Cyprus vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group H)
Date: Thursday, 31 August 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Neo GSP.
On Thursday, we’re going to see a duel between Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina. A match that can mean a lot to both of the teams, especially to the visitors
With 7 points, they are sitting at the 4th place in the table. They started with 3 losses and thus reduced, if not put to an end, their chances of going through the group stage. So far, they’ve only managed to defeat Gibraltar in both legs, and draw at home against Estonia. The away leg against Gibraltar is their most recent match. Even though they won 1 – 2, which is certainly not bad for the overall record, it did not significantly increase their chances.
Bosnia-Herzegovina is ranked third in the table with 11 points. They have lost only one match, when they played away against Belgium and were defeated 4 – 0. Beside that loss, they have three clean-sheets wins and two draws.
Bosnia-Herzegovina has much more to gain from this encounter. They are coming from the goal-less draw at home against Greece that has only a point more than them. Even though it’s a long shot, they can still hope about finishing second.
Cyprus vs Bosnia-Herzegovina: Head to head
Including the first leg of this group stage, they met 3 times and Bosnia twice. Their first two duels ended with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals. Only their most recent encounter ended without both teams scoring; Bosnia won 2 – 0, both goals were scored by Dzeko, who is one of their greatest assets.
Cyprus vs Bosnia-Herzegovina: Predictions
Bosnia is generally in a better shape, and they are expected to win this match. Both teams are going to fight hard, and we can expect more than 3 goals.
Cyprus vs Bosnia-Herzegovina: Bet Tips
Bosnia-Herzegovina to win @ 1.50 – Bet365
Total goals over 2.5 @ 1.98 – William Hill.