Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Ukraine Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
19 March 2024, 10:12

In the first match of the Euro Qualification Play Offs, Bosnia will host Ukraine. Both teams performed quite differently during the group stage and while Ukraine was just a step behind a direct promotion, Bosnia had almost no chance of advancing and initially was ready for a qualification play-offs. The teams met only twice before, in the framework of the World Cup Qualification, where Ukraine once won (2-0) and once teams had a draw (1-1). For this match, the teams approach with different levels of squad and quality of game in general.

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Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview

Bosnia ended the group stage of the upcoming Euro in fifth place, leaving behind only Liechtenstein with 0 points. Portugal, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Iceland set up the higher stages in Group J. In general, Bosnia’s performance was incohesive, with only 3 wins, two of which were over Liechtenstein (2-1, 2-0) and Iceland in the first round (3-0). Other 7 matches ended with defeat, and probably the only game where Bosnians had chances was the second match against Iceland. The key problem for the team is their aging squad, with no adequate replacement or young rising stars that can bring the team to the next level.

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Ukraine, on the contrary, performed exceptionally well during the group stage, finishing on the third place, losing the direct promotion place to England and Italy. Moreover, Ukraine had the same number of points as Italy (14) but due to the head-to-head clashes, where Ukraine once lost (2-1) and the goal difference (+3 against +7), Italy claimed the second spot. In general, the team made quite a run in the group stage - with only 2 loses and 2 draws - with England and Italy. Other matches were won with confidence. Serhiy Rebrov managed to build a resilient squad with many players playing in the top clubs of Europe, like Chelsea (Mykhaylo Mudrik) or Real Madrid (Andriy Lunin).

Betting Tips for Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Ukraine

Ukraine to Win

Ukraine, due to its solid performance in the group stage and more skilled players, is looking more preferable side in the upcoming match. Ukrainians showed their class during draws with Italy and England, matches that emphasised that the team can compete with the best European teams and get results. The key quality of Rebrov’s team is that they do not lose concentration in matches with teams that are lower in class. Unibet gives 1.95 for this Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Ukraine prediction.

Total Goals Bosnia-Herzegovina Under 0.5

Bosnia struggled to score goals during the group stage, having only 9 goals in 10 matches. It is natural when the attacking game heavily relies on 38-years-old Edin Džeko. Ukraine has a solid defensive line, in addition to the goalkeeper, who is currently number 1 in Real Madrid. Given all these circumstances, it does not seem that Bosnia will have a lot of chances to score. Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Ukraine odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 2.40.

Artem Dovbyk to Score at Any Time

Artem Dovbyk, alongside with his team, Girona, became one of the main surprises in La Liga this season. Initially not considered serious, Girona is still in top-3, with Dovbyk heading the attack. He has already scored 14 goals in this draw of La Liga and his attacking abilities will be helpful in the upcoming match, where he will definitely have scoring chances. Unibet gives 2.90 for this Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Ukraine tip.

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