Bosnia-Herzegovina go up against Montenegro this coming Friday in a game played out at Bilino Polje Stadium. Tension is heating up as we have reached the penultimate round of the UEFA Nations League group stage.
The most recent outing between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 3.60.
Whereas hosts Bosnia-Herzegovina sit as number 57 in the FIFA world ranking, visitors Montenegro arrive as number 67. It certainly has the look of a close encounter this coming Friday.
Bosnia-Herzegovina have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly nine goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of 0.9 goals per game, in which they conceded 12 goals, or 1.2 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to two clean sheets in this run.
Montenegro travel to their next UEFA Nations League match, averaging a lowly 1.3 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of 13 goals, while also conceding ten goals. That amounts to an average of one per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring four times.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Montenegro Prediction
Bosnia-Herzegovina are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating Romania 1-0, and then drawing 1-1 with Montenegro. They were back as winners when they defeated Finland 3-2. Bosnia-Herzegovina claimed three wins in their previous six outings at Bilino Polje Stadium. They drew zero and lost three games while scoring six goals to eight against.
In their past three matches, Montenegro lost 2-0 against Finland, drew 1-1 with Bosnia-Herzegovina and won 0-3 against Romania. Montenegro won twice, while also recording zero draws and four defeats in their last six away matches. The scoreline from these matches says nine goals conceded and six scored.
Their first four outings in this group stage saw Bosnia-Herzegovina collecting eight points to take first place. The semifinal is looming in the horizon for the home side, who'll be looking for three points on Friday.
With eight points from their initial four UEFA Nations League outings, Montenegro remains within reach of the knock out-stages. They probably need a win to claim first place, but a draw in this fifth round match could do the trick, with a bit of luck.
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro seem to have a strong read on the game plan of this particular opponent, as their last three encounters offered no winner. With that in mind, the draw once again makes an attractive bet.
Bosnia-Herzegovina didn't lose any of their previous five matches.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Montenegro Stats
- Bosnia-Herzegovina have not lost the last 5 matches in a row
- Bosnia-Herzegovina have won the last 3 home matches in a row
- Bosnia-Herzegovina have conceded in 8 of the last 10 matches
- Bosnia-Herzegovina have scored in the last 5 matches in a row
- In 3 of the last 4 matches Bosnia-Herzegovina played, both teams scored
- Montenegro have not won 6 of the last 8 away matches
- Montenegro have not lost 4 of the last 5 matches
- Montenegro have lost 3 of the last 4 away matches
- Montenegro have scored in 6 of the last 8 matches
- Montenegro have conceded in 5 of the last 7 away matches
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Montenegro Team News
Montenegro just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Bilino Polje Stadium.
Stefan Savic won't be travelling with Montenegro this time, as he nurses an injury.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Montenegro H2H
The most recent outing between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 3.60. Bosnia-Herzegovina enter the match against Montenegro with a 0-3-0 record in their previous three encounters. A win rate of 0%, which is perhaps worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Montenegro Results
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Montenegro Betting Tips
When looking for in-form players to find the target, there are some interesting names popping up in both teams. Edin Dzeko brings great form to the table, as he is now on three goals in six games. Surely, Bosnia-Herzegovina will start him against Montenegro, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Stefan Mugosa, who notched up four goals in his past six games.
Only two of the previous 10 UEFA Nations League matches at home for Bosnia-Herzegovina had over 2.5 goals. In one of the last 10 league games away for Montenegro the match had over 2.5 goals.
Over 2.5 goals came out two times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Bosnia-Herzegovina, who scored an average of 0.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.3 times in those matches.