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Bulgaria vs Switzerland: Prediction and Betting Tips

17:00, Mar 25 2021
Bulgaria vs Switzerland prediction for Thursday’s World Cup Qualifier clash at Nacionalen Stadion Vasil Levski in Sofia. World ranked 68 Bulgaria host ranked 16 Switzerland. Read on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Bulgaria to overcome their bad spell

Having lost five of their last seven matches, Bulgaria enter this match being in very bad form. They are considered the weakest team in their group that also consists of Italy, N.Ireland, and Lithuania. They hope to make a good start to their WCQ campaign against Switzerland.

Coach Yasen Petrov knows his team’s weaknesses very well as is seen in their recent results with the Bulgarians scoring just three goals in their last seven games. They played in League B in the Nations League but got relegated after finishing fourth in their group.

Bulgaria have appeared seven times in the Worl Cup finals. Their ambition is to qualify for the 2020 edition in Qatar for the first time since 1998. Coach Petrov has a lot of work to do to turn things around especially after a bad spell in the Nations League.

Switzerland looking for a fourth WC in a row

Like their opponents, Switzerland as well didn’t have a good Nations League campaign as they were in a very tough group with Spain Germany, and Ukraine. They had one win in their last match over Ukraine that kept them in League A.

Ranked number 16 in the FIFA world ranking, the Swiss side are one of the contenders to battle for at least a second-place and playoff berth from this group. Coach Vladimir Petkovic knows their task might be easier in this group than in the Nations League where they were up against Germany and Spain.

The Swiss have a very good record of 11 appearances in the World Cup finals, qualifying in the last three competitions. In their last 16 away matches in the WCQ, the Swiss lost just once and have won eight of their last ten matches in the qualifiers.

Key Stats

  • Bulgaria have lost their last three competitive home matches
  • Bulgaria have scored in three of their last five home matches
  • Switzerland have not won away from home in four matches
  • Switzerland have scored in four of their last five away matches

Bulgaria vs Switzerland Prediction

It hasn’t been a good spell for Bulgaria recently as we see from their stats. They only had a win in a friendly match against Gibraltar in eight matches. The Bulgarians suffered against teams like Ireland Finland and Wales who all are better ranked than Bulgaria.

Switzerland are a much better side than all those three and we don’t expect the home side has the capability to endanger the Swiss team. In football, anything is possible but judging by their latest form, we believe the Swiss team has a considerable edge over their opponents hence we predict an away win.

Bulgaria vs Switzerland Betting Tips

Away Win 1.50 or ½ at William Hill

Double Chance home Win or Draw 2.60 or 8/5 at William Hil

 

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