Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Liechtenstein Match Analysis & Prediction
08/09/2023 9:45 pm
Two sides who failed to pick up a point or even score a goal in June meet in Friday’s Euro 2024 qualifying Group J match, as Bosnia-Herzegovina host Liechtenstein at Stadion Bilino Polje.
The hosts were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Luxembourg on matchday four, while their visitors battled hard against Slovakia but eventually lost 1-0.
A straightforward 3-0 victory over Iceland on the opening matchday was not a sign of things to come for Bosnia-Herzegovina, who have since suffered three consecutive defeats in Group J without scoring.
Meho Kodro – who has now returned for a second spell in the dugout following a short-lived reign in 2008 – takes the reigns with Bosnia languishing in fourth place in Group J.
They are nine points off group leaders Portugal and another seven worse off than current runners-ip Slovakia, but the Dragons do have a Nations League-shaped safety net should they fail to produce a miraculous turnaround.
Yet to qualify for the finals of a European Championships as an independent nation, Bosnia earned promotion to League A for the 2024-25 Nations League and will therefore book a spot in the playoffs at the very worst, but a slice of redemption will be expected against their beleaguered visitors.
Bottom but one in the UEFA section of FIFA’s world rankings following the presence of San Marino, Liechtenstein also endured their regular dose of international misfortune over the summer months and have taken up a familiar position at the bottom of the standings.
After conceding 11 goals in their opening two matches against Portugal and Iceland, Liechtenstein managed to keep the scoreline more respectable in June’s fixtures against Luxembourg and Slovakia, losing 2-0 to the former before a dogged defensive display against the Falcons.
Konrad Funfstuck’s side held out for 45 minutes against Slovakia before a Denis Vavro header proved to be their undoing, leaving them without a point or goal in Group J and extending their run of defeats to a miserable 17 since holding Andorra in a 2021 World Cup qualifier.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Liechtenstein Head to head
In the eight previous meetings between these two teams, Bosnia-Herzegovina have claimed seven victories while they have drawn once. Liechtenstein have scored two goals and conceded 31 in the process.
07/09/2012Liechtenstein1Bosnia-Herzegovina8UEFA World Cup Qualifiers
11/10/2013Bosnia-Herzegovina4Liechtenstein1UEFA World Cup Qualifiers
Bosnia-Herzegovina Team News
Striker Edin Dzeko prepares to make his 130th appearance in the national team jersey, having already scored five times in seven matches for Fenerbahce this season.
Miralem Pjanic, who now plays his club football with Sharjah in the UAE, also remains a prominent part of Bosnia’s setup.
Bosnia-Herzegovina's Last 5 Matches
26/09/2022Romania4Bosnia-Herzegovina1UEFA Nations League
Liechtenstein Team News
Liechtenstein have called up a crop of players based purely in their home nation, Switzerland and Austria, with the exception being four-goal striker Dennis Salanovic.
Salanovic may be required to shoulder the attacking burden given the absence of 94-cap skipper Nicolas Hasler.
Liechtenstein's Last 5 Matches
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Liechtenstein: Odds and Predictions
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