Azerbaijan vs Bulgaria Prediction 25.03.2024

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1 : 1

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1

2.55

X

3.2

2

2.8

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  • Competition: International Friendlies
  • Date: Monday, 25th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:00 UTC / 17.00 CET
  • Venue: Tofiq Bahramov Stadium (Baku)

Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are set to lock horns in an international friendly duel at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium on Monday, both looking to build on their promising starts to 2024.

Azerbaijan vs Bulgaria Betting Tips: X2 (Double chance)

Starting the new year didn't go as smoothly as hoped for the Milli komanda, as they had to grapple with the challenge of stoppage time to eventually break the resistance of one of Asia's weaker nations, Mongolia, with a gritty 1-0 victory, courtesy of Bahlul Mustafazada's winner.

In all fairness, Arif Asadov's side had every right to expect a more emphatic victory, as they dominated with a mammoth 30 attemps and 73% possession, but the lack of finishing touch was unexpected, especially considering they swept Sweden aside with a devasting 3-0 win in Baku just a few months ago.

Boasting four wins on the trot in non-competitive fixtures, the Azerbaijanis will be eager to extend their streak of friendly victories, but their hopes are overshadowed by a dark history in head-to-head meetings with the Bulgarian national team.

Up to this point, Lavovene have refused to let the bitter taste of failure consume them against their Monday foes, emerging victorious in three out of a total of four H2H meetings, two of which came in their group doubleheader during the EURO 2016 qualifiers.

Following in the exact footsteps of his colleague, newly-appointed coach Ilian Iliev kicked off this year's calendar and steered his national team to their first victory since November 16, 2022, as they outclassed the African outfit Tanzania with a solitary goal from star Kiril Despodov.

Impressively, since the 55-year-old took the reins of the coaching seat, the Bulgarians have remained unbeaten in any of the three matches under his tenure, and prior to the aforementioned friendly success, they held Serbia and Hungary to 2-2 stalemates, conceding late equalizers on both occasions.

Stepping into the new year with the right foot forward, both teams aim to close their March international duties on the same note, but it appears that Bulgaria holds a slight edge in this race, as not only do they possess greater quality on paper, but they have also proven to be a tough puzzle for the Azerbaijanis to solve. All in all, we recommend the safer option and back the Bulgarians on the double chance.

Azerbaijan vs Bulgaria Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bulgaria

    2 : 0

    Azerbaijan

    Euro Qualification

  2. Azerbaijan

    1 : 2

    Bulgaria

    Euro Qualification

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan team news

Fresh off his first call-up to the national team, Neftchi Baku goalkeeper Rza Cafarov earned the starting spot between the sticks in his side's hard-fought 1-0 victory, but the gloves could be handed over to Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev on Monday.

Injuries have ruled out Daejeon's defender Anton Kryvotsiuk and Dinamo Zagreb's attacker Mahir Emreli from participating in their national team duties for the month of March.

Last matches of Azerbaijan

  1. Azerbaijan

    1 : 0

    Mongolia

    Friendly International

  2. Belgium

    5 : 0

    Azerbaijan

    Euro Qualification

  3. Azerbaijan

    3 : 0

    Sweden

    Euro Qualification

  4. Azerbaijan

    0 : 1

    Austria

    Euro Qualification

  5. Estonia

    0 : 2

    Azerbaijan

    Euro Qualification

Azerbaijan lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev

Defenders

  • 3

    Elvin Cafarquliyev

  • 15

    Badavi Huseynov

  • 4

    Bahlul Mustafazada

  • 2

    Amin Seydiyev

Midfielders

  • 19

    Filip Ozobic

  • 8

    Emin Mahmudov

  • 7

    Coshqun Diniyev

  • 10

    Ozan Kokcu

Forwards

  • 11

    Ramil Sheydayev

  • 9

    Renat Dadashov

Bulgaria

Bulgaria team news

Before their first friendly match in March against Tanzania, it was evident that head coach Ilian Iliev would have to do without CSKA Sofia's right-back Ivan Turitsov due to a "potential" injury concern, yet the 24-year-old managed a solid 19-minute stint in his club's commanding 4-0 victory last week.

The experienced Ludogorets defender Anton Nedyalkov was also left out of the national team call-up, as he continues his recovery from a rather severe back injury that has kept him off the pitch since the start of the new calendar year.

Last matches of Bulgaria

  1. Tanzania

    0 : 1

    Bulgaria

    Friendly International

  2. Serbia

    2 : 2

    Bulgaria

    Euro Qualification

  3. Bulgaria

    2 : 2

    Hungary

    Euro Qualification

  4. Albania

    2 : 0

    Bulgaria

    Friendly International

  5. Bulgaria

    0 : 2

    Lithuania

    Euro Qualification

Bulgaria lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Dimitar Mitov

Defenders

  • 13

    Yoan Stoyanov

  • 6

    Valentin Antov

  • 5

    Aleks Petkov

  • 26

    Viktor Popov

Midfielders

  • 20

    Filip Krastev

  • 4

    Ilia Gruev

  • 18

    Ivaylo Chochev

Forwards

  • 10

    Georgi Rusev

  • 11

    Kiril Despodov

  • 25

    Martin Minchev

3 Reasons why we expect X2 (Double chance)

  1. Azerbaijan ended up on the wrong end in half of their 10 matches.
  2. Under Ilian Iliev, Bulgaria remained unbeaten in all three opening fixtures (W1, D2).
  3. Bulgaria has never lost to Azerbaijan in H2H encounters (W3, D1).

Main prediction Azerbaijan - Bulgaria

Bulgaria win or draw (X2)

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56% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Under 2.5

Best odds:1.65

AH2 (0)

Best odds:1.96

Under 1.5 goals 1st half

Best odds:1.32

Under 1.5 goals 2nd half

Best odds:1.53

Azerbaijan vs Bulgaria - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on BNT 3 (Bul), CBC Sport (Az), Digi Sport 2 (Rom), Match 4 (Hun), Prima Sport 1 (Rom), Sport 2 (Cze), TV2 Sport (Den), Viaplay (Swe), Viaplay (UK)

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Who is Azerbaijan's player to watch?

Emin Mahmudov notched up three goals and one assist, making him the top scorer for his national team during the EURO qualifiers.

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Who is Bulgaria's player to watch?

Kiril Despodov poses as the primary attacking threat for Bulgaria, finding the net in each of the last three matches.