Ace Football previews the international friendly match between Russia and Bulgaria and offers betting tips, odds, and stats.
Russia kick off their preparations for the European Championship by welcoming Bulgaria to Moscow for a friendly on Saturday.
Hosts seek a return to winning ways.
Russia will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form. In their 3 latest outings, Stanislav Cherchesov’s men managed to win 2-1 against Slovenia and went on to a 2-1 defeat against Slovakia. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw with Poland.
Home form hasn’t been promising either. Russia have won just two of their last six games (D2 L2) and will hope to amend that in Saturday’s showdown with Bulgaria.
Away form a big concern for struggling visitors
Bulgaria are on a six-match winless run (D3 L3) ahead of the visit to Moscow on Saturday. In their last 3 matches, the Lions were easily beaten 2-0 by Italy, followed by a dull 0-0 draw at Northern Ireland. Their most recent match brought a 1-1 draw against Slovakia.
Despite holding the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Slovakia to draws in their three trips on the road, Bulgaria haven’t won away from home since September 2018. They’ve drawn 6 and lost 6 times in their last 12 away matches.
Russia vs Bulgaria H2H (Friendlies Only)
The latest match between these teams was a tight encounter that saw Russia leave with a narrow 1-0 victory. The Russians have won half of their 2 friendly encounters with Bulgaria and hope to add another win in Saturday’s showdown on home soil.
Season facts for Russia and Bulgaria.
Facts are calculated for Friendlies
- Russia did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Russia conceded in the last 12 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Russia’s last 2 of 4 matches;
- Russia scored in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Bulgaria did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Bulgaria conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Bulgaria’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Bulgaria scored in the last 4 of 6 matches.
According to bookmakers Russia have a 68% chance of beating Bulgaria. That equals odds of 1.50 on a home win with LeoVegas, while the draw sits at 4.00. Placing a bet on the away victory, meanwhile, returns you odds of 8.00.