Bulgaria v France Betting Preview | 7th October

  • 3rd October 2017
Bulgaria v France Betting Preview 7th October

In our Bulgaria v France betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Saturday’s Group A World Cup Qualifier.

Bulgaria v France Betting Preview

Date: 07/10/17

Time: 19:45

Venue: Vasil Ledski National Stadium

These two countries last met in Paris last year with France proving too strong for Bulgaria and coming out as 4v1 winners. A bright note for Bulgaria was that they took an early lead and were on for a shock. It was a penalty scored in the 6th minute but by half time goals from Griezmann, Payet and Gameiro had given the French a 3v1 lead.

A highlight for Bulgaria’s came in March with a home win over the Dutch team but it’s not the same formidable Dutch team that we have come to know. France will fancy winning in the Vasil Ledski stadium as they have already won away at Holland and Luxembourg but there only defeat in this campaign came against second placed Sweden.

Team News

Bulgaria picked there second choice keeper for the last match which they lost, so expect a change in goal.

Potential Bulgaria Starting XI – Mitrev, Popov, Zanev, Zehirov, Terziev, Kostadinov, Popov, Manilov, Bozhikov, Chochev, Tsvetkov

France will need to improve after there goalless home draw with Luxembourg in there last qualifying match in September. They will know that this is a tricky away game and will hope for a positive result here. Pogba is absent so a change will need to be made.

Potential France Starting XI – Lloris, Sidibe, Koscielny, Umtiti, Kurzawa, Coman, Kante, Lemar, Sidibe, Griezmann and Giroud

Stats & Facts

  • In this group they have both played 8 games with France winning 5 and Bulgaria winning 4. The biggest difference is in the losses with France only loosing 1 where Bulgaria have lost 4.
  • The goals scored are very close France 15 and Bulgaria 13 but the goals against show more in the French favour as they have only let in 4 where Bulgaria have leaked 17.

Head To Head

  • France have won 9, Bulgaria 8 and there has been 4 draws. The most recent in Paris saw a resounding victory (4v1) to France.

Betting Odds

  • You can get 12/1 on the Home win and as little as 2/11 on a French win. The draw is currently best priced at 13/2.

Popular Bets

  • Both Teams To Score 11/8