Match Preview: Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro Prediction and Betting Tips | EURO (Qualification)


Bulgaria – Montenegro betting tips for today, March 22, 2019

Kick-off: 18:00 Bulgaria – Montenegro
Football: EURO – Qualification
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.44
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

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It’s been nearly nine years since these two Balkan sides last met in Bulgaria, and the hosts have a score to settle, having lost that encounter 1-0 to Montenegro.
Strong home form gives fans a reason for optimism, as Bulgaria have seven wins in their last ten home competitive (excluding friendlies) fixtures (W7, D1, L2). Both the losses were 1-0 defeats and in fact seven of those ten results were by a one-goal margin (either way).
Recent competitive form, however, is a cause of concern as Bulgaria have a mixed record in their last ten games home and away (W4, D3, L3). That includes a disappointing UEFA Nations League (UNL) campaign where they bowed out of League C2 with no wins in their last three games (D2, L1) after starting with three straight wins.
Montenegro also carry heartburn from their UNL campaign, with three losses in their last four (W1, L3) condemning them to third in the League C4 table. In fact, they have lost half of their last ten competitive fixtures (W4, D1, L5).
Away from home, however, Montenegro have proven to be a tough side to beat, avoiding defeat in a majority (six) of their last ten competitive trips (W4, D2, L4). Half of those ten games saw them score multiple goals and no result repeated during this run.
Players to watch: Captain Ivelin Popov has the most number of international goals (14) in the current Bulgaria squad.
Fatos Bećiraj is the second most capped player (59) and the third-top goal scorer (nine) for Montenegro.
Stat attack: Bulgaria have kept one clean sheet in their last ten competitive games.
Both teams scored in seven of Bulgaria’s last ten competitive matches.
Seven of Montenegro’s last ten competitive matches saw just one side, or neither side score.
There have been over 2.5 match goals in five of Montenegro’s last six competitive away games.

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