Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Prediction: Italy vs Bulgaria

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, World Cup 2 Sep 2021

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Prediction: Italy to win 3-0

Best Odds: 9/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Italy and Bulgaria will face each other in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C this week. The match will be held at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence and is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time on Saturday.

Italy

Italy have made a superb start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Roberto Mancini’s side have picked up nine points from a possible nine.

The Euro 2020 winners beat Northern Ireland in their opening game and then got the better of Bulgaria 2-0 away from home. Italy won 2-0 against Lithuania in their last qualifier in March.

Team News:

Leonardo Spinazzola is a long-term injury concern. Nicolo Zaniolo is back in the fold.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria have made a disappointing start to their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C campaign. They have picked up just one point from three games so far.

Yasen Petrov’s side went down 3-1 to Switzerland at home in their opening qualifier and then lost 2-0 to Italy. Bulgaria played out a goalless draw with Northern Ireland in Belfast in March.

Team News:

Andrea Hristov, Dimitar Iliev and Nikolay Mihaylov all are likely to start.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Italy have scored six goals in three World Cup qualifiers.
  • Italy have yet to concede in the World Cup qualifiers.
  • Bulgaria have scored one goal in three World Cup qualifiers.
  • Bulgaria have conceded five goals in the World Cup qualifiers.
  • Italy have never lost against Bulgaria.

Conclusion

It is very likely that Italy will win by a big margin against Bulgaria. The Italians won the Euro 2020 finals this summer and have one of the best and strongest squads in the world.

Prediction: Italy to win 3-0

Best Odds: 9/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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