Bulgaria vs Finland Prediction, 11/15/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bulgaria vs Finland
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria
Odds/Point Spread: Bulgaria (+213) Finland (+133)
Teemu Pukki and Finland (3-0-1 in Nations League) are headed to Vasil Levski National Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Bulgaria (0-1-3 in Nations League). The starting goalkeepers will be Georgi Georgiev for Bulgaria and Lukas Hradecky for Finland. The Finns are at at +133 while the Bulgarians are priced at +213. The total has been set at 3.
Bulgaria as a team have accumulated 1 goal for the tourney, which ranks them 48th in the UEFA Nations League. They have attempted 28 shots with 6 of them being on target, which means they have a 21.4% SOT percentage. They have been called for 51 fouls as well as having drawn 47 fouls for the tourney. Bulgaria has been able to control possession for 48.5% of games.
Bozhidar Kraev is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Bulgarians. Kraev has been in the starting lineup in 101 outings during his pro soccer career and has 0.31 goals per 90. The midfielder representing Bulgaria has accumulated 31 goals scored in 9,051 professional minutes played. He has totaled 6 assists while earning 21 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Todor Nedelev, the midfielder representing Bulgaria. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times during his soccer career while he has scored 65 goals. Nedelev has been on the field for 16,474 mins during 189 starts and has been handed a total of 20 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.36 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Bulgaria will be Georgi Georgiev. Georgiev (27-16-40 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 18 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper representing Bulgaria has seen 173 shots attempted at him in 82 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.98 (56 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .699. Georgiev has seen the pitch for a total of 7,412 mins and has 117 stops thus far in his career.
The Finns average 3.25 shots on target per 90 while having earned 4 goals thus far. As we sit, they control possession of the ball 50.3% of the time. Finland has 38 total fouls this tourney (52nd in Nations League) to go along with 38 fouls drawn. They have been able to connect on 33.3% of their SOT on 39 shots.
Teemu Pukki should be able to be counted on for Finland. He is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 263 contests during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Finland has been on the field for 23,891 professional minutes and has earned 133 goals. He has accumulated 19 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 38 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Joel Pohjanpalo, the forward taking the field for Finland. He has 52 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 7 times. Pohjanpalo has been handed 8 yellow cards in 9,047 minutes played (95 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.52.
Lukas Hradecky is expected to look after the goal for Finland. In his pro soccer career, Hradecky has allowed 367 goals and has accounted for 833 saves in 292 starting assignments. He has given up 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 120-75-96. He has a save % of .701 and his clean sheet rate is 30.8%. Hradecky has racked up 90 shutouts and has seen 1,190 shots tried against him in 26,279 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bulgaria (+213) and over 3 goals
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