Home wins against Montenegro and Switzerland have seen Wales off the foot of Group G and a draw or better in Sofia on Tuesday night would mean that Gary Speed’s team avoid the wooden spoon.
The decision to switch home games to the Cardiff City Stadium and Liberty Stadium appears to be bearing fruit, along with the fact that the team are starting to build more confidence thanks to the influence of Craig Bellamy, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale.
It was the latter pair that were on the scoresheet during a 2-0 win over the Swiss and the visitors can be backed at 11/4 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to sign off in style by winning a match against a team that recently parted company with Lothar Matthaus as manager.
Bulgaria never really recovered from a 4-0 battering at the hands of England although they did win 1-0 in Cardiff a year ago and will be keen to avoid finishing bottom of the group, with the bookmakers making them warm favourites at even money.
Wales will hope that the pace of Bale can cause problems for the home defence and the Tottenham star is 11/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to score the first goal of the game, with Bellamy a 15/2 chance.
The draw can be backed at around the 5/2 mark, with the Welsh having come very close to securing a point in their last away match against England.