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Russia vs Bulgaria prediction, odds, and free betting tips (05/06/21)

This preview focuses on Russia’s last preparation for the upcoming European Championship and they take on Bulgaria in a friendly match at the VTB Arena.

Russia vs Bulgaria – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Russia were able to get a decent 1-1 draw with Poland, who were without Robert Lewandowski, in their last friendly match before heading to the Euro 2020 group matches. Bulgaria began their run of friendlies with a 1-1 draw with Slovakia. The top tips for this match at:

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Russia win

Russia did relatively well in the friendly against Poland. The team are unlikely to risk a lot in search of a win in this upcoming match, as the Euro 2020 group stages take more precedence. However, Russia are up against a Bulgaria outfit without a win under Yasen Petrov. Bulgaria do not have any competitive matches lined up apart from a couple of friendlies and they are likely to end up stretching their winless run to more than six matches.

Total goals under 2.5

Bulgaria did manage to get on the scoresheet against Slovakia, but their record against Russia is very bad with no wins against this opponent since 1997. Since the 5-0 mauling at the hands of Serbia back in November, Russia have scored in each game. They have a lot riding on this friendly before heading to the Euro 2020 group match against Belgium. The different priorities for the two teams coupled with their poor form could make this a low scoring match.

Russia clean sheet – yes

Russia have not kept a clean sheet since November 2020 when they prevented Moldova from scoring in a friendly match. Bulgaria are unlikely to pose a huge threat for the Russian defence, which was relatively untested in the game against Poland.

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Russia

Russia will already have one eye on the Euro 2020 group game against Belgium. Stanislav Cherchesov will be glad that his team will not be facing Kevin De Bruyne, who is unavailable due to injury. At the same time, Russia are suffering from injuries to several key players. Even then, Cherchesov will be glad that the absence of these players did not hamper the team against Poland.

Bulgaria

The 1-1 draw with Slovakia would have certainly pleased Bulgaria more than the opponents. Petrov has struggled to get his team up and running since taking over from Georgi Dermendzhiev. Due to the lack of Euro 2020 action, Bulgaria have lined up a high-profile friendly against France before heading to the World Cup qualifiers in September.

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Russia
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June 5, 2021
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Russia vs Bulgaria

icon Head to Head

05/06/21
IM
Russia
Russia
1 - 0
Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Russia

Last 5

01/06/21
IM
Poland
Poland
1 - 1
Russia
Russia
30/03/21
E-WCQ
Slovakia
Slovakia
2 - 1
Russia
Russia
27/03/21
E-WCQ
Russia
Russia
2 - 1
Slovenia
Slovenia
24/03/21
E-WCQ
Malta
Malta
1 - 3
Russia
Russia
18/11/20
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Serbia
Serbia
5 - 0
Russia
Russia

Bulgaria

Last 5

08/06/21
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France
France
3 - 0
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
01/06/21
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Slovakia
Slovakia
1 - 1
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
31/03/21
E-WCQ
Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
0 - 0
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
28/03/21
E-WCQ
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
0 - 2
Italy
Italy
25/03/21
E-WCQ
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
1 - 3
Switzerland
Switzerland

Questions on the Russia vs Bulgaria match

Russia vs Bulgaria prediction

Where is the match going to take place? VTB Arena

When will this match start? June 5, 2021 at 16:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Russia