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Ireland vs Bosnia

Ireland
Ireland
  • 2 - 0
  • Played

Bosnia

Preview:
Republic of Ireland and Bosnia‑Herzegovina meet at Aviva Stadium, in a 2nd leg match for the EC Qualification (Play‑offs). These two teams tied (1‑1) in the 1st leg match. The recent head‑to‑head record favours the home team, since they have a record of 1 win and 1 draw in the last 2 matches. The home advantage may play an important role in this match , since Republic of Ireland presents significant differences between home and away results.

Analysis of Republic of Ireland

The home team comes to this 2nd leg match with the advantage of the away draw by (1‑1), so all they need is a tie for under 1 goal to stay ahead in the aggregate result. This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 EC Qualification home matches Republic of Ireland has a record of 3 wins and 2 draws.

They haven’t lost any of the last 5 home matches for this competition. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

To hold the advantage in this play-off the coach Martin O'Neill has already employed the defender O'Shea and the winger Walters, who were suspended in the first leg. However, the Ireland still can not rely on Shay Given neither David McGoldrick. In this game is expected that the Irish coach opt for a more defensive strategy to win at least a goalless draw.
 

Confirmed Lineup: D. Randolph, C. Clark, S. Coleman, R. Keogh, G. Whelan, J. Hendrick, R. Brady, J. McCarthy, W. Hoolahan, D. Murphy, J. Walters.
Coach: M. O'Neill.

Analysis of Bosnia-Herzegovina

The away team comes to this 2nd leg match in disadvantage, since despite the 1st leg draw they have conceded 1 goal at home. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 5 EC Qualification away matches Bosnia‑Herzegovina has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 14 goals between minutes (31'‑45').

After a difficult draw with Ireland, at home, Bosnia will have to score to get access to the Euro 2016 group stage. However the coach Mehmed Baždarević lost the central defender Mensur Mujdza: the player was injured at the minute 51. Edin Dzeko continues in great performance: the advanced of Roma scored the only goal of the team in the first leg.
 

Confirmed Lineup: A. Begović, O. Vranješ, E. Cocalić, E. Zukanović, E. Spahić, S. Kolašinac, H. Medunjanin, E. Višća, S. Lulić, M. Pjanić, E. Džeko.
Coach: M. Baždarević.

Betting suggestion:

The most likely stage for this game will be the occurrence of few goals. After tied 1-1 it's expected that this game to be relatively calmer because, playing at home, Ireland will act more defensive hindering the situation at maximum to Bosnia. Thus we can foresee that this game ends with a few goals in marker.
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  • Draws 18.66%
  • Away team wins 37.69%
  • Over 1.5 72.76%
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