On Thursday night, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iceland clash in their opening Group J of Euro 2024 qualifying.Bosnia-Herzegovina form guide
The home side saw a six-game unbeaten run ended by a 4-1 defeat in Romania. The game was a rare high-scoring outing for Bosnia-Herzegovina, as eight of their last ten international games have produced under 2.5 goals.
Bosnia-Herzegovina has a recent mixed record in qualifying, having won just three of their last ten games in qualifiers. Their recent games in European Championships qualifiers have been high-scoring encounters, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their previous eight games.
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s recent results on home soil in European Championship qualifiers have been a mixed bag, as they have won two, drawn two and lost one of their previous five games in qualifying.
Their recent home qualifying games have certainly served up goals, as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six European Championship qualifiers.Iceland form guide
The Nordic nation has failed to win in 90 minutes in their last seven international outings. Last time out, a 2-1 defeat against fellow Scandinavian team Sweden was a rare high-scoring game for Iceland, as their previous seven games had all produced under 2.5 goals.
A 2-1 defeat in Hungary in their last European Championships qualifier ended a four-game unbeaten run for Iceland in qualifying. Their recent qualifiers have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last nine matches in qualifying.
Iceland has a poor recent away record in European Championship qualifying, winning just one of their last five qualifiers, having suffered three defeats in the poor run. That run included conceding at least two goals in all three of those recent qualifying defeats.What am I backing?This game should be a close encounter. However, I believe this game will be high-scoring, so I am backing over 2.5 goals.