England vs Bosnia and Herzegovina prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/06/2024

England will be looking to bounce back following three games without a win when they play their first of two warm-up games ahead of Euro 2024 with the game to be played at St. James' Park due to Wembley hosting the Champions League final.

England vs Bosnia-Herzegovina prediction
England's Jude Bellingham celebrates a goal against Belgium – Photo by Icon Sport

Southgate is likely to be without Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Jude Bellingham for Monday's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina which means that a few of their uncapped and untested players might get a chance to impress Gareth Southgate ahead of the upcoming squad cut.

Goalkeeper James Trafford, defenders Jarrad Branthwaite and Jarell Quansah, and midfielders Curtis Jones and Adam Wharton could all secure their first senior England caps should Southgate start or bring any of them on at St. James' Park.

England vs Bosnia and Herzegovina prediction: England to return to winning ways?

Key Stats

  • England have won three of their last six international matches, keeping clean sheets in two of their last four home games.
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina have lost five of their last six fixtures, failing to score in two of those defeats.
  • England have only scored more than two goals in one of their last six matches.
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina have only conceded more than two goals in two of their last six outings.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies backing an England win

  • HOME: 1/6 (1.17) – 85.7%
  • DRAW: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%
  • AWAY: 17/1 (18.00) – 5.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: First-ever meeting between these two nations

England have never faced Bosnia and Herzegovina since the country split from the former Yugoslavia in 1992. However, England have played against Yugoslavia 14 times between 1939 and 1987, picking up five wins, five draws and four defeats.

England preview: Looking to end three-game winless run

Gareth Southgate's side will be looking to return to winning ways ahead of their trip to Germany for Euro 2024 after a loss to Brazil that was sandwiched between draws against North Macedonia and Belgium.

Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw are unlikely to face Bosnia-Herzegovina due to injury, while Jude Bellingham will be in action for Real Madrid over the weekend so isn't available for selection.

Predicted lineup: Pickford (GK), Walker, Trippier, Gomez, Stones, Mainoo, Rice, Foden, Saka, Kane & Rashford

International Match 07/06/24

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Iceland

Iceland

1

England

England

0

International Match 03/06/24

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Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0

England

England

3

Others 30/04/24

D

Scotland

Scotland

0

England

England

0

International Match 26/03/24

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Belgium

Belgium

2

England

England

2

International Match 23/03/24

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Brazil

Brazil

1

England

England

0

Bosnia-Herzegovina preview: Lost last four matches

Bosnia and Herzegovina failed to qualify for Euro 2024 but should provide England with a decent rest on Monday.

Veteran forward Edin Dzeko captains the side at the age of 38 and despite his advanced age, the former Man City striker will provide a danger for the England defence as he heads into the game on the back of a 21 league goal campaign with Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Predicted lineup: Vasilj (GK), Kolašinac, Hadžikadunić, Ahmedhodžić, Gazibegović, Omerović, Tahirović, Hajradinović, Krunić, Džeko & Demirović

International Match 09/06/24

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Italy

Italy

1

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0

International Match 03/06/24

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England

England

3

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0

Euro 2024 Qualifying 21/03/24

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Ukraine

Ukraine

2

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 19/11/23

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Slovakia

Slovakia

2

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 16/11/23

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

4

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Player to watch – Kobbie Mainoo

Manchester United's Kobbie Mainoo is pushing for a place in England's starting eleven following an impressive breakthrough season at Old Trafford.

Kobbie Mainoo player to watch
Kobbie Mainoo of England breaks with the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

The 19-year-old is viewed by many as the perfect partner for Declan Rice in the heart of the England midfield following the United man's man-of-the-match performance in the FA Cup final in which he scored the winning goal against Manchester City.

The Man Utd teenager will be hoping to start against Bosnia-Herzegovina

We're expecting Mainoo to start against Bosnia-Herzegovina and back the teenage star to put in the kind of performance that will have Southgate thinking hard about his starting lineup for the first group game against Serbia.

The latest Tweets from each camp

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.