Bulgaria vs Wales Prediction, 10/14/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bulgaria vs Wales
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria
Odds/Point Spread: Bulgaria (-135) Wales (+102)
Kieffer Moore and Wales (2-1-0 in Nations League) go to Vasil Levski National Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Bulgaria (0-1-2 in Nations League). The starting goalies will be Georgi Georgiev for Bulgaria and Wayne Hennessey for Wales. The moneyline on this contest has Bulgaria coming in at -135 and the Welsh are priced at +102. The total opens at 2.
Bulgaria controls possession for 47% of the time. They have racked up 36 fouls as well as having drawn 32 fouls for the tourney. They have attempted 24 shots with 6 of them being on target, which calculates to a 25.0% shots on target percentage. Bulgaria as a team have scored 1 goal this tourney, which is 44th in the league.
Bozhidar Kraev is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Bulgarians. Kraev has been in the starting lineup in 99 matches during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.32 goals per 90. The midfielder who is from Bulgaria has 31 goals in 8,855 mins. He has totaled 6 assists while accumulating 21 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Todor Nedelev, the midfielder who is from Bulgaria. He has helped on a goal 36 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 65 goals. Nedelev has accumulated 16,295 minutes in 187 career starts and has earned himself 20 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.36 goals per 90 during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Bulgaria is Georgi Georgiev. Georgiev (27-16-40 mark in his professional soccer career) has totaled 18 shutouts, which gives him a 22.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper taking the field for Bulgaria has faced 173 shots attempted at him in 82 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.98 (56 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .699. Georgiev has defended the goal for a total of 7,412 minutes and has earned 117 stops in his career.
Wales has tallied 42 fouls in the tournament (25th in the league) to go along with 39 fouls they have drawn. In the UEFA Nations League, they control possession of the ball 49% of the game. The Welsh have an average of 2.00 shots on target per 90 while having a total of 2 goals thus far in the tournament. They have hit on 33.3% of their SOT on 18 total shots.
Kieffer Moore will need to be on top of his game for Wales. The defender born in Wales has been on the pitch for 13,971 mins while scoring 64 goals. He has totaled 24 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He sports an average of 0.41 G/90 and has been a starter in 189 outings during his soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Gareth Bale, the forward who is from Wales. He has totaled 128 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 72 times. Bale has been handed 42 yellow card warnings in 27,908 minutes (321 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.41.
Wayne Hennessey will be residing in front of the net for Wales. In his pro soccer career, Hennessey has surrendered 421 goals and has accumulated 981 stops in 286 starts. He has conceded 1.47 goals per 90 while earning a record of 94-68-124. He has earned a save % of .703 and his shutout rate is currently 27.3%. Hennessey has accumulated 78 shutouts and defended 1,396 shots tried against him in 25,805 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wales (+102)
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