Bulgaria vs Netherlands Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Group A matches kick off on Saturday with the most interesting that will be played at Nacionalen Stadion Vasil Levski in Sofia, Bulgaria. This could be the turning point for any of these sides in the race for 2nd place, as France holds the leading position relentlessly.
Bulgaria is fourth in the group A with six points earned so far. They have played four matches so far, managing to win in the first round in the entertaining match against Luxemburg that ended 4:3, and against Belarus 1:0 in the latest match played back in November. Bulgarians were also defeated twice, France outplayed them completely in a match that ended 4:1, while they were also defeated fairly easily in Sweden with 3:0. In the last three matches, Bulgarians are undefeated in Sofia as they managed to win three previous encounters. In the next round, Bulgaria will travel to Belarus as their match is scheduled for June 9th.
Netherlands is still looking for an escape from the crisis, with massive pressure as failing to qualify for another international tournament would be a disaster for Oranje. They are 2nd in their group, but currently, Netherlands are the worst placed team of all 9 2nd-placed teams. Oranje earned seven points so far, same as Sweden. They managed to win in Luxemburg however, they were defeated by France national selection in the home game. On the road, they are unbeaten in the last three away matches, as in group A they faced Sweden in a match without a winner (1:1) and Luxemburg. On June 9th, Netherlands will play the easiest match of Group A as they will welcome Luxemburg national squad.
The two nations met ten times so far and interestingly both teams hold same record - four wins each with two draws. Read our betting preview and place your bet on high winning odd here.
Where to watch match Bulgaria vs Netherlands Live Stream
Bulgaria do not have many missing players for this game with Netherlands. Vladislav Stoyanov, Sveotslav Dyakov and Georgi Milanov are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. Aleksandar Aleksandrov is suspended and he cannot play here. All other players are ready for the match.
On the other side Netherlands have several missing players for the match. Virgil van Dijk, Maarten Stekelenburg and Jeffrey Bruma are injured and they will not play for sure. Almost all other players are ready for the match and they are eager to win all three points here.
Possible starting lineups
Bulgaria: Mihaylov; S. Popov, Bodurov, Bozhikov, Zanev; Despodiov, Chochev, Slavchev, Tonev; I. Popov; Delev
Netherlands: Zoet; Tete, Veltman, Martins Indi, Blind; Wijnaldum, Strootman, Sneijder; Robben, Dost, Promes
Bulgaria vs Netherlands Prediction
What a great football match on Saturday night in Bulgaria where the hosts play against Netherlands. Both teams will play open and we will enjoy in dynamic game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. For sure Netherlands are the much better team but if they want to win this game then have to score at least one goal more. Bulgaria play with oscillating in form but they dont play very strong in defending. They have conceded ten goals in four games and they will play very aggressive in midfield against Netherlands. A win on this match could give them a fighting chance of making it to the World Cup because they have only one point less then 2nd placed Netherlands. On the other side Holland have high ambitions in this Group and if they want to qualify for WC 2018 then have to win matches like this one.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Bulgaria vs Netherlands Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect more then two goals on this match and our second betting pick for the match is Both to score and Over 2.5 goals. Of course, we expect from the Dutch to win this match and you can try to win more money with bet Netherlands to win. Maybe correct score will be 1-3. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.