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Bulgaria vs. Gibraltar 9/23/22 Nations League Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Gibraltar vs. Bulgaria
September 23, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Gibraltar +2000 / Bulgaria -1000 // Total: 2.5
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Bulgaria and Gibraltar face off on Friday in a League C Group 4 Nationals league showdown at Ludogorets Arena. When these two teams faced off on June 9th, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. 

Bulgaria comes into this game sitting in 3rd place in the standings having picked up three points. Bulgaria’s last game came against Georgia, and the offense really struggled, not scoring any goals, and that led to the 1-1 draw. They only had one shot on goal in the game and 38 percent of the possession. Over the last two games, the offense has managed only one goal. Bulgaria’s squad is going to look a lot different from the team that played in the last game. Svetoslav Vutsov, Petko Hristov, Ilia Gruev, Yanis Karabelyov, Kiril Despodov, and Georgi Rusev have all been added to the squad and all of them could get the start in this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is Gibraltar, who sits in 4th place in the standings having picked up one point. Gibraltar’s last game came against North Macedonia, and the defense really struggled in that game, giving up four goals on the way to the defeat. They gave up all four goals in the first 31 minutes. They only had 28 percent of the possession, but did have two shots on goal. This team is expected to be similar to the team that lost the last game, but there still might be a few changes. Reece Styche is expected to be a player that might move into the starting lineup. 

The last time these two teams faced off, the game ended 1-1, but this game is going to be a lot different. Gibraltar isn’t a very good team, and they are going to really struggle to defend again in this game. I expect Bulgaria is going to score at least three goals and that will be the difference as they get the job done here. Back Bulgaria -1.5 to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Bulgaria -1.5

Shane Mickle

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