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Bulgaria vs England Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

10:25 BST 14/10/2019
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The Three Lions have looked shaky at the back recently and Al Hain-Cole sees value in backing them to win despite conceding against Balakov's team

England will be determined to bounce back from defeat when they travel to Sofia to take on Bulgaria in Monday’s Euro 2022 qualifier.

The Three Lions suffered their first qualification defeat in 10 years last time out, deservedly going down 2-1 away to the Czech Republic.

Bulgaria vs England latest odds

However, having run out emphatic 4-0 winners in the reverse encounter of this fixture at Wembley, they are 2/9 (1.22) favourites with 888Sport to return to form by coming out on top here.

Krasimir Balakov’s men are bottom of the group with just three points to their name after six fixtures, but are available at 15/1 (16.00) to pull off a shock victory.

Three of the hosts’ six group games have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them claiming a point in this one.

Bulgaria vs England team news

Captain Ivelin Popov was a surprise omission from the line-up in Friday’s draw with Montenegro, but is likely to return for this clash.

Gareth Southgate will surely be considering changes following the underwhelming display in Prague, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tyrone Mings, Joe Gomez and Marcus Rashford all pushing for a start.

Bulgaria vs England preview

The England boss must certainly be considering shaking things up in defence after another error-strewn performance saw them concede a fifth goal in just two games on Friday.

Indeed, the Bulgarian forward line will be optimistic of finding some joy considering they have only failed to score in two of their last 14 matches in front of their own fans.

Nevertheless, it is hard to see them having anything to show for their endeavours given the difference in calibre between the two teams.

Bulgaria vs England predictions

On target 13 times in their last five qualification matches on the road, odds of 5/2 (3.50) look like excellent value on England emerging victorious despite conceding against the Lions.

England to win and both teams to score at 5/2 (3.50) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport