Bosnia v Northern Ireland Prediction & Betting Tips, 15th October 201814th October 2018 / lee
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It is two wins from two in the Nations League for Bosnia who are leading League B3. A win over the Irish on Monday will leave them six points clear of Austria with one game to play. Northern Ireland are still looking for their first point after a narrow loss against the Austrians over the weekend. Read our Bosnia v Northern Ireland betting tips for more.
Bosnia v Northern Ireland Betting Odds*
Northern Ireland 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 12th, 2018 at 1:35 p.m.)
Bosnia News and Form
It has been a strong showing from Bosnia so far in the Nations League having won both of their games. Both successes over Austria and away at Northern Ireland were both by the one-goal margin. Bosnia to win by a one-goal margin is at 9/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 2018 at 4:42 pm). They are W2 D1 in their last three games with a clean sheet earned in their last two. They are undefeated in their last seven games as well and during that spell of form, they have shipped just the two goals in total.
So it’s going to be tough for the Irish to break them down. In the bet365 correct score market a Bosnia 1-0 result is at 4/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 2018 at 4:42 pm). That has a lot of appeal because they aren’t the strongest of scoring sides. They have returned just seven goals in their last nine games played and three of those were in one friendly win over South Korea back in June. They have failed to score in five of their last nine now. So it’s hard to expect a high scoring game and they will just want to get the win done in any fashion.
Northern Ireland News and Form
The Irish are heavily on the back foot now in the group and relegation down to League C is a real possibility now. They are without a point at the halfway stage having lost by a one-goal margin against Bosnia and Austria. In their first meeting against Bosnia at Windsor Park the Irish were 2-0 until Will Grigg got their consolidation in the 90th minute. The Irish are struggling for wins and have been since the beginning of September last year. Grigg misses this one through injury and Kyle Lafferty is already missing.
Northern Ireland have two wins in their last eleven games now (D3 L6) so it’s not happening for them at the moment. This was always going to be a difficult group for them. They made a trip to Austria on the weekend and dug in there, but were broken just after the 70th minute for a 1-0 defeat. They have failed to score now in six of their last nine. Both teams not to score is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 2018 at 4:42 pm). Troublingly for Northern Ireland, who really need a win out of this, they are just W1 D2 L3 in their last six away games. They have failed to score in eight of their last 10 road games.
Bosnia v Northern Ireland Head to Head
Bosnia took a 2-1 win out in Northern Ireland in the first Nations League meeting. That is the only previous clash between the two nations.
Who will win – Bosnia v Northern Ireland Predictions
Bosnia are in strong form and they should be able to take an unassailable lead at the top of the group with three points in his one. They are strong at the back and have those touches of quality to find a winner. Bosnia to win to nil appeals.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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