Monday, April 12, 2021

Finland 8/5 to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, World Cup 23 Mar 2021

69 Views

Competition: World Cup qualifier

Market: Finland win

Odds: 8/5 @ 888sport

Looking to get their qualifying campaign off to a flying start in midweek, Finland will welcome Bosnia-Herzegovina to Helsinki on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, after signing off their Nations League campaign with a sluggish 3-1 defeat against Wales back in November, Finland will be looking to prove that was just a minor blip in midweek. Despite seeing their four-match winning run come to an abrupt end against The Dragons last year, Head Coach Markku Kanerva knows that his squad must get off to a flying start if they’re to reach the 2022 World Cup Finals. Sharing Group D with the likes of defending world champions France and Ukraine, Finland will undoubtedly be boosted by their shock meeting against Les Bleus four months ago. Shocking many across Europe as they picked up a stunning 2-0 win against France back in November, it should also be noted that Finland picked up another 2-0 victory the last time they hosted Bosnia.

As for the visitors, last seen back in November when getting hit with a routine 2-0 defeat against Italy, there is no doubt that new Bosnia boss Ivaylo Petev has quite the job on his hands. Enduring what was a woeful campaign in last year’s Nations League run, The Blues managed to pick up just a pair of points from their six contests and dropped down to Group B. Coming under real scrutiny for what was a shock 2-0 defeat against Iran in a friendly showdown on home soil four months ago, Bosnia have now lost each of their last four matchups across all formats. In fact, without a single win to their name since November 2019, it should also be noted that Wednesday’s guests have continued to struggle in the final third. Managing to bag just a single goal in over 500 minutes of action, we’re backing another tough night for Bosnia on foreign soil.

Bet: Finland 8/5 to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
More More
Top