Bulgaria vs Italy 03/28/2015 Euro 2016 Preview, Odds and Prediction
Italy vs Bulgaria
Saturday 28th March 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Bulgaria 4/1 Draw 5/2 Italy 17/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; bein Sport; Canal +
Bulgaria host Italy on Saturday evening in a Group H tie with both teams in very different places. Italy came away from a horrific performance in the World Cup and are playing very well right now. The mixture of youth and experience seems to be working well for Conte's team right now. Led by captain Buffon and with a strong midfield and strikeforce the Italians look to be rebuilding well in time for a real shot at the 2016 Euro's. Defensively the Italians are again very strong and will be very tough to break down for Bulgaria.
Bulgaria have just four points from their four games, losses to Norway and Croatia have left Bulgaria a long way down the table and probbly out of the running for qualification unless they can get a win here against Italy. Bulgaria have a side that is rebuilding as well , the loss of Dimitar Berbatov is a huge loss to Bulgaria and the Monaco man was captain and leader of the side. Popov and Iliev will lead the team but they will struggle against this Italian defence.
Taking the unders here as Italy are so strong defensively it is just very hard to see Bulgaria getting on the score sheet and given that the Italians dont score much I cant see them scoring three here.