Stadium: Bilino Polje Stadium (Zenica)
On March 23, the Bilino Polje stadium will be hosting a qualifying match for the European Football Championship, in which the national teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland will meet.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina has only qualified for major international tournaments once in its history. That was in 2014 when they managed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, where they finished third in the group and did not make the playoffs. After that, the results began to fall, and in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the Blue Yellows scored only one victory in eight games, finishing fourth out of five national teams. After that, the Dragons took part in the UEFA Nations League, where they showed a good result: they scored 11 points in six games, which allowed them to finish in the top spot in the quartet, moving up to the elite division.
The best years for the Icelandic national team are already in history. In the second half of the last decade, the Vikings qualified for two consecutive major international tournaments. First, they played at Euro 2016, reaching the quarterfinals, and then at the 2018 World Cup but failed to overcome the group stage. After that, the fine generation of Icelanders gradually became old, and new leaders have not appeared, so now the results are worsening. In the last UEFA League of Nations, they finished second in the group of three, remaining in the second-strongest division.
Expert Betting Tips
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland are rare participants in major international tournaments, but in the past decade, they still managed to qualify for the first time in history. Now they will certainly try to qualify for Euro 2024, but it will be challenging. Both national teams are still undergoing a generational change, so it's unlikely they are ready to show their best football here and now. Nevertheless, the team should be closer to success, as they have a home-field advantage. As a result, we'd have to bet on Bosnia and Herzegovina to win.
Recently the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland national teams have been showing very productive games. In the three previous official meetings with the Blue-Yellow team, we have seen 11 goals scored (3.67 on average per game), and the Vikings have scored 16 goals (3.20 on average per game) in the last five official games. Both figures are excellent, so we can also expect a goal-scoring confrontation. On this basis, the best option for the prediction seems to be a total over 2.5, and separately it is worth betting on Smail Predvlak's goal.
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