Bulgaria vs Cyprus
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia.
The home team is on top of the table after winning both their UNL games. Coach Petar Hubchev will be content with his team’s performance against the top guns in the group like Slovenia and Norway.
Last home fixture saw a 1-0 win against Norway and a 2-1 victory over Slovenia in their group opener. The 27 year old midfielder, Radoslav Vasilev scored the winner against Norway.
Although they won, poor possession and giving away too many corners will prove disastrous against stronger opponents.
Cyprus had a lucky win against Slovenia in their second round battle in the league. An own goal from the Slovenian Stojanovic, late in the second half gave the home side valuable 3 points. The match ended 2-1.
The team coached by Ran Ben Shimon, has problems in holding the ball and didn’t have a clean sheet in both their group games.
The two teams had an unfortunate end to their World Cup qualifiers. The Lions were in a tough group with France and Sweden and couldn’t progress to the second round.
Shimon who led his side to the qualifiers had to face teams of the likes of Belgium and Greece, was stopped in the first round itself.
Bulgaria vs Cyprus Head to head
- Bulgaria won the last two head-to-head matches against Cyprus by the exact same 1-0 margin.
- In their last 5 clashes, Bulgaria won 4 times against 1 win by Cyprus.
Bulgaria vs Cyprus Prediction
The Lions will have majority possession and won’t allow Cyprus to get into the game. Both their UNL games saw a draw in first half and then they went on to win in the second.
Shimon’s side has conceded in both their previous matches and is most likely to repeat in Saturday’s game also. His players are good in the air and taking into account the fact that Bulgaria has conceded corners easily, they can create problems in the box.
Bulgaria vs Cyprus Betting Tips
HT/FT – Draw/Bulgaria @ 3.75 (11/4).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).