Kick-off: 1945, 07/09/2020
Stadium: Bilino Polje
TV: Sky Sports
Edin Dzeko helped Bosnia and Herzegovina to draw in Italy on Friday and could prove the difference in Monday night’s clash with Poland.
The visitors are without Robert Lewandowski for their first two Nations League fixtures and missed the Bayern Munich hot-shot when losing away to Holland.
Punters can get 17/10 for a home win in Zenica and that is tempting enough to be our first Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Poland prediction.
A Look At Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Betting Odds
Talisman Dzeko claimed a typically-clinical striker’s goal to put Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead on 57 minutes in Florence.
Italy then grabbed a fortunate equaliser when Stefano Sensi’s shot was deflected past Ibrahim Sehic 10 minutes later.
A draw was the least the Azzurri deserved, however, as they had earlier hit the woodwork twice and Sehic was forced to make a fine save from Alessandro Florenzi.
However, Dusan Bajevic’s Dragons could have snatched a late winner when Muhamed Besic pulled his effort narrowly wide.
Winger Edin Visca told UEFA: “It’s a big point. We played really well, followed the game plan for 90 minutes.
“The new coach has brought a freshness into the camp and this is a new beginning for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“We were disciplined, compact and in Edin we have a striker who can score against anyone if we can create opportunities.”
Dzeko took his tally to 59 goals in 108 international appearances and seems as hungry as ever to add to that total.
A Look At Poland’s Betting Odds
Lewandowski’s absence led to a defensive display from Poland in Amsterdam, where Hertha Berlin front man Krzysztof Piatek had a rare attempt on goal.
The Eagles were eventually undone by a well-worked Steven Bergwijn score, while the Dutch also hit the post and had other decent chances in a deserved success.
“After such a long break, it was not so bad,” commented Southampton defender Jan Bednarek. “But we know that you don’t get points just for commitment.
“Still, I can also see positive aspects, something which we can build on. The most important thing is to be ready for the Euro finals.”
That last remark suggests Poland are prepared to use this competition as match practice, having finished bottom of their Nations League pool two years ago.
They will show some resilience, but 21/4 for Draw HT/Bosnia-H FT is added to our Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Poland betting tips.
Italy 1-1 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Edin Dzeko
Netherlands 1-0 POLAND
Head-to-head: Bosnia 0-1 Poland, Bosnia 2-2 Poland, Poland 1-0 Bosnia
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