Lithuania added to Bulgaria's woes, defeating the 3-1 to register their first win of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. The seething Lions will want to avenge their defeat and get back to winning ways against Northern Ireland, which themselves lost to Switzerland on the road.
Bulgaria vs Northern Ireland free betting tips and odds
Here are our predictions for Bulgaria vs Northern Ireland.
• Football Whispers Prediction one: Match Result – Bulgaria to Win @ 7/4
• Football Whispers Prediction two: Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 3/5
• Football Whispers Prediction three: Both teams to Score – No @ 57/100
*Odds from Ladbrokes are subject to change
Bulgaria to Win
Although on the road, the defeat to Lithuania, would have run sirens across Bulgaria. The Lions should have made little work of the European minnows and their loss puts them in serious jeopardy. Yasen Petrov needs his charges to deliver a strong reply and could not have wished for a better ploy than Northern Ireland. The visitors have lost three of their last four meetings with the Lions and should expect a similar result on their latest trip to the Nacionalen Stadion Vasil Levski.
Total Goals – Under 2.5
Barring their win over Georgia, Bulgaria has not crossed the two-goal threshold in twelve matches. The Green and White Army is going through a similar slump and have only scored five goals in their last five appearances. With both sides having difficulties in scoring regularly, we are predicting an underwhelming Under 2.5 total goals total for this fixture.
Both Teams to Score – No
This is the ninth meeting between Bulgaria and Northern Ireland and only on one occasion has both sides been represented on the scoreboard at the same time. Given their respective hardships in front of the goal, we have little hope that they will buckle the trend in this meeting. Either Bulgaria or Northern Ireland will fail to score and our money is on the visitors.
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Match Preview of Bulgaria vs Northern Ireland: the wait continues in Group C
Bulgaria's defeat to Lithuania cast gloom on their 2022 FIFA World Cup aspirations. They will have to wait for another campaign to book their place as Italy and Switzerland fight it amongst themselves for pole position. The Lions losing record has not helped their cause, which has stemmed from their inability to score.
Northern Ireland are going through a similar phase with an equally abysmal four goals scored in their five qualifying fixtures. To their credit, their five goals conceded are four less than the Bulgarians. Interestingly, all of their goals scored and the goals conceded have taken place in away fixtures, giving Bulgaria a cause for concern ahead of their meeting at the Nacionalen Stadion Vasil Levski.
Questions About Bulgaria vs Northern Ireland
Where is the game being televised? DAZN Deutsch and Sky Sports Football.
Where is the game being played? Nacionalen Stadion Vasil Levski .
What’s the kick-off time? The game will start at 20:45, on 12/10/2021.