Bulgaria vs Sweden – World Cup qualifications and this is a match between two great soccer teames.
I will start with the statement that Bulgaria have almost no chance in this match even for a point. Yeah, maybe some of the users will say that a lot of people told the same when we met Holland half an year ago, that Bulgarian team will lose, but we won it 2:0. Now the situation looks totally different and unoptimistic.
Bulgarian team is without a few important players- their captain Dyakov(MF) and maybe Andrey Galabinov will captain the Bulgarian side-it’s still not sure. Also Nikolay Mihaylov(GK) will miss this match which is not a big loss cause he is not the first option in our national team and he’s one of the players who is not loved by the Bulgarian crowd. Our coach will have to choose between Bozhidar Mitrev(Levski Sofia), Plamen Iliev(Astra) ot Georgi Kitanov(CSKA-Sofia). It’s almost sure for me that Mitrev will start the match. Crotone winger Alexander Tonev is the other absentee, but the biggest miss is Spas Delev- the man who scored the three goals which gave our team 6 points in the home wins against Belarus(1:0) and Holland(2:0). Galabinov is expected to lead the attack supported maybe by Ivelin Popov, Manolev and Georgi Milanov, but the starting line-up is still unpredictable and Petar Hubchev is the man to choose it before the start of the game.
Sweden is with their best line-up in Sofia and is expected to start with their main formation 4-4-2 with Berg and Toivonen as forwards. I don’t have to mention how many of their players are part of really big european clubs, so the difference between the class of Bulgarian players and Swedish players is really enormous. Also the Swedish team arrived 5 days before the game to get used to the conditions in Sofia. The team also booked CSKA-Sofia’s stadium to train there and prepare for the upcoming game. They take this match seriously and will fight for the three points as our team, but the class of Swedish opponents is expected to prevail here.
The situation in the group is that Bulgaria is 4 points behind the leaders France and Sweden. We are with 9 mga punto, while Sweden are with 13 mga punto. We are popular with the fact that when we have to win three required points to stay in the game for participation in a big tournament, we always fail. Our players never show their best when they feel the pressure and this will be this kind of match. Also Sweden are our “Black cat”- one of the most unpleasant teams in our football history. 2 panalo, 2 kumukuha at 9 losses in 13 posporo, losing the last 4 matches against Sweden in this decade with trashing results 5:0/3:0/3:0/3:0.
Tayo ay juct ’ t hanapin ang karapatan na paraan upang i-play laban sa mga ito matangkad at malakas na koponan. Ang magkaroon ng mas mahusay na indibidwal, sila ay lumilipad ng mataas matapos matalo sa huling round France sa Sweden 2:1, aming pagtitiwala ay mababang bilang ng damo matapos na-miss namin ang isang ginintuang pagkakataon ay talagang malapit ang mga lider matapos ang pagkawala 2:1 sa Belarus.. Swedish manalo dito mukhang garantisadong at mayroon akong walang duda na magkakaroon sila ng mga paraan upang alisin ang mga ito. 0:1 o 0:3 ay ang aking hula para sa huling iskor dito.