Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Italy: Match preview
Italy has already qualified for Euro 2020, after winning all eight Group J qualifying matches so far. They are currently nine points ahead of runner-up Finland. Italy scored 25 goals while only receiving three.
Andrea Belotti scored twice for Italy in their match against Liechtenstein where they celebrated 5-0. On the other hand, Bosnia enters this match after a disappointing defeat against Greece and they will need a miracle to advance to Euro 2020.
Bosnia and Herzegovina team news:
This team was the second favorite, just behind Italy, to qualify for the 2020 European Championships, but things have not gone as planned for them so far. As expected, Italy is first in the standings, but Finland is the team that chases them, while Bosnia has five points behind Finland. They suffered a shocking 4-2 defeat against Armenia, which increased the pressure on the team
They have went down to fourth place in the standings and are now five points behind Finland. Bosnia must win this match in order to revive their hopes of qualifying. However, Finland must lose both matches by the end of qualifying. Nothing is impossible, but there is very little chance of it. Edin Dzeko is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s best player, having scored five goals in his last nine national team games.
Probable lineup: Sehic; Todorovic, Kovacevic, Bicakcic, Kolasinac; Cimirot, Pjanic, Saric; Hajrovic, Dzeko, Gojak.
Italy team news:
After the debacle in World Cup qualifiers, a new Italian coach was Roberto Mancini, whose arrival was a complete hit. Mancini’s team in the League of Nations fought to remain in the highest rank of the competition, and then in the qualifying for the European Championships have scored eight consecutive wins. They have easily won the placement in the final tournament.
Mancini has dramatically rejuvenated the national team, his team playing catchy football, so Italy fans can definitely look forward to the future. The youthful nature of the Italian team is evidenced by their lack of experience at the international level. Fifteen of the 29 players involved have less than ten games played for the national team.
Probable lineup: Sirigu; Florenzi, Mancini, Bonucci, Biraghi; Barella, Jorginho, Zaniolo; Chiesa, Belotti, Insigne.
Here, the Italians are clearly favorites, but given that they have invited some new players who have never played for the national team, while Bosnia is underfoot and must achieve a good result in this match, to wait for the Finnish Cup and hope for some miracle. Wr expect Bosnia to start the attack from the first minute, as they really have nothing to wait for.
Italy needs to show why they are at the top of this group. Mancini will try something new with new players. and Bosnia. We expect goals on both sides.
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