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Euro 2021 Qualifiers: Belgium v Bosnia-Hercegovina preview

Kick-off: 3 September @ 19:45 CET

Venue: Stade Roi Baudouin (Brussels, Belgium)

Past meetings

Bosnia v Belgium 1-1 (Euro 2021 qualifier)
Bosnia v Belgium 2-1 (2010 World Cup qualifier)
Belgium v Bosnia 2-4 (2010 World Cup qualifier)
Bosnia v Belgium 1-0 (2006 World Cup qualifier)
Belgium v Bosnia 4-1 (2006 World Cup qualifier)


Last 5 matches:

Belgium v Wales 0-0 (Euro 2021 qualifier)
Belgium v Cyprus 5-0 (Euro 2021 qualifier)
Israel v Belgium 0-1 (Euro 2021 qualifier)
France v Belgium 3-4 (International friendly)
Wales v Belgium 1-0 (Euro 2021 qualifier)

Team News:

Coach Marc Wilmost will have key players Vincent Kompany (67/4), Marouane Fellaini (61/14) and Nacer Chadli (29/3) back to the side, but Thomas Meunier (3/0) misses out as he lacks match fitness after recovering from injury.

Marouane Fellaini, Radja Nainggolan and Adnan Januzaj have resumed full training, but Moussa Dembele was forced to withdraw from the Belgium squad due to injury and he has been replaced by Steven Defour (46/2).

Christian Benteke has missed some training through a thigh injury and remains a major doubt, but there are no other worries for the boss ahead of the all-important Euro 2021 qualifier vs Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Players to watch: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Courtois – Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Vertonghen – Nainggolan, Witsel – De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard – Lukaku.


Last 5 matches:

Bosnia v Belgium 1-1 (Euro 2021 qualifier)
Israel v Bosnia 3-0 (Euro 2021 qualifier)
Andorra v Bosnia 0-3 (Euro 2021 qualifier)
Austria v Bosnia 1-1 (International friendly)
Bosnia v Israel 3-1 (Euro 2021 qualifier)

Team News:

Mario Vrancic is in line to win his first cap after switching his allegiance from Germany, but Sampdoria summer recruit Ervin Zukanovic (8/0) is out injured and Sejad Salihovic (45/4) and Sanjic Prcic (4/0) have been overlooked.

Sead Kolasinac (7/0) and Edin Cocalic (1/0) have recovered from injury and thus made the Bosnia squad for Euro 2021 qualifiers, while Tino Sven Susic (8/0) should be fit to play despite struggling through injury of late. Star players Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic and Senad Lulic are all raring to go.

Key defender Emir Spahic (81/3) has resumed full training and should be in contention, meaning coach Mehmed Bazdarevic will be able to select from a fully fit squad.

Players to watch: Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic, Senad Lulic.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Begovic – Mujdza, Vranjes, Spahic, Kolasinac – Medunjanin, Besic – Visca, Pjanic, Lulic – Dzeko.

Belgium v Bosnia-Hercegovina betting odds & tips

*Boasting a star-studded squad and needing a win to all but secure the second place, Belgium can be backed at 1.44 (4/9) to claim maximum points.

*With the first match ending 1-1 and both sides boasting plenty of attacking potential, bear in mind that both teams to score bet is 2.06 (35/33).

*Seeing as how even a draw in Brussels would leave the two teams in contention for qualifying berths, there may be some value in predicting a stalemate at 4.33 (10/3).

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