Bulgaria – Cyprus SOCCER PICKS
In order to achieve a victory that allows him to take hold in the top of the standings, this Saturday the Bulgarian team jumps to the Stadion Vasil Levski gramma in Sofia, to receive the visit of a modest selection of Cyprus, in game corresponding to Group 3 of League C in the UEFA Nations League.
Recall that Bulgaria could not get their qualification to the World Cup Russia 2018 and is that also the Lions were part of a group where France and Sweden were and therefore could not advance to the second round.
But now those led by Petar Hubchev aim to play a good role in the UEFA League of Nations and so far they have started with all the competition, so Bulgaria comes from winning their two games by the UEFA League of Nations, first a 1- 2 in his visit to Slovenia and then 1-0 at home against Norway, and in this way they added a streak of three consecutive victories and placing themselves in the first place of the group, and they know that a victory in this game would put them on their feet and average in League B for the next edition of the tournament.
Like his rival on the turn, Cyprus could not manage to say present at the 2018 World Cup Russia and in a group where Belgium and Greece were, things did not go well, but they want to get rid of that thorn by making a good participation in the UEFA Champions League. Nations where you can say that luck has been on your side.
Thus led by Ran Ben Shimon although they debuted with a 2-0 defeat in their visit to Norway, after that they recovered and won at home 2-1 to Slovenia, in a game that had some luck because in the last play of the match Stojanovic scored on his own goal and with that Cyprus keeps alive his hopes of winning the group.
As a statistic, mention that with the win over Slovenia, the Cyprus team broke not only a two-game losing streak, but also an eight-game losing streak without knowing where seven of them ended in defeats.
The last time these teams met was in a friendly match in August 2012 and the victory was for Bulgaria 1-0 and with it the Bulgarians add a streak of two consecutive wins.
As for the more general statistics, it must be said that of the nine games played, Bulgaria has shown itself to be very superior, winning eight of them, by just one of Cyprus.