Euro 2020 champions Italy come against Bulgaria at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence today, September 2, 2021, at 2:45 PM (ET) in the European World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this Group C Matchday 4 match, such as the preview, information, predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the game in the US.
This will be their 21st overall meeting. No surprises here as Italy are the favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 11 occasions so far; Bulgaria have grabbed a triumph twice to this day, and a great number of even seven games have ended in a draw.
Their last match was played on March 28, 2021, and it ended in a 2-0 Italy victory in Matchday 2 of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the second time this year, again in the European World Cup Qualifiers 2022.
Italy vs Bulgaria: Match Information
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Time: 2:45 PM (ET)
Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Italy vs Bulgaria: Time By State in the U.S.
ET: 2:45 PM
CT: 1:45 PM
MT: 12:45 PM
PT: 11:45 AM
Italy vs Bulgaria: Storylines
Italy have been in decent form in the three Qatar 2022 Qualifying matches, winning all three of them. They managed to emerge victorious over Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, and Lithuania. Meanwhile, Bulgaria have been off to a terrible start of the tournament, not winning a single game so far. Thus, they have two losses and one draw in their first three games of the group after being defeated by Switzerland and Italy and drawing with Northern Ireland.
The Azzurri currently sit on top of the Group C table with nine points in three games so far. On the other hand, the Lions are placed three positions below them, in fourth place of Group C with only one point won after three matches.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to June 14, 1966, when the Italian cruised past the Bulgarian players 6-1 in an International Friendly. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see if either one of the clubs will grab the three points in Round 4.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Italy vs Bulgaria in the U.S.
The 2022 European World Cup Qualifiers Group C Matchday 4 game between Italy and Bulgaria, to be played on Thursday at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, will be broadcasted on ESPN+, TUDN.com, TUDNxtra, TUDN App in the United States.
Italy vs Bulgaria: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Italy. FanDuel see the home side as the clear favorites to claim another win in this group and they have given them -1450 odds. The away side Bulgaria, meanwhile, have a whopping +3800 odds to cause an upset this weekend and claim their first victory, while a tie would result in a +900 payout.
* Odds by FanDuel