Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Euro qualifiers Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Portugal v Bosnia and Herzegovina, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Euro Qualification match between Portugal v Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Match Details:

League: Euro Qualification Group J – Round 3

Venue: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisboa, Portugal

Time: 18th June, 12.15 am

Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Preview

Roberto Martinez will be hoping to make it three out of three as Portugal welcome Bosnia and Herzegovina at Lisbon on Saturday night. The hosts currently sit top of the table on 6 points, courtesy of thumping performances against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Ronaldo led the scoring charts with a brace against Liechtenstein in a 4-0 win, while he replicated the same stats against Luxembourg in a 6-0 win away at Letzebuerg. Fernando Santos, the Portuguese manager at the time led the Os Navegadores to the quarter finals in Qatar, only to be eliminated by the underdogs Morocco for Santos to eventually lose his job. This incidentally was Portugal’s best performance since finishing fourth in the 2006 World Cup. Having been knocked out of the Euros in the Round of 16 in 2020, Portugal will certainly be looking to make a bigger impression in 2024, provided they secure qualification – if they want to get anywhere near their winning campaign in Euro 2016. Disregarding the loss to Morocco, the Portuguese have won each of their last three matches, having scored 16 goals in the process while having conceded just once. A similar scenario could arise on Saturday night with Martinez’s high intensity and attacking style of play, however Bosnia and Herzegovina could prove to be a sterner test than their previous opponents.

The visitors currently sit third in the table, having picked up 3 points from their opening 2 fixtures. Their newly appointed coach Faruk Hadzibegic was appointed in charge of Bosnia only in January, with the Euro qualification being his first real piece of test. They secured a convincing 3-0 victory over Iceland in their first game at Zenica, however lost the second to Slovakia after goals from Robert Mak and Lukas Harasalin killed the game. Bosnia and Herzegovina will be hoping to make it into their first ever Euro finals though, as they currently sit juts one point shy of second placed Slovakia. The last real piece of success for the Dragons was their qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, however since their performances haven’t been consistent enough. Hadzibegic’s side will have to be on top form against their group leaders, and anything positive out of the game will rise a new sense of optimism among the players ahead of winnable fixtures against Luxembourg and Liechtenstein in their next 2.

Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Prediction:

Portugal 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina


Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina Key Stats:

Goals:

Portugal: C Ronaldo (4), B Silva (2), J Felix, J Cancelo, R Leao (1)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: R Krunic (2), A Dedic (1)

Assists: 

Portugal: B Silva, B Fernandes, J Palhinha, N Mendes, R Leao (1)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Hadziahmetovic (1)

Tackles:

Portugal: J Felix (4), B Fernandes, J Palhinha (3), A Siva (2)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Dedic (5), A Ahmedhodzic, H Milicevic, J Gazibegovic (4)

Interceptions:

Portugal: D Pereira (6), J Palhinha (4), B Fernandes (2)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Dedic, B Tahirovic, J Gazibegovic, S Sanicanin (3)

Chances Created:

Portugal: B Fernandes (10), R Neves (4), J Palhinha, R Leao, R Guerreiro (3)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Dedic (6), A Hadziahmetovic (4), R Krunic (2)


Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Lineups:

Portugal: Patricio; A Silva, Dias, Danilo; Dalot, Palhinha, Fernandes, Guerreiro; B Silva, Ronaldo, Felix

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sehic; Dedic, Ahmedhodzic, Milicevic, Sanicanin, Gazibegovic; Hadziahmetovic, Cimirot, Pjanic; Dzeko, Prevljak

Unavailable Players:

Portugal: N Mendes

Bosnia and Herzegovina: NA


Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Fantasy Combination:

Gk: Sehic

Def: D Dalot, R Guerreiro, A Silva ,A Dedic

Mid: B Silva, B Fernandes, A Hadziahmetovic

Fwd: C Ronaldo (C), J Felix (VC), E Dzeko

Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Captaincy Picks:

C Ronaldo, J Felix, B Silva

Portugal vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Grand League Picks:

J Palhinha, D Dalot, R Guerreiro