Bosnia-Herzegovina is on the tight end for the World Cup Qualifiers with a ten endless losing streak when they welcome reigning world champions France. The match schedules for Wednesday at Sarajevo, with a kickoff at 10:45 pm.
The match is the bubbling Group D encounters as the host’s inaugural game of qualification saw them play out a 2-2 draw with Finland. On the other hand, France saw off Kazakhstan 2-0 to claim their first three points in their last outing.
Miralem Pjanic missed a penalty before tapping a rebound on his 99th appearance for Bosnia to see off Finland. However, a spirited comeback from their opponents saw off a 2-2 draw, with Teemu Pukki netting a brace.
However, Miroslav Stevanovic ensured that the side would be walking away with the share of spoils. However, Bosnia’s qualifying campaign for Qatar 2022 nevertheless got off to an underwhelming start, with their winless streak continues.
Ousmane Dembele reminded everyone of his clash in their last outing by netting the game’s opening goal on Sunday afternoon. The 23-year-old netted the 19th minute before an unfortunate own goal from Sergey Maliy further increased Kazakhstan’s misfortunes.
Les Blues face yet another tough assignment this week, but they have only one loss in their last 17 matches across all competitions. Furthermore, Bosnia failed to register a win against France on four occasions.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. France Head to Head
Both sides have three games against each other with France taking two wins while Bosnia without a win .Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bosnia 0-0 Costa Rica
Finland 2-2 Bosnia
Bosnia 0-2 Italy
Netherlands 3-1 Bosnia
Bosnia 0-2 Iran
Kazakhstan 0-2 France
France 1-1 Ukraine
France 4-2 Sweden
Portugal 0-1 France
France 0-2 Finland
Bosnia-Herzegovina Team News
Pjanic will make history this week before the second player in their history behind Dzeko to make 100 appearances for his country. However, manager Ivaylo Petev will miss out on this game after testing positive for coronavirus. It means former Under 19s coach Musa sets to continue on the touchline.
France Team News
Anthony Martial picked up an injury after jarring his knee on the ground, thus ruling him out of this clash. Mbappe and Olivier Giroud could earn to the team this week, but the match comes too soon for Paul Pogba.
Prediction and Odds
It seems the hosts are struggling both at home and away, thus giving their opponents a chance to make it a win.
Goals Over 2.5
First to Score: Away Team