On Wednesday evening, Italy travels to Bosnia for the last match of Group 1 of League 1 of the Nations League. Bosnia is guaranteed to descend to League B while Italy aims for Final 4.
Rather performing during the 2010s to the point of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, Bosnia and Herzegovina has clearly declined in recent years and has also failed to qualify for the next Euro. Disappointing during the qualifying campaign by finishing only in 4th place in its group behind Italy, Finland and Greece, it was just ahead of Armenia and Liechtenstein. Subsequently, the Dragons missed the boat by losing in the semi-finals of the play-off against Northern Ireland. Also in the hard in this group, they close the rear in the standings with only 2 points taken. If they managed to hold in check Italy (1-1) and the Netherlands (0-0), the Lys d’Or did not hold up against Poland (1-2 and 3-0 ). Last Thursday, they also showed a worrying face by bowing against Iran in a friendly (0-2) then against the Netherlands on Sunday (3-0). With 2 points taken in 5 games, they are sure to be relegated to the lower level.
Absent from the 2018 World Cup, Italy was able to learn the lessons of its failure to get back on the right track and outclass all its opponents in its qualifying group for the Euro: Finland, Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia and Liechtenstein. 10 times winner in 10 games, Squadra Azzura has not lost for more than 2 years. Held in check in their first match against Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Transalpines beat the Netherlands (0-1) and Moldova in a friendly (6-0) before being hooked by Poland (0-0) then the Netherlands (1-1) last month. Finally, last Wednesday, they won against Estonia (4-0) then they did it again against Poland this weekend (2-0).
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Big blow for Bosnia and Herzegovina which records the forfeit of its top scorer and captain Dzeko (Roma) as well as that of the middle Duljevic (Nîmes) who contracted the Covid-19. To this, we add the injuries of the titular goalkeeper Begovic (Bournemouth), and framework defenders Zukanovic (Karagumruk) and Bicackcic (Hoffenheim) and the non-summons of midfielder Basic (Everton) and striker Duric (Salernitana). In addition, backup midfielders Hasic, Zeljkovic, Hajradinovic and Hadziahmetovic were injured and had to leave the squad. On the other hand, defender Kolasinac (Arsenal), vice-captain and star midfielder Pjanic (Barcelona), important Visca (Istanbul BB), Cimirot (Standard de Liège) and Krunic (Milan) are applying for a place in the starting 11.
For this gathering, 41 players were summoned by Roberto Mancini due to the constraints imposed by the Covid on this team. Indeed, many internationals are blocked with their club, themselves quarantined like those of Lazio, Roma, Sassuolo and Fiorentina. In addition, the taulier of the defence Chiellini (Juventus), his friend Bonucci and the troublemaker in the middle Verratti are also missing, injured. Among the players summoned, we find the goalkeepers Sirigu (Torino) and Donnaruma (AC Milan), the taulier Bonucci (Juventus), the side Florenzi (PSG), the creators Jorginho (Chelsa) and Barella (Inter) and the prolific Immobile ( Lazio), Insigne (Naples), Belotti (Torino), El Shaarawy (Shanghai Shenhua) and Kean (PSG). On the other hand, Ligue 1 residents Kean (PSG) and Pellegri (Monaco) had no other choice but to leave the selection, injured, just like Caputo, excellent with Sassuolo since the start of the season. On the other hand, Francesco Acerbi (Lazio Rome) and Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan) are back. Against Poland, striker Sassuolo Berardi scored his second goal with the selection.
The key point for the match Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Italy
This meeting will be played behind closed doors.
Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Italy Free Betting Tips
In great difficulty during this international truce, Bosnia should not be able to resist Italy in this part. Victory Italy!
Betting Tips: Italy wins by 2 goals or more