Belgium v Bosnia-Herzegovina Betting Tips September 3rd 2015
Tip #1: Back Belgium to win @ 1.50 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 with bet365.com
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Belgium v Bosnia-Herzegovina Betting Tips: Match Preview
Belgium currently reside three points behind Group B-leaders Wales following a 1-0 away defeat at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The loss to Wales as the first for Belgium in their Euro 2016 Qualifying campaign, and it places them in a less comfortable position because they are now only two points ahead of Israel and Cyprus, both of which are level on nine points.
Head coach Marc Wilmots must get his side back on track if they are to close the gap on Wales and avoid being drawn into a dogfight for second place. Although it is technically easier to qualify for the next European Championship than in years gone by (there are now 24 teams instead of 16), qualification is by no means a certainty in what is shaping up to be a trickier group than was first anticipated for the Belgians.
Comparatively, the Belgians have the greatest abundance of talent, but it appears that they are not doing enough with the resources they have available. Talents like Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku would have been expected to deliver a better return than 11 points from a possible 18 by this stage.
Wilmots pretty much has his best complement of players to choose from in facing Bosnia, a side they drew 1-1 against back in October last year. On that occasion, Belgium had to come from behind to salvage a draw in the second half.
Bosnia currently hold the fifth spot in Group B, having earned only eight points from a possible 18. However, it would appear that they could be primed for a rise up the standings. This is due to the fact that leading striker Edin Džeko transferred on loan from Man City to Roma in the summer, now playing alongside fellow international teammate Miralem Pjanić.
Pjanić and then Džeko scored goals to earn an enormous victory for Roma against Serie A rivals Juventus, condemning the Old Lady to successive league defeats to start their season. Both players have already proven integral for the country and can only perform better now that they are linking up on a weekly basis in their league football.
Bosnia do not have a squad that can rival that of Belgium, but they do have pieces here and there to support the efforts of their two finest attackers. While they have managed to limit the goals they have conceded to seven in six qualifiers, they have only scored eight goals. Although they should not expect to travel to Belgium and dominate, they need to play strong in defence and ensure that Pjanić is able to provide Džeko with a regular supply.
A couple of league games are unlikely to be enough for Pjanić and Džeko to lead their weaker teammates past a superior Belgium team.
But that is not to say that they cannot give the Belgians a surprise along the way.