Russia – Bulgaria
Russia host Bulgaria at the VTB Arena in their final preparatory fixture ahead of the European Championship. Having earned a draw in Poland on Tuesday, the Russians will be keen to claim a win before their opening. Manager Stanislav Cherchesov will be pleased to be playing their final warm up game at home where they have suffered just two defeats in their last 13 matches. They have claimed eight wins in that run.
Bulgaria are also coming off a draw as they were held 1-1 by Slovakia in their last international fixture. The Lions have struggled in recent times, failing to qualify for the European Championship. A dismal UEFA Nations League campaign also saw them relegated to League C without a single win from their six matches.
The most recent meeting between both teams was a 1-0 victory for the Russians in a friendly back in 2010. Our prediction is for a home win and under 2,5 goals.
This match will be played on 05/06/2021 at 18:00.