Looking to make it two in two when they make a return to home soil this weekend, Wales will be hoping to keep up their recent revival when they welcome Bulgaria to an empty Cardiff on Sunday afternoon.
Picking up what was a very impressive 1-0 win away against Finland when opening their Nations League campaign on Thursday night, the Dragons find themselves in the midst of a seven-match unbeaten run and have won their last three appearances on the bounce.
On the flip side, left heartbroken to have seen Ireland snatch an injury-time equalizer on home soil earlier in the week, Bulgaria are in the midst of what has been a dreadful run of form that has seen them land just a single victory across any format since October 2018.
In for what should be a tough test when they travel across Europe on Sunday afternoon, it should also be noted that when the two nations last met back in 2011, Wales landed a 1-0 win on foreign soil. A similar home victory this weekend can be found priced at 3/5 with Paddy Power.
Moore does it again
While Wales might have made the trip to Finland on Thursday night hosting a string of debutants, Ryan Giggs’ youngsters put on another eye-catching display on foreign soil and find the mood in their camp at a real high.
Along with welcoming Gareth Bale back from his Spanish exile, the former Manchester United icon saw his inexperienced squad pick up a 1-0 win on the road and they’re now unbeaten across all competitions since June of last year.
Bagging Wales’ second-half winner out in Finland earlier in the week, there is no doubt that Giggs will be hugely excited by Kieffer Moore’s extended international purple patch.
Cementing his spot as the Dragons’ #1 option up top, the 28-year-old made the move to Cardiff earlier in the summer and has recorded three goals in his last five appearances for Giggs’ men.
Enjoying an impressive return from football’s enforced break, you might be interested to know that Moore can be found priced at 7/4 with Coral to extend on his tally in Cardiff this weekend.
Bulgaria’s away day issues
Watching Shane Duffy grab Ireland a 92nd-minute equalizer on their travels earlier in the week, Bulgaria were left heartbroken on Thursday night and have only continued on what has been a torrid 18 months.
Collecting just six points during qualifying for next year’s European Championships and lucky to have not lifted the wooden spoon in Group A, Georgi Dermendzhiev’s men have managed to win just one of their last 15 contests and have a real reputation for their issues on the road.
Last seen on foreign soil playing out what was an incredibly lacklustre 0-0 stalemate against Montenegro last year, Bulgaria have not recorded a single victory outside of Sofia over the past 24 months.
Even more worrying for Sunday’s guests, the Lions have failed to record a single strike on their travels from open play in over 300 minutes of action and have managed to muster just a single strike in their last four meetings against Wales.
You might be interested to know that Bulgaria can be found priced at 5/6 with Bet365 to draw another blank this weekend.