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Qatar vs Bulgaria Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (26/03/2022)

Qatar and Bulgaria meet in Al Rayyan for an international friendly match on Saturday. Can the World Cup hosts secure a positive result against the Bulgarians? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Qatar vs Bulgaria – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Qatar face a tough test against a European side in Saturday’s fixture in Al Rayyan. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Bulgaria Double Chance

Qatar performed well to secure a third-place finish at the Arab Cup before Christmas, though the World Cup hosts generally struggle when facing European opposition. In fact, their only victory in their last nine meetings with sides from Europe came against minnows Luxembourg and a Bulgarian outfit that have avoided defeat in five of their last seven assignments should prove tough to topple in Al Rayyan.

Both Teams to Score

Both teams to score has been a winning bet in five of Bulgaria’s last seven fixtures and the same market could be worth pursuing when The Lions travel to Qatar. The hosts have notched in all but one of their last seven contests and they should pack enough punch in front of their own fans to notch on Saturday, however, with their poor record against European teams a major factor, a clean sheet seems beyond them.

Over 2.5 Goals

As we’ve discussed previously, Qatar regularly toil against the higher-calibre of football that European teams play and The Maroon have struggled to keep the score down on occasion. In their last three tests against sides from that region (Portugal, Republic of Ireland and Serbia), Qatar shipped 11 times and each contest produced over 2.5 goals. A stake on the same market is advised when Bulgaria head south this weekend.

Qatar vs Bulgaria Match Preview and Team News

Qatar

Head Coach Felix Sanchez has named a strong squad for Qatar’s upcoming friendlies against Bulgaria and Slovenia. After the nation’s strong showing in the Arab Cup before Christmas, optimism is starting to build ahead of the World Cup later this year, where the hosts will hope to be a competitive force. Qatar will look to Almoez Ali to provide the goals up front.

Bulgaria

Ivan Dyulgerov, Alex Petkov and Miki Orachev are the only uncapped players in Bulgaria’s squad for their fixtures against Qatar and Croatia. There is a distinct lack of goals in The Lions’ camp however, with Ivaylo Chochev the current top scorer on the roster with just four goals.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Qatar vs Bulgaria

Check out our rundown of the top stats for Saturday’s game below alongside a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Qatar vs Bulgaria Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Qatar vs Bulgaria prediction

Have these nations met before?

This will be the first ever meeting between Qatar and Bulgaria.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 18:30 CET (GMT +1).

Who is favourite to win this week?

The bookmakers have made Qatar their favourites to win Saturday’s friendly fixture.