Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
Out-of-sorts Bulgaria will be aiming to record their first win in the Euro 2024 qualifiers when they take on Lithuania on Saturday afternoon. The Bulgarians are eager to put an end to their five-match winless run and they are eager to go all guns blazing at the former Soviet republic. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but all Delev, Stoyanov, and Yankov are pushing for recalls to the starting XI.
The Lithuanians are eyeing their first win of the process as well and seeing that they will adopt an attack-minded approach as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. A man to keep an eye on in the visiting team will be AEL Limassol forward Fedor Cernych, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Team (Bulgaria):
Bulgaria national football team are well known for their “Golden generation” of players led by Hristo Stoichkov. The Bulgarian football legend was producing thrilling performances for the national team at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in USA and he helped the Lions make it to the semi-finals of the tournament.
The likes of Trifon Ivanov, Krasimir Balakov and Yordan Letchkov enjoyed a very successful tournament as well and, no doubt, they recorded a historical result at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The Bulgarians defeated Germany in the quarter-finals, but Italy proved to be a big catch for Dimitar Penev’s team. Bulgaria eventually suffered a heavy loss to Sweden in the third-place playoffs. Nowadays, Bulgaria struggle in qualifiers for major tournaments and it has to be noted that they have not participated at the finals since 1994.
Vasil Levski National Stadium is considered Bulgaria’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 43.320. Bulgaria wear white shirts, green shorts and white socks when playing at home, whilst green and red are their second colours.