Thursday’s football game at Nacionalen Stadion Vasil Levski pits together Bulgaria and Republic of Ireland. The Bulgarians failed to impress in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, with the team finishing the process in fourth position in the standings. Georgi Dermendzhiev’s troops are eager to get back on course, but the Nations League game against Ireland will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. SportPesa enables users to use analytical tools before placing a bet on one of the teams.
The Boys in Green will be without Glenn Whelan, Michael Obafemi, Sean Maguire, and Scott Hogan in Thursday’s clash, but the likes of Shane Long and James McCarthy return to the squad. Anyhow, Ireland are more of a team than Bulgaria, and they should take advantage of the fact that the game will be played behind closed doors. Both Jayson Molumby and Adam Idah are eyeing their senior international debuts with Republic of Ireland. Using the BetPawa platform, you can view the teams’ odds and make a deal in any way convenient for you.
This match will be played on 03/09/2020 at 21:45
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (GEORGI TERZIEV):
Georgi Terziev is a defender who was born in Sliven, Bulgaria on April 18, 1992. Terziev’s main position is centre-back, but he is often used as a full-back and it has to be noted that he is a two-footed footballer. The Bulgaria international started his youth career at his home-town club Sliven and then he moved to Naftex Burgas.
After making nine appearances for the club at senior level, Georgi Terziev joined Chernomorets Burgas in 2009. The defender played for the Sharks from 2009 to 2013 and the he decided to take his career to the next level. Georgi Terziev signed for big-spending Bulgarian side Ludogorets on August 12, 2013 for a fee of €500,000 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
However, in 2017 he played eight games for Croatian side Hajduk Split on loan, but he returned to Razgrad at the end of the 2016/2017 season. Speaking of his international career, Georgi Terziev made his debut for the Bulgaria national football team in October, 2011 in a friendly game against Ukraine.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (IRELAND):
Competing as an independent entity since 1953, Republic of Ireland have struggled to match the world’s best national teams ever since, although they did achieve several respectable results on the road. Their best ever result, the 1990 World Cup quarter-final, was achieved with a big smile from Lady Luck seeing that the Irish reached the last eight without winning a single match.
They have since reached the last 16 stage at the 1994 and 2002 tournaments, while only qualifying for three European Championship finals (1988, 2012, 2016). The Irish were in the top 10 of the FIFA Rankings in 1993 and 1994, but have failed to repeat the success in the next twenty odd years, and it appears they are no closer to bridging the gap behind European powerhouses.
Robbie Keane holds the record for most national team caps and goals at the same time, having bagged 67 in 143 appearances, whereas Niall Quinn, Steve Staunton, Damien Duff, Tony Cascarino and Don Givens are some of the other star players.