2022 World Cup Qualification. Europe
Round 1. Group C
Stadium: Vasil Levski (Sofia)
Bulgaria and Lithuania are currently Group C outsiders. The Bulgaria national team is a little more preferable, as it has more points. Will the teams manage to show a good game and effective actions?
The Bulgaria team played their first two qualification matches at their home stadium. In the first tour, it played against the Switzerland national team. Bulgaria failed to create problems for the opponent and lost, the result was 1-3. Then it was defeated by Italy with a score of 0-2. In the third tour, the Bulgarians played away against Northern Ireland. In this match, both teams failed to please us with effective actions and played to a draw. On September 2, the Bulgaria national team managed to play away against Italy and surprised the opponent with their game. The teams scored one goal each and shared the points. With its 2 points, Bulgaria is fourth in the Group C table.
Lithuania played a total of 3 matches. In the first tour, the Lithuanians played away against Switzerland and were defeated with a minimal difference – 0-1. Then Lithuania could not compete with the Italian team at home and lost with a score of 0-2. On September 2, the Lithuanian national team failed at home against Northern Ireland, and the scoreboard showed a 1-4 defeat of the Lithuanians. Lithuania is last in the Group C table.
The only match between Bulgaria and Lithuania was in 1997. Bulgaria didn't give a chance to its opponent in the friendly game. In this match, a crushing advantage of the Bulgarian national team was on the scoreboard – 3:0.
- Lithuania lost the first half and the match in 8 of the last 10 games of the 2022 World Cup qualification;
- In 5 of the last 6 matches of Bulgaria in the World Cup qualification the bet "Total Under 2.5" paid off;
- The winless streak of Bulgaria in the World Cup qualification is 7 matches;
- Lithuania has failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 10 matches of all tournaments.
Expert Betting Tips
Bulgaria and Lithuania are the outsiders of their group. The home team is in a better mood for an upcoming match. A couple of days ago, they played against the current European champions – the Italians. The draw at the Italian stadium is an excellent result for the modest Bulgaria team. However, in the home game against Lithuania, the Bulgarians will be expected to win. Both teams don't play confidently in defense and make mistakes. Therefore, we should expect that the forwards will be able to prove themselves and show effective actions. For the upcoming match, I suggest considering lines with a quick goal and a Total Over.
- First Goal To Be Scored Up To And Including 30th Minute for 1.95;
- Total Over (2.5) for 2.25;
- Both Teams To Score for 2.31.