Montenegro vs Bulgaria
March 24, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montenegro +200 / Bulgaria +150 // Total: 2.5
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Bulgaria and Montenegro face off on Friday in the UEFA European Qualifiers at Ludogorets Arena.
Bulgaria vs Montenegro Odds
Bulgaria comes into this game sitting at +155 as the favorite while Montenegro is the underdog sitting at +200. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals, with the over paying out at +140.
Bulgaria Betting Preview
Bulgaria has played to a win or a draw in each of their last six games. On November 20th against Luxembourg, Bulgaria played to a 0-0 draw. The defense was good, but they didn’t get a lot of offensive pressure. Two games ago against Cyprus, they were able to secure the 2-0 victory. Kiril Despodov scored in the 24th minute and Spas Delev scored in the 71st minute. Kiril Despodov is back to captain the team, and there is a ton of pressure on him to find success in the next few games. Nikola Iliev is only 18 years old, but he could make his fifth appearance for the national team.
Montenegro Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Montenegro, who are coming off a loss in the last game. Against Slovenia in November 2022, Montenegro was defeated 1-0. They gave up a goal in the 42nd minute, and the offense couldn’t get anything going. Two games ago, against Slovakia, Montenegro was able to play to a 2-2 draw. Stefen Savic scored twice in that game. In this game, Savic is expected again to anchor the defense, and Montenegro is going to need to have a lot of success with the back line. Vladan Bubanja is also expected to get the first start in this game.
Shane’s Free Pick
Montenegro has had some major issues heading into this game, and even in the game the offense is good, the defense seems to let them down. Bulgaria is going to find offensive success, scoring two or three goals, and that is going to be the difference here as they are going to get the job done. Bulgaria is going to win this game on the money line. This is the best play of the European Qualifiers for Friday.