Bosnia-Herzegovina hosts the four time world champion Italy
Bosnia-Herzegovina hosts the four time world champion Italy in a qualifying game from Group J of the Euro 2020 campaign. Let’s take a look at it in our football prediction tips, shall we?
Most surely for a team with Bosnia’s talent this qualifying campaign could have been better. Right now the Balkan team is fourth in the standings with 10 points won, being 5 points behind the second Finland and on par with the third Armenia. The Dragons’ record so far is looking like this: three wins, one draw and four losses.
Bosnia-Herzegovina will need some heroic effort to beat in-form Italy on Friday. Surely they are going to need their big leaders to perform – Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic and Sead Kolasinac. We are sure that the fans in Zenica will create a terrific atmosphere for football, helping their players as good as they can.
Italy are just flawless under the management of Roberto Mancini. The former Manchester City manager looks like the right guy for the job, especially after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia last summer. In 8 games played so far in Group J, Italy have enjoyed 8 wins. That’s a pretty good statement by the Italian team, saying that they are coming back to fight for the next big trophy on international level.
In the previous round of the campaign Italy visited Liechtenstein and celebrated a very good 5-0 win in Vaduz. Torino’s star Andrea Belotti was put to lead the attack and he thanked Mancini with a brace. Meanwhile Bernardeschi, Romagnoli and El Shaarawy also scored for the Azzurri.
Italy are already untouchable at the top of the group, so for them this game in Zenica is only for prestigie. This doesn’t mean they won’t want to win, of course. The game is much more important for Bosnia-Herzegovina, so we expect to see them really motivated on Friday.