Competition: World Cup qualifier
Market: Finland win
Odds: 8/5 @ 888sport
Looking to get their qualifying campaign off to a flying start in midweek, Finland will welcome Bosnia-Herzegovina to Helsinki on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, after signing off their Nations League campaign with a sluggish 3-1 defeat against Wales back in November, Finland will be looking to prove that was just a minor blip in midweek. Despite seeing their four-match winning run come to an abrupt end against The Dragons last year, Head Coach Markku Kanerva knows that his squad must get off to a flying start if they’re to reach the 2022 World Cup Finals. Sharing Group D with the likes of defending world champions France and Ukraine, Finland will undoubtedly be boosted by their shock meeting against Les Bleus four months ago. Shocking many across Europe as they picked up a stunning 2-0 win against France back in November, it should also be noted that Finland picked up another 2-0 victory the last time they hosted Bosnia.
As for the visitors, last seen back in November when getting hit with a routine 2-0 defeat against Italy, there is no doubt that new Bosnia boss Ivaylo Petev has quite the job on his hands. Enduring what was a woeful campaign in last year’s Nations League run, The Blues managed to pick up just a pair of points from their six contests and dropped down to Group B. Coming under real scrutiny for what was a shock 2-0 defeat against Iran in a friendly showdown on home soil four months ago, Bosnia have now lost each of their last four matchups across all formats. In fact, without a single win to their name since November 2019, it should also be noted that Wednesday’s guests have continued to struggle in the final third. Managing to bag just a single goal in over 500 minutes of action, we’re backing another tough night for Bosnia on foreign soil.
Bet: Finland 8/5 to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier @ 888sport