Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Greece
Competition: Europe World Cup Qualifying
Date: 9 June 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
This is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s golden chance to become favorites to finish at least second in the group, leaving Greece third. Back in November, they were seconds away from earning a huge win in Piraeus, before Giorgos Tzavelas scored an awesome goal to save the Greeks. This time, playing at home, Bosnia and Herzegovina have everything on their side. In their previous three home games against Estonia, Cyprus and Gibraltar, they scored a total of 12 goals, without conceding a single one. Needless to say, they won all three games. Their 4-0 defeat in Belgium was their only bad game in the group.
In November, Greece were saved by a last second -literally- goal in their home game against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Then, in March, another added time goal, scored by Romelu Lukaku, denied them a win in Belgium, that would make them favorites not just to finish in the top two, but also to get the direct ticket to Russia 2018, finishing first in the group. It’s interesting to mention that Giorgos Tzavelas, Andreas Samaris and Panagiotis Tachtsidis, the three players who are ineligible to take part in the game due to suspension, traveled with the group to Bosnia and Herzegovina, so as just to contribute psychologically to the cause, a draw, if not a win, that would give them the upper hand in the fight against the Bosnians for a top-two finish.
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Greece: Head-to-head Stats
Bosnia and Herzegovina have hosted Greece four times before, winning once, drawing once, and losing twice.
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Greece: Prediction
The hosts are considered huge favorites to win the game, which suits me just fine, since I’m backing Greece to earn at least a draw. In their game in Belgium I predicted 1-1 as final score and Mitroglou to score anytime. That’s exactly what happened, paying the 31.00 it came with. This time I don’t see a specific Greek scoring for his team, but I do see them earn at least a draw.
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Greece: Tips
‘Draw or Greece’ is at 2.25, and I consider it good enough to avoid risking with number of goals and clean sheets. If you find a bookie who accepts red cards, go for ‘yes’. The game between these two in Piraeus was super heated, and I will be anything but surprised if again there are players sent-off.