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Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Irish struggles to continue in UEFA Nations League?

  • Republic of Ireland face Bulgaria in the Nations League on Wednesday
  • The match is being played at the Aviva Stadium at 19:45 GMT
  • Ireland haven’t won in their last 8 matches
  • Bulgaria have lost 6 of their last 8 matches
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Ireland haven't scored in their last six matches (Getty Images).
    Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria
  • Republic of Ireland Form
  • Republic of Ireland Team News
  • Republic of Ireland Squad
  • Bulgaria Form
  • Bulgaria Team News
  • Bulgaria Squad
  • Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Head to Head
  • Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Odds
  • Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Match Up
  • Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Stats
  • Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria FAQ

Republic of Ireland face Bulgaria in a UEFA Nations League match that could see either team relegated to League C. Ireland must simply avoid defeat to retain their status in League B.

Republic of Ireland Form


Republic of Ireland are on a terrible run of form that has seen them fail to win in each of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Stephen Kenny’s team have lost each of their last three matches, starting with a 1-0 loss to Finland.

That was then followed by a 3-0 defeat to England at Wembley last week before a 1-0 defeat to Wales last time out.

David Brooks scored the only goal of the game as the Irish also made it six straight internationals without scoring a goal.

Republic of Ireland Team News


Republic of Ireland are without defenders Seamus Coleman, Matt Doherty, John Egan and Enda Stevens. Midfielder Jeff Hendrick is suspended, while forwards Callum Robinson, Aaron Connolly and Adam Idah are also missing.

Republic of Ireland Squad


Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph, Mark Travers, Caoimhín Kelleher
Defenders: Shane Duffy, Ciaran Clark, Cyrus Christie, Kevin Long, Dara O'Shea, Darragh Lenihan, Ryan Manning
Midfielders: Robbie Brady, Conor Hourihane, Callum O'Dowda, Daryl Horgan, Jack Byrne, Josh Cullen, Jason Knight, Aaron McEneff, Jack Taylor
Forwards: Sean Maguire, James Collins, Ronan Curtis, Graham Burke, Troy Parrott

Bulgaria Form


Bulgaria are also in a horrible run of form that has seen them lose six of their last eight games.

They have managed just one win during that time and have also struggled in front of goal like their opponents. 

Bulgaria lost to Wales, Hungary, Finland and Wales before then getting a 3-0 win over Gibraltar in a friendly.

Last time out, they lost 2-1 to Finland in the UEFA Nations League. Teemu Pukki and Robin Lod netted as Bulgaria remained bottom of the group.

Bulgaria Team News


Vice captain Georgi Kostadinov and Todor Nedelev are both missing for Bulgaria due to injury. Third captain Vasil Bozhikov is also unavailable.

Bulgaria Squad


Goalkeepers: Martin Lukov, Ivan Karadzhov
Defenders: Petar Zanev, Strahil Popov, Kristian Dimitrov, Cicinho, Aleksandar Vasilev, Georgi Angelov, Radoslav Terziev
Midfielders: Kristiyan Malinov, Galin Ivanov, Aleksandar Tsvetkov, Yanis Karabelyov, Bircent Karagaren, Dominik Yankov, Svetoslav Kovachev, Serkan Yusein, Denislav Aleksandrov
Forwards: Spas Delev, Bozhidar Kraev, Georgi Yomov, Dimitar Iliev

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Head to Head


There is nothing to split these nations in head to head meetings. Both have three wins alongside five draws. The previous meeting ended in a 1-1 draw.

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Odds


Republic of Ireland are favourites to win at 1.70 with bet365, while Bulgaria are priced at 5.75. The draw is available at 3.75.

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Match Up


It’s tough to see where the goals are going to come from for the Republic of Ireland, particularly with the absentees from their squad. Bulgaria are also struggling for form, likely making this a cagey contest.

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria Stats


  • Republic of Ireland haven’t won in their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Republic of Ireland haven’t scored in their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Republic of Ireland haven’t won in their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
  • Bulgaria have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Bulgaria have 1 win in their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Bulgaria are winless in their last 9 away matches (all competitions).

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria FAQ

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Where is Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria being played?

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria is being played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

When does Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria kick off?

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria kicks off at 19:45 GMT on Wednesday 18 November 2020.

What competition are Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria playing in?

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria are playing in the UEFA Nations League.

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Verdict

Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria are both in terrible form, setting this one up for the draw in a low-scoring contest.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Under/Over 2.5 Goals @-153.85 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @275.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 0-0 Correct Score @750.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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