First Goal Scorer Betting Tips For Italy v Bulgaria

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Author: Paul Reece

Tags: Football EURO 2016 Free Bets

Published: 11:57 06/09/2015

Italy take on Bulgaria in Group H on Sunday night as they continue their bid to reach Euro 2016. 

The Italians are unbeaten in qualifying so far but costly draws away from home have left their place in France next summer far from certain. 

Croatia top the group on goal difference while Norway are third, just two points behind the Italians. Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Malta then complete the table. 

The former World Cup winners have won two and drawn one of their first three games at home, however, while Bulgaria have won two and lost one on the road. 

Italy will be firm favourites and the first goalscorer market is definitely worth exploring.

Goalscorer Second Chance

Southampton strike Graziano Pelle has made a good start to this second season in England and the former Feyenoord forward has impressed since making his international debut last year.

The 30-year-old has three goals in five appearaces for the Azzurri, including two goals in four games in Group H. The Saints forward was the saviour for Italy on Thursday as he netted the 69th minute winner against Malta. 

The striker has four goals in seven games for Southampton so far this season and should lead the attack for Italy again tonight.

While veteran Andrea Pirlo could start in midfield, the former AC Milan and Juventus star is also a threat from set pieces.

Bulgaria's leading goalscorer is 29-year-old Ilian Mitsanski. The striker has two goals in six games in qualifying, including one against Italy when the two sides met in March.

Sunday's visitors held Italy to a 2-2 draw that day, and a similar result tonight could prove disastrous for Italy. 

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