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Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland Predictions and Best Odds
The home team will have a new manager for the start of the Euro 2024 qualifying and will meet Iceland for the first time.
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- 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland Predictions and Best Odds
- 2 Latest Market Odds and Stats for the Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland prediction
- 3 Current form
- 4 Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland Lineups, Team News, and Preview
- 5 Player to Watch: Edin Dzeko
- 6 Facts and Notes about Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland prediction
Both Teams to Score – No
Bosnia and Herzegovina have a new manager, Faruk Hadzibegic was appointed a couple of months ago to bring some joy back to this football-loving nation. However, there are a lot of unknowns about how the team will look as the new coach didn't have much time to figure out the way how he wants his squad to play. Regarding the first Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland prediction, in their last five home matches, Bosnia and Herzegovina had four games with a 1-0 score. Iceland, on the other hand, played two matches without at least one team scoring a goal. This will be the first time that these nations are meeting in any kind of match, so there are no historic data to back how they fare against each other.
Bosnia and Herzegovina to Win
The game Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland will be played in the home team's favorite surroundings, Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica, and with the legendary Edin Dzeko still captaining the ship, the hosts will look to bolster their chances of a good start to the qualifying campaign. Bosnia and Herzegovina players will aim to change the narrative of their latest sub-par performances, especially the last competitive match that was played in September and which they lost 4-1 to Romania. The positive aspect for Bosnia and Herzegovina is that they won their last four matches at home. Iceland has won only two games out of their last 16 which will be something that the visiting team's players will try to change.
Latest Market Odds and Stats for the Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland prediction
These are the latest stats for the game:
Bosna and Herzegovina's last five matches: WDWWL
Iceland's last five matches: LWWDL
Here are all the current Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland odds brought to you by the bookmakers across the internet:
Bosnia and Herzegovina odds: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.6%
Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%
Iceland odds: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%
The bookmakers give a higher probability of a win to the home nation, but with many unfamiliar things going on in the background, especially with the new manager in charge for Bosnia and Herzegovina, bettors could be best served to look at other options available to them. There are a lot of suggestions you will find useful at our dedicated football bettings tips page, and here are some other options for your choosing: Bosnia and Herzegovina Win with BTTS-No is valued at 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%, and going for a goalless First Half will get you odds of 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%.
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland Lineups, Team News, and Preview
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The home nation never played in European Championships and this will be the last chance for Bosnia and Herzegovina's legendary striker Edin Dzeko to make his appearance. There are other notable veterans still vying to experience the best of the EUROs, and they will be eager to prove they belong. Sead Kolasinac could miss the match through injury.
Predicted lineup: Sehic, Ahmedhodzic, Hadzikadunic, Dedic, Gazibegovic, Hadziahmetovic, Krunic, Prcic, Tahirovic, Demirovic, Dzeko.
The small island nation played in Euro 2016 where they sensationally beat England and reached the quarterfinals, but they experienced little success since those days. Iceland hasn't won an away match in their last six encounters and will be hard-pressed to change that tune in Zenica. There are no availability issues for the guest side.
Predicted lineup: Runarsson, Magnusson, Gretarsson, Olafsson, Sampsted, Johannesson, Haraldsson, Traustason, Ellertson, Sigurdsson, Gudmundsson.
Player to Watch: Edin Dzeko
The 37-year-old will play in probably his final qualifying campaign as he is hoping to reach the European championships Finals for the first time. He has played a record 126 times for his country scoring 64 goals. His decorated club career has continued at Inter Milan for which he scored seven goals and assisted four times in 27 appearances this season.
Facts and Notes about Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iceland prediction
- When is the kick-off? – 19:45 BST, 20:45 CET
- What was the score the last time they met? – This will be their first match
- Who will officiate the match? – Donatas Rumsas is the referee