The national team of Bulgaria missed to qualify directly for EURO 2020, neither through qualifications nor through UEFA Nations League due to some poor performance. However, luck is very important in football, and now the Bulgarians have a third chance to take part in the most important football tournament in Europe. At its home field - Vasil Levski stadium, the team will be motivated as never to show the best of its abilities and to finally qualify for a big tournament after 16 years of missing the ‘’big football’’. The lack of stars and experienced names in the Bulgarian team is compensated by young players, who will try to make their country a proud participant in EURO 2020 in the last moment. The team qualified for the playoffs through its performance in UEFA Nations League, where it finished second in its group.
However, during the qualification process, the Bulgarian team disappointed its fans and finished in the fourth position in its group. The squad won only one game, made three draws, and lost four matches. Looking at the statistics, Bulgaria scored only six goals and received seventeen, which means that the new coach Georgi Dermendzhiev has to apply his experience as soon as possible in order to help the team to be more successful this time. The bookmakers are very pessimistic and don’t believe that Bulgaria has huge chances. Still, as it is well known, even the small teams are capable of doing great things when the team is focused and each and every player is aiming towards common goal - to join the European Championship.
Same as its opponent, Hungary disappointed its fans and failed to get a ticket for EURO 2020 through the qualifications. The team finished fourth in its group, and lost its chances to qualify, although it had opportunities just right up to the last game. In the last match, Hungary lost a crucial clash against Wales and didn't succeed to join directly in EURO 2020. This had significant impact on both players and fans mood. Luckily, the team performed better in its UEFA Nations League group, and now Hungary has a last chance to enter the European Championship through playoffs. The team should be very motivated to show its best, because as we said in our EURO 2020 betting guide, one of the host stadiums is in Hungary’s capital Budapest – the Puskas Ferenc Stadion. Unlike Bulgaria, Hungary has experienced players, who mostly play in Germany and the Hungarian Championship. However, the footballers are quite infamous, and we have to admit that they don’t have any exceptional skills, which can make them a strong favourite to win the game against Bulgaria. The bookmakers' odds are around 2.20 for Hungary to win the game, which can be considered as a good opportunity to back them.