Each national team has to complete a maximum of four games in the European Championship qualification. By the middle of November at the latest, we will know which 20 teams have managed to solve the direct ticket for EURO next year. A small preliminary decision could possibly fall during the weekend in Group J, because the highly estimated Bosnians are threatened by the premature knockout.
After only seven points from six games so far, it looks as if the “Golden Lilies” – like in 2012 and 2016 – again missed the participation in the continental championship. If you want to prevent this worst case scenario, a home win on Saturday night is definitely mandatory. Bosnia receives Finland and is even slightly favored according to the odds.
Soccer Betting Tips Bosnia vs Finland
Whether the advantages but actually on the side of the ranked, may be doubted, because at least it seething in the association currently extremely, which among other things led to coach Robert Prosinecki announced his resignation, and then a short time later to back down. With the Croatian coach, the Bosnians want to build on old days of splendor.
However, the Finns could turn out to be a hard nut, especially since the Northern Europeans are one of the best defensives of the previous European Championship qualification and also arrive after the last good results with a lot of self-confidence. Consequently, we would foresee between Bosnia and Finland from a prediction for a home win and instead prefer a bet on the draw. This would logically only help the Scandinavians.
Bosnia – Statistics & Current Form
Even today we have the emotional images in mind, which were created in 2013 after the successful qualification for the World Cup 2014 in Bosnia. Strangers hugged the streets and celebrated the biggest success of their independent national team, which has been registered with UEFA since 1998.
Although the Bosnians failed at the World Cup finals in Brazil after two defeats and a win in the preliminary round, but still crave players, fans and responsible for a similar highlight as five to six years ago. At the moment, however, the “Golden Lilies” seem far away from it.
The history of the first European Championship has been a long way off, according to the latest results. Four games to go, the Bosnians are five points behind second-placed Finland. In addition, the Armenians currently have two more points in the account than the disappointed “Zmajevi”, which has to attribute the suffering itself.
Already three of the so far completed six qualifying matches has the world ranking 42. lost. Among others, they drew in the first leg against the Finns (0: 2) as well as against Group Croesus Italy (1: 2) the short straw. The bitterest bankruptcy had to endure the “Golden Lilies” last month in Armenia. With 2-4, the Bosnians unexpectedly got under the wheels and thus embarrassed themselves to the bone.
Coach Robert Prosinecki then took the consequences and resigned with immediate effect. Because the Croatian head coach still has a surprisingly good standing within the association, those responsible persuaded him to continue the work. The decision-making level assured the violently criticized trainer full confidence until the end of the contract after the European Championship qualification. Retailing beyond the fall of 2019 is still very unlikely.
Due to this in the end unexplained or at least rather unsafe persona on the coaching bank, we hold between Bosnia and Finland a tip on the home success for daring. But it is also clear that only a threesome can bring back the hopes for second place in the group. In the event of a tie or even a further bankruptcy, the pan-European EM 2020 will take place without Bosnian participation, we will stick to it.
To make matters worse, the “Zmajevi” has to give up their perhaps most important player. Scorer Edin Dzeko, who has scored in each of the last three qualifiers, is unavailable due to a maxillofacial surgery that puts him out of action for about three to four weeks.
The responsibility is therefore on the international leaders Miralem Pjanic, Sead Kolasinac or Ermin Bicakcic, all of which are not regarded as dangerous for goal. Edin Visca from Turkish runner-up Basaksehir and Amer Gojak from Dinamo Zagreb are expected to take over this role.
Expected formation of Bosnia:
➱ Sehic – Kolasinac, Bicakcic, Zukanovic, Civic – Cimirot, Besic – Visca, Pjanic, Gojak – Bajic
➱ Coach: Prosinecki
Last matches of Bosnia:
⚽️ 08.09.2019 – Armenia Vs. Bosnia 4: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Bosnia vs Liechtenstein 5: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Italy vs Bosnia 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Finland vs. Bosnia 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Bosnia vs Greece 2: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
Finland – Statistics & Current Form
The Finnish national team is close to the by far most significant success of their own association history. So far, Suomi has never qualified for a World Cup or European Championship finals. The nearly one-hundred-year wait could finally come to an end in November.
