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Bulgaria vs Switzerland Predictions & Tips - Swiss Selected in Sofia

  • Bulgaria vs Switzerland predictions for Thursday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • The Group C clash is being played at 5pm GMT at Vasil Levski National Stadium
  • Bulgaria failed to score in 4 of their last 5 UEFA Nations League matches
  • I am backing Switzerland to win to nil in Sofia
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Mat Marshall 23 Mar 2021
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Bulgaria vs Switzerland Predictions


Bulgaria have problems scoring goals with Switzerland backed to win to nil in Sofia.

  • Bulgaria have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Bulgaria have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Bulgaria have lost 2 of their last 3 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Bulgaria have lost 12 of their last 17 matches including friendlies.
  • Switzerland have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Bulgaria (UEFA European Championship).
  • Switzerland have won 13 of their last 15 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Switzerland have won to nil in 3 of their last 4 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Switzerland have a 3-0 advantage against Bulgaria with one draw in four competitive matches.

They last met in the 2012 European Championship qualifiers. The match in Bulgaria ended in a 0-0 draw with Switzerland winning 3-1 at home.

Bulgaria Form


Bulgaria finished bottom of Group 4, League B in the UEFA Nations League. They failed to win in six matches, scoring just two goals with two draws and four defeats.

The Lions lost 2-1 at home against Finland before a 0-0 draw in Ireland. They managed just one shot on target in Dublin.

Yasen Petrov replaced Georgi Dermendzhiev as manager in January.

Bulgaria Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Plamen Iliev, Ivan Karadzhov, Daniel Naumov
Defenders: Petar Zanev (Captain), Strahil Popov, Vasil Bozhikov (3rd captain), Cicinho, Valentin Antov, Daniel Dimov, Andrea Hristov, Petko Hristov
Midfielders: Georgi Kostadinov (vice captain), Ivaylo Chochev, Kristiyan Malinov, Bircent Karagaren, Martin Raynov, Ilian Iliev, Momchil Tsvetanov, Petar Vitanov, Antonio Vutov
Forwards: Spas Delev, Kiril Despodov, Andrey Galabinov, Dimitar Iliev, Georgi Yomov

Goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov was unavailable after testing positive for corona virus. 

Midfielder Todor Nedelev is injured and forward Bozhidar Kraev was not called up.

No player in the squad has scored more than three international goals. Captain Petar Zanev has the most international appearances with 44 caps.

Switzerland Form


Switzerland had a poor UEFA Nations League campaign, finishing third in Group 4, League A. They failed to win in five matches against Ukraine, German and Spain, awarded three points in the last match after Ukraine couldn’t field a team.

Vladimir Petkovic’ side drew their last two Nations League matches. The Red Crosses earned a 3-3 draw in Germany after taking the lead twice and drew 1-1 against Spain, Yann Sommer saving two penalties before conceding the equaliser in the 89th minute.

Switzerland Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer, Yvon Mvogo, Jonas Omlin
Defenders: Ricardo Rodríguez, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Silvan Widmer, Loris Benito, Kevin Mbabu, Eray Cömert, Bećir Omeragić
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka (Captain), Xherdan Shaqiri, Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria, Remo Freuler, Edimilson Fernandes, Djibril Sow
Forwards: Haris Seferović, Admir Mehmedi, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranović, Ruben Vargas

Defenders Fabian Schär and Michael Lang were not called up.

There is plenty of experience in the squad, captain Granit Xhaka leading the way with 89 caps.

Haris Seferović has scored 19 goals and Xherdan Shaqiri has scored 22 goals.

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Verdict

Switzerland have a much stronger and experienced squad than Bulgaria. I expect the Swiss to be too good and win to nil in Sofia.

Best Bet: Switzerland Win Full Time Result @-200.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Switzerland Win To Nil @130.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Switzerland Win 2-0 Correct Score @550.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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