Bosnia & Herzegovina will face Greece at Bilino Polje, in Zenica, in UEFA Europe 2020 Qualification 2nd Round. Bosnia & Herzegovina against Greece is the match with big interest because of great National squads and great perspectives in Qualification. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
4. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnia & Herzegovina
FIFA Rating – 35
The home team has failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, so they had a long break and few friendly matches during this tournament. Unfortunately, they took 3rd place away from the promotional zone. The most interesting fact is that Bosnia & Herzegovina plated in one group with today’s rivals Greece, however, Greece finished ahead of Bosnians and took the second place. After this tournament, they played in UEFA Europa League in League B. After showing great potential and result, they finished in the first position without any losses. As a result, they will play in PlayOffs and the second time we will follow them already in League A.
Bosnia & Herzegovina well played against Armenians in the first round of Euro 2020 qualification. They fully dominated the game and controlled 65% of ball possession. Moreover, they had 19 goal attempts and 6 on target. Mkhitaryan scored a goal for Armenia in the 93rd minute, so that was almost impossible to fight for a draw. Now in the table, we see Italy, Greece and Bosnia & Herzegovina with 3 points and Armenia, Liechtenstein, and Finland without points at all.
Hosts called up very strong players from whole over the world. We can find very strong personalities and leaders in the strongest teams in Europe. Greatly combined team can fight even against Italy in this group.
Ibrahim Šehić; Kenan Pirić; Vedran Kjosevski;
Toni Šunjić; Ervin Zukanović; Ermin Bičakčić; Sead Kolašinac; Darko Todorović; Eldar Ćivić; Samir Memišević;
Miralem Pjanić; Edin Višća; Muhamed Bešić; Haris Duljević; Gojko Cimirot; Elvis Sarić; Goran Zakarić; Rade Krunić; Deni Milošević; Amer Gojak;
Edin Džeko; Kenan Kodro; Elvir Koljić;
FIFA Rating – 45
Greece even after taking second place in the group of World Cup qualification failed to be promoted as they met Croatia in Promotion Final. Аs a result, Croatia finished the tournament as vice-champions. Greece has a great history in the Euro Cup, as they were champions in the 2004 year, were surprisingly won against all on their path. Greece played badly in UEFA Nations League and took only 3rd place in League C. The Finland and Hungary were stronger and took higher places. As a result, surprisingly Finland was promoted to PlayOffs and League B.
Greece won the first match in Euro 2020 qualification against Liechtenstein. That was the easiest game, because, they are the favorites to take the last place. Most interest matches will be ahead and on the most important match will be held in Bosnia tonight. Now they don’t have a lot of talents, however, some of them are playing in the Premier League, Bundesliga and LaLiga.
Vasilis Barkas; Alexandros Paschalakis; Odysseas Vlachodimos;
Michalis Bakakis; Giorgos Valerianos; Spyros Risvanis; Dimitris Siovas; Sokratis Papastathopoulos; Dimitris Kolovetsios; Leonardo Koutris;
Andreas Bouchalakis; Manolis Siopis; Zeca; Kostas Fortounis; Dimitris Kolovos; Charis Mavrias; Dimitris Kourbelis; Andreas Samaris;
Efthymis Koulouris; Kostas Mitroglou; Tasos Bakasetas; Tasos Donis; Giorgos Masouras;
As it was said before, these teams played in one group of qualification to World Cup 2018. In total, Greece took a position higher that Bosnia & Herzegovina, however, these teams have drawn two games. The first match in Greece finished with 1:1, and another in Bosnia 0:0. As we can see, these teams fight each other in every game and we will see a close and tough game in another important qualification.