Bosnia & Herzegovina vs. Northern Ireland 10/8/20 Euro Cup Qualifications Playoffs Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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10/8/20 2:45 pm

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Bosnia & Herzegovina is hosting Northern Ireland at Stadion Grbavica in the semifinals of the Euro Cup Qualifications Playoffs.

Bosnia is a solid team, but they have been playing in a shaky form as of late, and they haven’t won any of their last 2 games in the Nations League. In their latest match in the Nations League against Poland at home, Bosnia has had 45% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 78% of the correct passes. Bosnia got ahead from the penalty spot in the 24th minute, but Poland equalized in the 45th minute. Poland was the better team in the second half, and they have scored a goal in the 67th minute of the game. Bosnia wasn’t able to recover until the end, and they have lost this match 1-2. Bicakcic is the only injured player for Bosnia as of right now. Gojak has been Bosnia’s top goalscorer in these qualifications with 4 goals, while Hodzic, Pjanic, and Dzeko each added 3 goals. Bosnia has some great players like Dzeko, Pjanic, Krunic, and Kolasinac, and a bunch of other players that are great support, but they are in a bad form, and if they want to go to the Euro Cup, Bosnia will need to play their best soccer yet in these playoffs.

Northern Ireland has had some solid results last year, but they haven’t won any of their last 4 games, but thanks to these qualification playoffs, Northern Ireland can still end up in the Euro Cup next year. Magennis is Northern Ireland’s top goalscorer with 3 goals in these qualifications. There are no reported injuries in Northern Ireland as of right now. In their last match in the Nations League against Norway at home, Northern Ireland has had 56% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 82% of the correct passes. The first 20 minutes of this game was incredibly exciting, and we saw 4 scored goals, 1 for Northern Ireland and 3 for Norway. Northern Ireland’s defense has been a disaster in this match, and they have lost this game 1-5. There aren’t many players that could make a difference in Northern Ireland’s roster, and the depth is their biggest problem. The defense is something Northern Ireland prides itself on, but they haven’t been doing so well on the defensive end as of late, and I think it might cost them the Euro Cup.

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Bosnia and Northern Ireland have played only twice against each other, and Bosnia has won both of those games. Neither of these teams is playing in good form, but Bosnia is the better team here in my opinion, and they are playing at home. I will stick with Bosnia & Herzegovina in this match.

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