Bulgaria vs Belarus
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Europe, Group A.
Date: Sunday, 13th November 2016.
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia.
Bulgaria will welcome Belarus in game-week 4 of the group A 2018 World Cup qualifying games. The two teams alongside Luxembourg are considered as the minnows of group A, their chances of qualifications as very slim.
Bulgaria started the campaign on a good note with a win over Luxembourg, but the departure of their coach dealt them a blow. They were hugely beaten by France and Sweden after the departure of Ivalyo Petev 4-1 and 3-0 respectively. With new coach in place, Bulgaria should be in full confidence with hopes of getting a win in the game.
Belarus are 5th in the table with 2 points, they are behind their host who are 4th in the table with 3 points. They have lost a game and drawn 2 which includes the goalless draw against France. A win in this game will put them above their host in the group table.
Bulgaria vs Belarus: Head to Head statistics
Bulgaria have dominated their previous meetings against Belarus. They have won 4 of their 5 games against Belarus and lost just once to Belarus. Furthermore, Bulgaria have not lost a game at home against Belarus, they have won all their 3 games. The two teams last played against each other in 2014, in an International Friendly game.
Bulgaria vs Belarus: Prediction
The defeat to France and Sweden could be blamed on the departure of the former coach. This time, Bulgarian new coach have no excuse if he loses this one just like the last 2. He had the luxury of selecting his own team and the fans will want to see a difference. Bulgaria has all it takes to torment Belarus’ goal post, but they have to address their defense line. If they can try not to concede in this game, they will surely take all 3 points.
Bulgaria vs Belarus: Betting Tips
Bulgaria to win at 2.10.
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