Match Time: 9/8/2019 21:00 Sunday (GMT+8)
Armenia: Home defeat against Italy ( Recent Form: L L W W L )
Armenia had a false restart of the European Championship qualifying campaign last Thursday evening. In Yerevan, Italy finally went after a 1-0 lead for the hosts with a 1-3 win. The rest was achieved with 1-1, but the biggest damper took place at the stroke of rest. Forward Alexander Karpetian was allowed to press twice with yellow. The striker of PFC Sochi unintentionally took a leading role because he had also put the Armenians ahead after eleven minutes. In the end, the goal didn't help. In group J, Armenia is in fourth place with this result, with six points from five games. Italy will place itself as number one and Finland has since taken a lead of five and six points respectively on Bosnia and Armenia. The Armenians must win and are likely to take a lot of risks in their own homes. They must do this without attack leader Karpetian. The annoying thing for Armenia is that it depends on a possible mistake from Finland. On Tuesday, October 15, Finland and Armenia meet in Finland, so there remains a small chance of participating in European Championships for Armenia.
Bosnia: Disappointing results ( Recent Form: W D L L W )
To date, Bosnia has performed very weakly in this rather tough group. Italy, Finland and Greece are relatively strong opponents for Bosnia. Bosnia only managed to score points in its own country. Armenia and Liechtenstein were defeated with 2-1 and 5-0 respectively. The away games against Italy were lost 5-0 and in Finland it became 2-0 for the hosts. Then you come to the simple conclusion that Bosnia is not good enough to qualify for the European Championship. Yet coach Robert Prosinecki still has some excellent players at his disposal, such as: Sead Kolasinac, Miralem Pjanic, Edin Dzeko and Edin Visca. Just like Armenia, Bosnia no longer has the qualification for the European Championship in its own hands. It must be hoped for a mistake by Finland to have a chance and at the same time win everything. The expectation is that Prosinecki will not change anything about his team that won convincingly against Liechtenstein last Thursday night.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, this is a crucial duel for both teams to take the final straw towards placement for Euro 2020. I expect an open duel in which ultimately the individual quality will be decisive. That is why, like the bookmakers, I think that Bosnia has the best chance of winning. I predict: Bosnia wins.
Armenia - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Pick: Bosnia-Herzegovina -0.5