BLG vs ITA Dream11: Italy brushed past Northern Ireland 2-0 to get their World Cup European Qualification campaign underway and they’ll be looking to back that up with another three points away vs Bulgaria in Sofia. The hosts fell to a 1-3 defeat at home to Switzerland in their opening Group C match and have struggled badly on their own patch in recent fixtures, losing their last four home competitive games. When taking into account the strength of this Italian squad, Roberto Mancini’s side looks set to extend the woes of Bulgaria.
Date: 29 March, Monday
Time: 12:15 AM (IST)
Venue: Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia
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Bulgaria – L-D-L-W-L
Italy – W-W-W-W-D
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
BLG Wins- 00
ITA Wins– 03
Injury Report and Unavailability: Yasen Petrov saw all of his players come through unscathed in their opening tie against Switzerland, with his squad fully fit.
Expected changes and Strategy: Bulgaria utilized a three-man defense to cancel out Switzerland and may revert to a four-man backline against Italy.
Bulgaria Starting XI (Likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: Roberto Mancini saw his Inter Milan players join up late due to a COVID-19 scare. The likes of Nicolo Barella, Alessandro Bastoni and Roberto Sensi are expected to start this game.
Expected changes and Strategy: Mancini will be tempted to rotate his entire starting lineup, with Andrea Belotti, Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi likely to get a chance.
Italy Starting XI (Likely)
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BLG vs ITA Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Ciro Immobile: Immobile has 1 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 20.38%. He had a total of 1 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 1 key passes and he created a total of 3 chances.
Kiril Despodov: Despodov has 1 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 21.36%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 4 key passes and he created a total of 1 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Nicolo Barella: Barella has 1 goals and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 23.12%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 3 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 3 chances.
Defenders: Popov, Florenzi, Bonucci
Midfielders: Malinov, Verratti, Chiesa, Kostadinov
Attackers: Immobile, Insigne, Despodov
Italy have rarely lost to Bulgaria, but they haven’t won there in quite a while either. Roberto Mancini’s men have looked hugely impressive of late, and their strength in depth will come to the fore against tired Bulgarian legs. We expect yet another comfortable win for the Azzurri with Andrea Belotti amongst the goals. In our BLG vs ITA Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-1 win for Italy in this match.