Belarus vs Bulgaria
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group A)
Date: Friday, 9th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Borisov Arena, Belarus.
Belarus and Bulgaria will come together for this Group A match in qualification for next year’s World Cup. Belarus will not be going to Russia 2018 which they will feel is a missed opportunity given how close they are to Russia. But the truth is that they always lacked the quality to be able to advance. They are in 5th place and have earned just 2 points.
Belarus have no wins although they are unbeaten at home with two draws which came against France which was a superb result and then a terrible result over Luxembourg.
Bulgaria have a great chance to qualify for the World Cup and are in 3rd place but just one point behind Sweden. From their 5 games they have won 3 and lost 2. Those losses came heavily against the top two teams in the group France and Sweden where between them they conceded 7 goals, and so Bulgaria will be looking for their first away win here.
Belarus vs Bulgaria: Head to Head Stats
In the reverse fixture Bulgaria won 1-0. The last time the nations played in Belarus, Belarus won 1-0 this was in 2011. A one goal margin has been good enough on 4 of the last occasions to settle these matches. If a pattern follows this game would end 2-1 to the winner.
Belarus vs Bulgaria: Prediction
Belarus have proven to be a hard team to defeat for Bulgaria. The away side will need to take chances early on as they need the win. For Belarus they will only play for pride. We expect this match to be a close encounter at least for the first half.