Bulgaria will host group leaders Sweden on the 2018 World Cup Qualification stage.
The match will be played at the Vasil Levski National stadium. Those who believe France would dominate the group without any problem was a bit mistaken.
The current group leader is Sweden, who has 13 points so far, the same amount as France, but they are ahead on the tiebreak criteria.
The team has 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss so far, and they have a record of 12 goals scored and only 4 goals conceded. On the last match, the team has beaten France at home, which gave them the lead in this group.
There were a lot of doubters regarding this Swedish national team, especially after Ibrahimovic’s retirement from National football. But Berg and Toivonen have been able to compensate for Ibra’s absence.
Latest results – Bulgaria:
09.06.2017 WCQL Belarus 2-1 Bulgaria
25.03.2017 WCQL Bulgaria 2-0 Holland
13.11.2016 WCQL Bulgaria 1-0 Belarus
10.10.2016 WCQL Sweden 3-0 Bulgaria
07.10.2016 WCQL France 4-1 Bulgaria
06.09.2016 WCQL Bulgaria 4-3 Luxembourg
Latest results – Sweden:
13.06.2017 FRL Norway 1-1 Sweden
09.06.2017 WCQL Sweden 2-1 France
28.03.2017 FRL Portugal 2-3 Sweden
25.03.2017 WCQL Sweden 4-0 Belarus
12.01.2017 FRL Sweden 6-0 Slovakia
08.01.2017 FRL Sweden 1-2 Ivory Coast
Bulgaria’s dream of playing on the World Cup again isn’t that distant.
And the only thing separating them from getting close to the leaders and aiming at one of the qualifying spots or at least a play-off spot is a victory against Sweden.
The team has 9 points gained so far, and they currently sit in 4th of this group. The team has been very hit or miss lately.
They’ve won all their matches at home, but they have also lost all their matches played away.
Bulgaria vs Sweden – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I can’t deny Sweden’s favourable momentum here. The team is on a great streak and has been playing great matches.
However, their problem is they are too much of a favourite here.
Bulgaria has also played a decent qualification stage so far, and the Bulgarians have won every match they played at home, against the Netherlands included.
Therefore, I believe that the value is on exploring this underdog condition of the hosts here.
I believe that even if they do lose, they won’t lose by much, so that makes this Handicap a safe selection.
|Bulgaria AH +1||