Stadium: Bilino Polje Stadium (Zenica)
These two teams have not won a single match in the qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Who’s going to break a run of bad form? Our prediction: the Bosnians will be closer to success!
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina has never qualified for a continental competition in its history, but was able to play in the world forum in 2014. But they failed to make it out of their group. And now the Bosnians are failing in their qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. They managed to get only two points in three games. Yes, they faced twice the French team, the world champions, but even here the Bosnians were able to get a score. Is it enough for second place in Group D and the relegation play-offs?
Team Kazakhstan has never in its history been selected for major international tournaments. And nothing will change this year. After the draw, it was clear that Kazakhstan will be the main outsiders of Group D. They lost to France and Finland - 0:2 and 0:1, respectively, but managed to take points from Ukraine, playing in a draw - 1:1 and 2:2. That's why the Kazakhs are in last place in Group D.
History of head-to-head encounters between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan
The teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan have never had a face-to-face match before. The upcoming game will be their debut.
Expert Betting Tips
Teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan currently occupy the bottom two lines in the table of Group D, while the Bosnians still have a chance to fight for the second place. Of course, in such a situation, the hosts will be much more motivated. Yes, Talgat Baysufinov's wards always show character and don't give up without a fight, but it's gonna be quite difficult for them here. You can bet on the victory of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a handicap (-1.5) at odds of about 1.90.
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan in the first half of the qualifying for World Cup 2022 did not show great results. They play very carefully and without risks. The Bosnians in three games scored only seven goals (2.33 average per game), and the Kazakhs scored nine goals (2.25 average per game) in four games. The best option for the prediction is Total Under 2.5 goals at odds close to 2.04.
Edin Dzeko had a blurry last season at Roma, and in the summer he moved to Inter. The 35-year-old scored for the new club as early as in friendly matches, and then scored in the opening round of Serie A. He is Bosnia and Herzegovina's biggest star, as he proved in his last game against France. In this situation, it is worth looking at a bet on Edin Dzeko's goal at odds of about 1.80.