Bulgaria vs Paraguay
International – Friendlies
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Vasil Levski.
Bulgaria may have the home advantage this Thursday, but with their current form, and the comparatively vast experience Paraguay hold over them, a home win is likely ruled out. However, since this being friendly, and with either team eager to put an end to their dismal runs, goals are anticipated at both ends.
Bulgaria vs Paraguay Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two have locked horns just once in the last two decades. The 1998 fixture had ended with a 0-0 scoresheet.
Bulgaria vs Paraguay Prediction
Bulgaria was flabbergasted the last match-day in front of the home crowd. The 8th round of the Euro Qualification saw the team playing hosts to England, and the match was witness to many a scandal.
With the widespread accusation of chants of racism against some sections of the English players, the fixture has already attained notoriety. However, the guests responded in a fantastic manner, as they netted six goals in a row, without conceding a single one in return.
The match-up ended 0-6, in favor of the World Cup semifinalists, for Bulgaria to lose grip over their campaign.
Paraguay meanwhile responded well on the road, in their latest away tie. They were locking horns with Slovakia, and the first half had ended without much incident. However, into the latter half, the hosts found the back of the net and threatened to end the game as such.
With sheer determination, the guests held on and managed to equalize just five minutes before full time, to share the spoils.
This Thursday, there’s a considerable gap of difference in quality between the teams. The Latin American outfit is a somewhat major presence in the CONMEBOL region, whereas their opposite number has been struggling to make any kind of impact in the European zone.
Keep note that Paraguay had managed to get to the Quarter Final of the recently concluded Copa America, and had to bow out against eventual champion, Brazil, in the penalties. On the other hand, their counterparts are currently placed dead-last in their Euro Cup qualification campaign and had to take part in the third tier, which was League C, in the inaugural UEFA Nations League.
As such, expect Paraguay to emerge victorious this Thursday. Still, taking into account the struggles of the Latin Americans on the road, their overall inability in keeping clean sheets, and with Bulgaria’s home advantage, goals are expected at either end of the pitch.
Bulgaria vs Paraguay Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Paraguay.
Both Teams to Score.