Saturday 7 Oct

Bulgaria vs. France Match Preview

05 Oct 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL: World Cup Qual. UEFA Group A
INTERNATIONAL: World Cup Qual. UEFA Group A

Bulgaria

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • L

vs

Kick-off
18:45 GMT
07 October 2017

France

  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • D

Kick-off
18:45 GMT 07 October 2017

The Bulgaria vs. France match will be played on Saturday, October 7, at the Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia. This is the ninth round match of World Cup qualification Europe group A. Bulgaria is currently 4th on the table with 12 points, while France is 1st on the table with 17 points at the moment.

STATS

  • In their last five qualifying games Bulgaria recorded three victories and two defeats. They defeated all opponents at home in this group so far, and they are currently in a series of five wins in Sofia. We haven't seen a draw in their last 18 games!
  • France was defeated only once in their last five games. However, they failed to beat Luxembourg in their previous home match.

HEAD TO HEAD

These teams met 21 times so far. France recorded nine victories, Bulgaria had eight wins, while four matches ended in a draw. They played only one match in the 21st century, in the first game in this qualifying cycle France celebrated a 4:1 victory in Paris.

Head to head matches: Bulgaria - France

07.10.2016 Worl France Bulgaria 4:1

BULGARIA NEWS

The perfect score at home allowed Bulgaria to stay in the race for the top two positions until the last two rounds in the competition. However, they will have to defeat France to remain in the race. In the previous round, they are traveling to Luxembourg, which is the ideal match for them to break the curse away from Sofia. With six points, Bulgaria might finish in the top two, but it is easier said than done - France is the absolute favorite in the upcoming game.

Latest matches: Bulgaria

03.09.2017 Worl Netherlands Bulgaria 3:1 L
31.08.2017 Worl Bulgaria Sweden 3:2 W
09.06.2017 Worl Belarus Bulgaria 2:1 L
25.03.2017 Worl Bulgaria Netherlands 2:0 W
13.11.2016 Worl Bulgaria Belarus 1:0 W

FRANCE NEWS

French attackers missed everything they possibly could against Luxembourg, and the situation in the group is now more complicated because of that unexpected draw. However, in the last round they will host Belarus, and everybody believes France will qualify for the World Cup as the winner of the group.

Latest matches: France

03.09.2017 Worl France Luxembourg 0:0 D
31.08.2017 Worl France Netherlands 4:0 W
13.06.2017 Int. France England 3:2 W
09.06.2017 Worl Sweden France 2:1 L
02.06.2017 Int. France Paraguay 5:0 W

SUMMING UP!

France shouldn't make the same mistake twice - we believe they will attack from the first minute of the game and secure the first place before the last round.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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