Kosovo vs Bulgaria
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Monday, 25 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadiumi Fadil Vokkri (Prishtina).
Kosovo begin their qualifying campaign on Monday evening with the home clash against Bulgaria at Stadiumi Fadil Vokkri. They will head into the match high on confidence after a stellar display in a 2-2 draw against World Cup participants Denmark in a friendly on Thursday evening. Kosovars were just minutes away from snatching a win in the match, but conceded a 91st-minute equalizer by Pierre-Emil Hojbjerg on the occasion.
Bernard Challandes’ men enjoyed a strong UEFA Nations League campaign winning their League D group in some style with four wins and two draws in six games against Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands and Malta. They shipped just two goals and scored as many as fifteen along the way. Werder Bremen’s midfielder Milot Rashica is team’s main star, while Challandes also has a Manchester City goalkeeper Arijanet Muric in his ranks. Can the hosts build on recent successes and get off to a winning start here against Bulgaria?
Kosovo vs Bulgaria: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to take on each other in the past.
Kosovo vs Bulgaria: Prediction
Bulgaria also enjoyed a fine run in their respective Nations League campaign, but they ended up two points shy of group winners Norway. The head coach Petar Hubchev does not have a real star in his squad and he tends to shift formation quite frequently.
Overall, the Lions were struggling to pick up results on travels lately. They took just one point in five away outings in the WC Qualifications failing to keep a clean sheet in the process. They conceded goals against the likes of Belarus (a 2-1 loss) and Luxembourg (a 1-1 draw) as well which is why we would not be surprised to see Kosovars on the scoreline here.
The value is definitely with the hosts who are 1.70 to avoid a defeat at the start of the qualifying campaign. Braver tipsters can even try with the home win at the sky-high 3.30 odds.
Kosovo vs Bulgaria: Bet Tips
Kosovo or Draw @ 1.70 (7/10)
Kosovo to win @ 3.30 (13/10).