Bosnia and Herzegovina will be looking for a reversal of fortunes as they welcome high flying Netherlands at the Bilino Polje stadium (Zenica) in the third round of group matches.
Bosnia & Herzegovina were left with a bitter taste in the mouth after losing at home on penalties to Northern Ireland in the semi-final of their Euro-Qualification match.
They now turn their attention back to the UEFA Nations League where they haven’t had the best of starts in their group matches. They did well to pick a point way at Italy but completely blew the opportunity to build on that by losing to Poland at home in the second game to saw them dropping down to the bottom of the group.
Coach Dusan Bajevic will be hoping to use this game to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on the Euro Championship.
Coach Frank De Boer who came in to replace Ronald Koeman after he took charge of La Liga side Barcelona, will be looking for his maiden win as head coach after the Oranje lost 1-0 to Mexico in his first game in charge.
There were not many positives to be drawn from that friendly match. If anything, it only fueled the air of concern that has been growing around the team following a string of disappointing results including the 1-0 home loss to Italy in their second group match. They have now lost the last two games and have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches which is quite odd considering the wealth of attacking talent they have.
This game has gained a huge significance in light of all these and De Boer and the Dutch nation as a whole will be looking for a resounding response.
Both teams come into this game off the back of deflating losses. With both teams looking to bounce back, we could be treated to an entertaining encounter here. If we put aside their last couple of matches, Netherlands have been one of the most exciting teams in Europe, producing a string of stirring performances including a tremendous 4-2 comeback win in Germany in September 2019. Bosnia and Herzegovina meantime, have had no problems finding the back of the net, particularly at home where they have scored in 8 of the last 9 matches. With this in mind, we are going for both teams to score @ 1.94 with Bet9ja as our first betting prediction for this game.
The weight of expectation lies more with the Netherlands in this game. This is a tight group with Italy and Poland as the other teams in the group. The three are separated by a point with Italy on 4 points and both Netherlands and Poland tied on 3 points. With Italy facing Poland later on Sunday evening, a win here for the Netherlands will propel them to the top of the group ahead of that game. The Oranje is virtually at full strength with the likes of Daley Blind and Steven Berghuis coming back from injury. We are backing them to get the win here @ 1.50 with Bet9ja betting app as our final call for the game.
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