Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland betting tips: Euro 2020 playoff preview, predictions & odds

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland betting tips: Euro 2020 playoff preview, predictions & odds
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Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland betting tips

This article covers Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland: Match details

Match: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland

Competition: European Championship Qualification

Date: October 8, 2020

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, October 8, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Stadion Grbavica

Betting prediction: Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-1 Northern Ireland

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Bosnia and Northern Ireland will finally face each other, close to 7 months after their original tie was meant to take place.

Northern Ireland have won one of their last seven matches in all competitions, while Bosnia have only won three of their last 11 international matches.

Given that the tie is a one-legged affair, Bosnia will be hoping to make the most of their home ground advantage.

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland: What are the betting odds?

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland – recent form and head to head statistics

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland form
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Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Italy - 0:2
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Netherlands vs Bosnia & Herzegovina - 3:1
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Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Iran - 0:2
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Poland vs Bosnia & Herzegovina - 3:0
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Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Netherlands - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Northern Ireland vs Romania - 1:1
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Austria vs Northern Ireland - 2:1
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Northern Ireland vs Slovakia - 1:2
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Norway vs Northern Ireland - 1:0
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Northern Ireland vs Austria - 0:1
Last 5 games for Bosnia & Herzegovina
November 18, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 - 2 Italy
November 15, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Netherlands 3 - 1 Bosnia & Herzegovina
November 12, 2020 Int. Friendly Games 2020 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 - 2 Iran
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Poland 3 - 0 Bosnia & Herzegovina
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 - 0 Netherlands
Last 5 games for Northern Ireland
November 18, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Northern Ireland 1 - 1 Romania
November 15, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Austria 2 - 1 Northern Ireland
November 12, 2020 European Championship 2021, Qualification Northern Ireland 1 - 2 Slovakia
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Norway 1 - 0 Northern Ireland
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Northern Ireland 0 - 1 Austria
Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland European Championship 2021, Qualification form
Bosnia & Herzegovina Northern Ireland
11 Matches played 10
4 Matches won 5
157 Goal attempts 74
57 Shots on goal 22
57 Shots off goal 26
74 Corner kicks 54
49% Average ball possession 33%
43 Shots blocked 26
21 Cards given 14
128 Free kicks 107
26 Offsides 19
3 Shots on post 0
1 Shots on bar 1
20 Goals by foot 12
3 Goals by head 2
21 Goals scored 11
18 Goals conceded 16
Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland statistics for most recent head to head matches
Bosnia & Herzegovina Northern Ireland
3 Matches 3
2 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 2
8 Total Goals 6
2.67 Average Goals Scored 2
2 Wins 0
0 Losses 2
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Northern Ireland
October 8, 2020 European Championship 2021, Qualification Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 - 1 Northern Ireland
October 15, 2018 UEFA Nations League 18/19 Bosnia & Herzegovina 2 - 0 Northern Ireland
September 8, 2018 UEFA Nations League 18/19 Northern Ireland 1 - 2 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland: Recommended bets

Both teams to score. Northern Ireland have managed to score at least once in each of their last six away games.

Edin Dzeko to score. Dzeko has 59 international goals to his name in 109 senior appearances. He has also scored against Northern Ireland in the past.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland: Match preview

Bosnia & Herzegovina host Northern Ireland in Sarajevo on Thursday night for a crucial Euro 2020 qualifying playoff tie.

The winners of Thursday’s tie will face one of Slovakia or the Republic of Ireland (who also play each other on Thursday) in the Path B play-off final on 12 November. The winner of that match will take their place in the group stage of next year’s European Championships.

The Bosnian FA confirmed on Friday that up to 2,000 fans will be allowed to attend the game in Sarajevo on Thursday night.

Northern Ireland kicked off their Nations League campaign last month. Ian Baraclough’s side played most of their first game with 10 men and came from behind to draw 1-1 in Romania, thanks to a late equaliser from Gavin Whyte.

Three days later, they followed that up with a heavy 5-1 home defeat to Norway. Paddy McNair was the scorer of Northern Ireland’s consolation goal.

Like Northern Ireland, Bosnia drew one and lost one of their two Nations League games last month – albeit against tougher opposition. Edin Dzeko opened the scoring in Bosnia’s 1-1 away draw with Italy. Haris Harjradinovic scored a penalty in their 2-1 home defeat to Poland three days later.

Following Thursday’s Euro 2020 play-off tie, both teams will turn their attention back to the UEFA Nations League. Bosnia host the Netherlands on Sunday before traveling to Poland next Wednesday.

Next up for Northern Ireland are Nations League games against Austria and Norway.

These two nations have only met twice previously, both in 2018 and both ending in Bosnian wins. A 2-1 victory in Northern Ireland was followed up with a 2-0 home win, in which Edin Dzeko scored a brace.

A reminder that the play-offs are played in a single-leg knockout format, meaning that if scores are level at the end of normal time, extra time, and possibly penalties, will be played.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland betting tips: Euro 2020 playoff preview, predictions & odds

Belfast , United Kingdom – 16 November 2019; Jamal Lewis of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier – Group C match between Northern Ireland and Netherlands at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Bosnia & Herzegovina team news vs Northern Ireland

Bosnia will be without winger Haris Duljevic – who scored against Northern Ireland in 2018 – after he tested positive for COVID-19. Assistant coach Rusmir Cviko has also tested positive and won’t be with the squad either.

Hoffenheim centre-back Ermin Bicakcic was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury. Elvir Koljic, Miroslav Stevanovic, and Eldar Civic have also pulled out of the squad.

Asmir Begovic will start in goal, while Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac should line up in defence. Barcelona’s Miralem Pjanic will be a key to Bosnia’s midfield, with Edin Dzeko leading the attack.

Everton midfield Mo Besic was not selected.

Northern Ireland team news vs Bosnia & Herzegovina

Ian Baraclough has been handed a major boost with the return of key defender Jonny Evans.

Burnley’s Bailey Peacock-Farrell is expected to start in goal.

Steven Davis and former Manchester United midfielder Paddy McNair should start in midfield.

Josh Magennis was sent off in last month’s draw against Romania but is available to start.

Kyle Lafferty and Conor Washington will compete for a spot up front.

Daniel Ballard, playing at Blackpool on loan from Arsenal, has also been included in the squad again. Joel Cooper and Alistair McCann are the only two uncapped players in the squad.

Manchester United youngster Ethan Galbraith was called up to the national team last month but has not been selected this time around.

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Predicted Bosnia & Herzegovina line-up vs Northern Ireland

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Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland betting tips: UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-off preview FAQs

What time is kick off between Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland?
7:45 pm, October 8, 2020 (UK time)
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Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-1 Northern Ireland