short of dismal in recent times. They have lost 4 of their last 6 away Europa League games and only managed draws in the other 2. Also, after heavy investment and 3 consecutive promotions CSKA 1948 start the new season full of hope and they already won their first 2 domestic matches this year.

Over 2.5 Goals

Our next free betting tip is that there will be at least 3 total goals scored in this match. This has been the case in 5 of CSKA’s last 7 home games in all competitions. Also, Buducnost saw 2 of their last 3 away games in Europe go over 2.5 goals.

Result After 30 Mins: Draw

Our final CSKA 1948 vs Steaua prediction is that after 30 minutes the teams will still be locked in a draw. This clash between teams from the capitals of these neighbouring countries is bound to be tense. CSKA are known for their cautious starts with only 32.4% of the goals they scored or conceded last season coming in the first half. Steaua are no strangers to slow starts too. They saw 5 of their last 7 games in Europe still locked in a draw after 30 minutes.

CSKA 1948 vs Steaua Lineups and Team News

CSKA 1948

CSKA 1948 have a complicated history and they are actually the split rebel team of the giants of Bulgarian football CSKA Sofia. Owned by the fans and some very influential rich businessmen CSKA 1948 rose 4 divisions in 4 years and last season qualified for their first-ever European game. Due to the financial backing, they are now considered one of the top 2 teams in Bulgaria.

CSKA will be missing some key players for this match though. The main right-back Jonathan, star playmaker Chochev and the useful backup striker Serdyuk are all out injured. There is plenty of quality players in the squad though. Rusev, Petrov and Naumov are the 3 main names and they will be leading by example.


Steaua have been struggling to do anything much away in Europe in recent years. They earned just 2 points from their last 6 away Europa League matches. The Romanians have defensive issues but they still started their new domestic season with back-to-back wins. Failed to keep clean sheets in both of those matches though.

Steaua travel for this game with problems in defence. The main goalie Vlad is touch-and-go due to a  shoulder injury. Also, the 2 main centre-backs Cretu and Pantiru nurse knee problems and are likely to miss.

Form Charts, H2H Stats and Odds for CSKA 1948 vs Steaua

Check below for more useful information about the match:

H2H: The sides have never met before.

CSKA’s last 5 matches: W3 D0 L2

Steaua’s last 5 matches: W2 D1 L2

CSKA 1948 vs Steaua – Frequently asked questions


  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Stadion Vasil Levski in Sofia.
  • When is the match starting? The match is starting at 5:30 pm GMT on Wednesday, July 26th.
  • Which bookmaker do you recommend? That will be Ladbrokes.

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