Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Austria
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Bilino Polje (Zenica).
Bosnia and Herzegovina look to build up on the 2-1 win against Northern Ireland when they welcome Austria for the second group game of UEFA Nations League.
Despite the win, Bosnia-Herzegovina must improve as the statistics show that they were complete outplayed at Belfast last Saturday. It is still a surprise that how a team that gave away 28 scoring chances to the opposition managed to came away with full three points.
Meantime, Austria’s campaign start here and they have had excellent at the backend of a poor World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Austrians won 8 of their last 9 matches in all competitions and the only team that beat them is Neymar’s Brazil. The team scored 18 goals in the process and could prove a handful to Bosnia’s defense this Tuesday.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Austria Head-to-head
The teams had met three times prior to this and Austria boast an unbeaten record on the back of a 2-0 home win back in 2001, while the other two games ended in 1-1 stalemates.
Their lone meeting in Bosnian soil was back in March 2001, World Cup qualifying fixture, which also happened to be the first h2h meeting of Bosnia-Herzegovina with Austria as a separate nation. The teams share the points on that occasion.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Austria Prediction
Nonetheless, a close battle is expected at Zenica as Bosnia tend to perform better in front of their home crowd. Since Austria are coming on the back of some terrific form, a stage for in battle is set here.
Punters must bank of goals here regardless as Bosnia showed us last Saturday that they do not need many chances to find the back of the net. Meantime, Austria average 2 goals per game in 6 matches they played this year, also coming after 2 against a defensive oriented Sweden last week.
We know that 8 of Bosnia’s last 10 home games saw them keeping clean sheets, but we are overlooking this stat since Austria are a team that scored in 6 of their last 7 away games.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Austria Betting Tips
Recommended bet is Both teams to Score priced at 10/11 (1.91).
Brave punters can shoot for Correct Score: 1-1 FT @ 5/1 (6.00).