Bulgaria vs Czech Republic Match Info
Date: Sunday November 17 2019
Kick-off time: 5.00pm GMT
Venue: Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Bulgaria vs Czech Republic Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
June 7 2019: Czech Republic 2-1 Bulgaria
October 15 2013: Bulgaria 0-1 Czech Republic
October 16 2012: Czech Republic 0-0 Bulgaria
Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Bulgaria wins: 0
Czech Republic wins: 5
Bulgaria vs Czech Republic Stats
- Czech Republic have won 1-0 on both of their previous visits to Bulgaria
- Bulgaria have failed to score in four of their six matches against the Czech Republic
- Bulgaria have conceded nine goals in their last two home games
Bulgaria vs Czech Republic Match Preview
Czech Republic sealed qualification for Euro 2020 in dramatic style on Thursday – and that means the pressure will be off them as they finish their campaign in an empty stadium.
Jaroslav Silhavy’s side were in a straight fight for second place behind England in Group A with their most recent opponents Kosovo, needing to win in Plzen to book an automatic place at next summer’s tournament.
It did not look good for the Czechs when they trailed 1-0 to a goal from Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu with 20 minutes remaining despite having dominated the game. But they turned it around as Alex Kral equalised with a long-range effort and he also assisted the 79th-minute winner when his header deflected in off team-mate Ondrej Celustka.
The Czechs were able to celebrate wildly at full time and it means this game is a dead rubber because they cannot catch England due to their simultaneous 7-0 thumping of Montenegro.
For Bulgaria, meanwhile, this will be an embarrassing occasion as fans are unable to attend due to the racist abuse directed at England players during last month’s 6-0 defeat against the Three Lions. They are winless in this campaign, but could yet qualify for the play-offs as a result of their Nations League achievements – and potentially start off against Scotland.
It will be an eerie atmosphere in Sofia but results over the course of 2019 suggest the Czech Republic should be capable of closing out with another win.
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Bulgaria vs Czech Republic Betting Tips
Czech Republic to win @ 4/5 with BetVictor
Both teams to score? NO @ 23/20 with BetVictor