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Bosnia-Herzegovina v Ukraine: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Bosnia-Herzegovina are two matches away from qualifying for a first-ever European Championship, but first have to overcome top-table regulars Ukraine.

Bosnia-Herzegovina v Ukraine

Bosnia-Herzegovina v Ukraine betting tips and predictions

Ukraine to win & Under 2.5 Goals @ 3/1

Ukraine are in Zenica to take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in a Euro 2024 play-off tie, the victor going on to play the winner of the tie between Israel and Iceland in a winner-takes-all shootout for summer glory next Tuesday.

For the Bosnians, it’s a chance to reach the European Championship finals for the first time. The prize up for grabs for Ukraine is a place at the Euros for a fourth successive time.

The visitors therefore have the pedigree but they also have the form. And even though they don’t have home advantage, Rebrov’s nomads haven’t played a match in front of their own fans since November 2021 so don’t see that as a major handicap.

Indeed, the game immediately after Ukraine’s last home game, back in November 2021, was a 2-0 win in Zenica against Bosnia in a World Cup qualifier.

Don’t be surprised if the scoreline doesn’t have a similar look this time round with Ukraine going on to Tuesday’s winner takes all decider.

Certainly what unfolded in qualifying would leave you in no doubt who the better team is. While Ukraine missed out on an automatic finals place only by virtue of their head-to-head record against Italy, Bosnia were a distant fifth in their group, trailing behind Luxembourg and Iceland.

Savo Milosevic’s men lost seven of their 10 qualifiers, yet still have a shot at finals glory.

Bosnia, beaten home and away by Luxembourg in qualifying, rely largely on veterans like Sead Kolasniac, Miralem Pjanic and 38-year-old Edin Dzeko, though Ermedin Demirovic is making a name for himself at Augsburg with 14 goals this term.

Their problem is defensively they look weak and someone like Mykhailo Mudryk, peripheral at Chelsea but massively influential in his national jersey, could have a field day.

Ukraine also have one of Europe’s in-form strikers in Girona’s 14-goal Artem Duvbyk plus big-league experience in defence and midfield. They troubled England and Italy in qualifying and ought to be a cut above the Bosnians.

It should be tight, however, and relatively risk-free so it may be worth chancing Ukraine and Under 2.5 goals at 3/1.

Anel Ahmedhodzic to be booked @ 4/1

Bosnian defender Anel Ahmedhodzic has spent the last two seasons incurring the wrath of English referees, so don’t be surprised to see his name end up in Feliz Zwayer’s notebook in Zenica.

Sheffield United defender Ahmedhodzic chalked up an impressive 12 yellow cards during the Blades’ promotion-winning season and this term has added another nine, eight in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup.

He was also one of three Bosnian players booked when his country played Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier in Lviv in October 2021.

There is plenty of pace through the Ukrainian ranks and they are slick in the final third so Ahmedhodzic will come under pressure.

Under 8.5 Corners @ EVS

Expect caution from either side and Ukraine to play most of the keep-ball, a scenario that may not lead to many goals in Zenica and nor should it mean too many corners either.

Two-way corners have been pitched at 8.5 which might seem low but the evens under that mark looks a spot of value.

Ukraine averaged under four corners per qualifier and Bosnia a shade over that, so there is nothing to suggest from those numbers there will be a glut.

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Bosnia-Herzegovina v Ukraine odds

Bosnia-Herzegovina - 14/5
Draw - 13/5
Ukraine - 19/20

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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