EURO Qualification Betting Pick: England vs Bulgaria

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England are looking to maintain the perfect start in Group A as they welcome Bulgaria today, so check out our EURO Qualification Betting Pick for this encounter. The Three Lions are massive favourites in this game, and after scoring five goals against Montenegro and the Czech Republic, another easy win is expected. On the other hand, Bulgaria are without a victory in the previous seven matches, and they never beat England before. Even the biggest optimists don’t believe they can get a positive result in this one.

England vs Bulgaria EURO Qualification Betting Pick

• Euro Qualification

•  Wembley Stadium, London

•  Saturday 7 September

•  18:00 CET

England Team News and Latest Form

After finishing third in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, England entertain Bulgaria following a flush run of 12 consecutive European Championship qualifier wins. Each of the last four saw England win both halves, with two of the previous three ECQs witnessing an own-goal from England’s opponents on the day.

Overall, England’s competitive home record since the start of 2013 stands at W15, L1. The Three Lions scored first in nine of the last 11 matches in that sequence, doing so inside the opening 30 minutes on two-thirds (six) of those occasions.

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in his most recent ECQ match at Wembley. He has now scored beyond the hour mark in three of England’s last four ECQ matches. Four of England’s last six ECQ home matches have seen them score at least twice beyond the hour mark. Twelve of England’s last 13 ECQ home wins have yielded a clean sheet.

Bulgaria Team News and Latest Form

Bulgaria travel having won just one of their last 12 away matches in major competitions (W1, D3, L8), with the last six in that category separating the sides by less than 1.5 goals. However, the entire sequence also includes four defeats by a margin of 2+ goals against teams currently ranked in FIFA’s top-20.

On top of this, Bulgaria have never beaten England (D4, L6), with the only two H2Hs this century yielding a 7-0 aggregate defeat in Euro 2012 qualifying. Both games saw Bulgaria lose one half precisely by a 3-0 scoreline.

Ismail Isa took less than five minutes to open the scoring in his nation’s last ECQ away match. Three of his previous four club goals have arrived in the 15 minutes either side of half-time. Bulgaria have taken the lead in their two prior away matches of this qualification campaign only to lose the second half 1-0 each time.

England vs Bulgaria Head to Head

These rivals have met on seven occasions since 1962 and England won four while three games ended without a winner. The Three Lions never allowed a goal to Bulgaria when played at home while they conceded just one in seven H2H tilts thus far. England scored seven goals and conceded zero in the previous two meetings during Euro qualifications in the 2010-11 season.

England vs Bulgaria EURO Qualification Betting Pick

England are one of the strongest teams in Europe at the moment, and anything but a comfortable victory here would be surprising. I seriously doubt the Bulgarians will find the back of the net despite scoring in ten of their last 11 matches. Raheem Sterling is in top form right now, and he has a quality to single-handedly dismantle Bulgaria. My EURO Qualification Betting Pick for the tilt between England and Bulgaria is England to win both halves and Over 2.5 goals at 1.70 (-142). Check out to see our winning prediction for the last night’s duel between Germany and Netherlands, and also stay with us for more betting picks.

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