Nations League: Wales vs Bulgaria



Wales will look to win 2 consecutive wins to begin their UEFA Nations League campaign as they host Bulgaria in Cardiff on Sunday. The dragons made a belated 1-0 victory over Finland in their opening match, while Bulgaria was regretfully equalized in a 1-1 home draw against the Republic of Ireland. The most recent meeting ended in a 1-0 away win for Wales in Euro 2012 qualifiers - Bale scored the only goal for the Dragons under the leadership of late Gary Speed

Moore has scored his third in six appearances for Wales and will lead the squad again here, with James - who helped set up his most recent goal - placed in wing corridor. Jonny Williams looked a bit off on Thursday and could be substituted in the starting starting line-up with Harry Wilson instead. David Brooks re-trained with the team on Friday after recovering from a training ground collision, and Will Vaulks will push back into central midfield, allowing Giggs to leave one in two midfielders. Morrell or Levitt's mind rested. Thursday's light triumph in Helsinki helped maintain Wales' impressive form, now having three straight wins without conceding a goal. Ryan Giggs' students are also 7 games unbeaten since beating Hungary 2-0 in the Euro 2020 qualifying match 15 months ago. Kieffer Moore's 80th-minute decisive goal against Finland without Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen on the pitch - the latter two not even in the squad, Giggs is believing in his youth. much.

Bulgaria made big changes to their draw with Ireland, with just 5 surviving a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic last November. Not helped by a few absentees, Dermendzhiev could most likely choose to go with a similar squad that started off the nearest home trip. Kraev has scored more UEFA Nations League goals (3) than any other player for Bulgaria and will spearhead the attack in Cardiff. Bulgaria spent a nasty night against Ireland in their opening Group B4 match - Shane Duffy scored an equalizer in the 93rd minute at Sofia, Bozhidar Kraev previously opened the scoring for the Lions, they only won 1 in 15 last match - 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in mid-November. Even at this early stage.  




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