Luxembourg vs Bosnia-Herzegovina Match Analysis & Prediction
16/11/2023 10:45 pm
One of the biggest overachievers across all of Euro 2024 qualifying, Lxembourg, will hope to keep their prospects of automatic qualification alive when they host Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday.
Bosnia are already eliminated after a wretched campaign, and Luxembourg need a huge favour from Iceland against Slovakia in one of the other Group J fixtures to keep their chances intact heading into the final matchday.
Luxembourg will enter November’s internationals knowin that they have likely squandered their golden chance to reach a first-ever tournament following defeat to Slovakia on matchday eight.
Now having an inferior head-to-head with Slovakia means Luxembourg must hope they win both of their final two qualifiers – against Bosnia and Liechtenstein – while hoping the side in second lose both against Iceland and Bosnia.
With Turkey already through automatically, it means Luxembourg are guaranteed a playoff spot in Path C based on their Nations League performance, where there is a strong chance they will face Georgia in a semi-final before facing one of Greece or Kazakhstan for a spot at the finals.
Bosnia-Herzegovina had their fate sealed in an absolutely rotten campaign last month, as automatic qualification is now beyond them.
Hopes of making it seventh-time lucky are not yet beyond Bosnia, because they will enter the playoffs following their Nations League performance in 2022, but they are in dreadful form.
Excluding matches against Liechtenstein, Bosnia have lost five on the bounce, including at home to Luxembourg in humiliating circumstances in a scoreline that was regarded as their worst-ever since the became an independent country by the national press.
Luxembourg vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina Head to head
Inthe eight previous meetings between these two teams, Luxembourg have claimed one victory while Bosnia have won seven. Bosnia have scored 17 goals and conceded three in the process.
Luxembourg Team News
It will be a momentous day for Luxembourg captain Laurent Jans as he is set to make his 100th appearance for the national team here.
In front of him, brothers Sebastien Thill, Vincent Thill and Olivier Thill could all start in midfield for the hosts, with Yvandro Borges Sanches out injured.
Luxembourg's Last 5 Matches
Bosnia-Herzegovina Team News
With Bosnia now eliminated, they are without their three main players who have all pulled out of the squad – captain Edin Dzeko, Sead Kolasinac and Miralem Pjanic, who will not face the nation he represented at youth level.
Manager Savo Milosevis will be without injured pair Anel Ahmedhodzic and Adrian Leon Barisic in defence, as well as his goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic, who is not in the squad.
Bosnia-Herzegovina's Last 5 Matches
Luxembourg vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina: Odds and Predictions
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