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Bulgaria vs Republic of Ireland Prediction

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September 03

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Republic of Ireland

Bulgaria

Republic of Ireland

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Republic of Ireland begin this year's UEFA Nations League campaign with an away trip to Bulgaria in their League B, Group 4 clash. In a group that also features Finland and Wales, it'll be interesting to see how Stephen Kenny's squad fares among competitive opposition.

Quite remarkably, Bulgaria have won just once in their last 14 internationals – across all tournaments and including friendlies. However, George Dermendzhiev will expect an improved showing from his side over the coming week.

Will they start that with victory here? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Bulgaria vs Republic of Ireland Betting Tips

Despite the aforementioned stat, Bulgaria still managed to achieve promotion from the Nations League's Group C in 2018. It rather speaks volumes for what's happened since. They recorded three draws, one victory and four defeats in their Euro 2020 qualification group, which featured England and Czech Republic.

Narrow friendly losses against Paraguay and Belarus in the space of three months wasn't encouraging, while facing familiar opposition here. They've played against the Republic of Ireland three times, with successive 1-1 draws in their World Cup qualifying group back in 2009.

The most recent meeting however, is one they won't look too fondly at – a 3-1 away defeat twelve months ago. Alan Browne, Kevin Long and James Collins all scored that evening for Mick McCarthy's men, but plenty has changed since.

Only Browne, who plays his club football for Championship side Preston, has survived Kenny's 23-man squad this time around. There's a heavy Premier League presence, with players like Sheffield United's defensive duo Enda Stevens and John Egan included. Will that prove pivotal en route to an important curtain-raising victory here?

Bulgaria vs Republic of Ireland Correct Score Predictions

Bulgaria's poor form recently cannot be ignored and although they are hosts, Dermendzhiev's men are viewed as underdogs for this clash.

It'll be interesting to see how RoI respond after news filtered through that centre-forward David McGoldrick will not feature here. It's a case of next man up, so I'm backing a comfortable away victory.

Last matches

Bulgaria

06-09-2020

1 - 0 Wales

L
03-09-2020

1 - 1 Republic of Ireland

D
26-02-2020

0 - 1 Belarus

L
17-11-2019

1 - 0 Czech Republic

W
14-11-2019

0 - 1 Paraguay

L
14-10-2019

0 - 6 England

L
11-10-2019

0 - 0 Montenegro

D
10-09-2019

3 - 1 Republic of Ireland

L
07-09-2019

4 - 0 England

L
10-06-2019

2 - 3 Kosovo

L

Republic of Ireland

D

- Bulgaria

03-09-2020
D

- Denmark

18-11-2019
W

-

14-11-2019
L

- Switzerland

15-10-2019
D

- Georgia

12-10-2019
W

- Bulgaria

10-09-2019
D

- Switzerland

05-09-2019
W

- Gibraltar

10-06-2019
D

- Denmark

07-06-2019
W

- Georgia

26-03-2019
Bulgaria vs Republic of Ireland Head-to-Head (H2H)
03-09-2020

Bulgaria

1
1

Republic of Ireland

10-09-2019

Republic of Ireland

3
1

Bulgaria

06-06-2009

Bulgaria

1
1

Republic of Ireland

28-03-2009

Republic of Ireland

1
1

Bulgaria

Bulgaria
vs
Republic of Ireland
Predicted Lineup
Bulgaria vs Republic of Ireland Predicted Lineup

Iliev

Popov

Nedyalkov

Antov

Cicinho

Milanov

Malinov

Kovachev

Kraev

Despodov

Isa

Randolph

Doherty

Duffy

Egan

Stevens

Arter

Hourihane

Hendrick

Robinson

Long

McClean

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

0-1 vs Wales (A)

L

1-1 vs Republic of Ireland (H)

D

0-1 vs Belarus (H)

L

1-0 vs Czech Republic (H)

W

0-1 vs Paraguay (H)

L

0-6 vs England (H)

L

0-0 vs Montenegro (A)

D

1-3 vs Republic of Ireland (A)

L

0-4 vs England (A)

L

2-3 vs Kosovo (H)

L
D

1-1 vs Bulgaria (A)

D

1-1 vs Denmark (H)

W

3-1 vs (H)

L

0-2 vs Switzerland (A)

D

0-0 vs Georgia (A)

W

3-1 vs Bulgaria (H)

D

1-1 vs Switzerland (H)

W

2-0 vs Gibraltar (H)

D

1-1 vs Denmark (A)

W

1-0 vs Georgia (H)

5

Goals Scored

13

4

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs Republic of Ireland (H)

D

0-1 vs Belarus (H)

L

1-0 vs Czech Republic (H)

W

0-1 vs Paraguay (H)

L

0-6 vs England (H)

L

2-3 vs Kosovo (H)

L
D

1-1 vs Denmark (H)

W

3-1 vs (H)

W

3-1 vs Bulgaria (H)

D

1-1 vs Switzerland (H)

W

2-0 vs Gibraltar (H)

W

1-0 vs Georgia (H)

4

Goals Scored

11

2

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-1 vs Wales (A)

L

0-0 vs Montenegro (A)

D

1-3 vs Republic of Ireland (A)

L

0-4 vs England (A)

L
D

1-1 vs Bulgaria (A)

L

0-2 vs Switzerland (A)

D

0-0 vs Georgia (A)

D

1-1 vs Denmark (A)

1

Goals Scored

2

2

Over 2.5 Goals

0

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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