As promising as current, the Scandinavians have not been in the race for a long time. Four games to go before qualifying in Group J, the White Blues rank second and three points clear of Armenia and five points clear of the Bosnians.
The good starting position is also underlined by the fact that the team of coach Kanerva, who celebrates his three-year service anniversary in December, has already twice played against the favorite from Italy and beyond may complete the potentially decisive match against Armenia in front of home crowd.
Before the game, which is widely known as the “endgame for second place”, will be held on Tuesday against the surprisingly strong Armenians, their own run on Saturday evening will be continued against the Bosnians. If you exclude the two expected defeats against the Squadra Azzurra namely, the “Uhus” stand in four wins in four matches.
Particularly noteworthy is the defensive, because with only four goals conceded there are only a few national teams in the whole continent, which have received fewer hits in the qualification so far than the Kanerva protected. The fact that the Finns rather come through a compact defense, is also underlined by the only eight goals scored.
Five of these eight goals go to Teemu Pukki’s account. The ex-Schalke are currently in the shape of his life and scored six goals in the first eight Premier League matchdays for promoted Norwich City and prepared two more. On the 29-year-olds, it will also arrive again on the weekend, when the Finns out of a stable defensive, will try to take pin-pricks.
Because coach Kanerva would in all likelihood be satisfied with a draw in Zenica, it can be assumed that the guest will put the focus accordingly once more on the work against the ball. Among other things, we are facing the duel of Finland vs. Bosnia’s prediction that the odds for a draw will bring a rather attractive value.
Expected lineup of Finland:
➱ Hradecky – Uronen, Väisanen, Toivio, Arajuuri, Granlund – Kamara, Lod, Jensen, Schüller – Pukki
➱ Trainer: Kanerva
Last matches of Finland:
⚽️ 08.09.2019 – Finland vs. Italy 1: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Finland vs. Greece 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Liechtenstein vs Finland 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Finland vs. Bosnia 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Armenia Vs. Finland 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
Bosnia vs Finland Direct Comparison
Only for the third time are the two teams facing each other at international level. The friendly game from the year 2004, which the East Europeans won 1-0, we can in terms of our Bosnia vs Finland tip to neglect. More relevant is the first leg of the current European Championship qualification, in which the Scandinavians held the upper hand 2-0. Double goalkeeper in perhaps the most important victory of the Finns for many years was of course Teemu Pukki.
Bosnia vs Finland Soccer Betting Tips Explained
When Bosnia and Finland face each other at 6:00 pm on Saturday night, bookmakers’ betting odds imply that the hosts have a better chance of winning a threesome. However, we do not agree with this assessment of the bookmakers, which can primarily be determined by two factors.
On the one hand, the “Golden Lilies” are still playing with only seven points after six games a weak qualification and on the other falls with Edin Dzeko by far the most dangerous fighter attacker due to injury. In addition, after the retired resignation of coach Robert Prosinecki some questions remain open. Consequently, we would definitely refrain from predicting home victory between Bosnia and Finland.
Key Facts – Bosnia vs Finland tips
♦️ Bosnia has to win to keep the mini-chances in second place
♦️ Finland conceded only four goals in six games
♦️ The first leg in Tampere won the Scandinavians by two Pukki goals 2-0
The Finns are very good in Group J before the remaining four match days. According to the current status, the Scandinavians have the best chances to qualify as second for the first time for an European Championship finals. Before the important match at home against their direct competitor Armenia is due on Tuesday, the Kanerva team would certainly be content with a counter in Zenica.
We hold before the duel Bosnia vs Finland, the tip for passable odds on the X for quite profitable, as we assume that Suomi will once again attach great importance to a stable defensive. A goalless draw or a 1: 1 is the most likely end result for us.
Competition: EC Qualification Grp. J
Bet Tip: X
Stake: 3/10 units