Canada is still looking for its first win in over a year and a half and will face Bulgaria on Friday with a 11:30am ET kickoff. Put your money on the Europeans in this one.Bet on the Canada match today and score yourself $100 in free betting bonuses with William Hill.
Canada will look to get the monkey off its back with a win over Bulgaria that will take place in a closed stadium in Austria on Friday morning.
This is the first game for the Reds since a 1-0 loss to Slovenia in friendly action. The team has gone through one of the worst spells in its history with the Canadians not scoring in 10 consecutive games. They will not have any MLS-based players in the squad, and with 11 players under the age of 21 it appears as if the streak will continue.
The only surprise here is that Canada is being offered at only 6.50 at William Hill, when it could easily have been higher.
If your patriotism is getting in the way of your brain, then consider the Canada draw no bet which is paying 4.75. So if Canada wins you score nicely, and if it draws you get your wager back.
Even though the draw result is at 3.75, the Bulgarian selection is the most likely of the outright market.
The Lions come in at 1.50, which is not bad considering the Canadian's futility. They last played two months ago when they were defeated Belarus by a 2-1 score, and although they dropped two crucial World Cup qualifying games that could have seen them make the playoff round they are still 4-4 in their last eight matches — which includes games against the Czech Republic, Italy, and Japan.
The Bulgaria double result looks decent at 2.37, as does the -1 in the handicap sector at 2.50. Most players in the Bulgarian lineup are playing in the domestic league, although veteran captain Ivelin Popov will lead the charge.
In the teams to score section, Bulgaria pays 2.20 which is pretty decent considering that Canada hasn't scored in the prior ten matches.