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Bosnia-Herzegovina - 2014 FIFA World Cup Betting Odds to Win
Bosnia-Herzegovina could not have been happy to be drawn into a group with Argentina, but they have a great chance to make it out facing the likes of Iran and Nigeria. They won their European qualifying group, ahead of Greece on goal differential, and they have a couple of great strikers in Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic.
The offense is the strength of the squad and while the midfield is also solid the same cannot be said and the defense.
Bosnia-Herzegovina is making their very first World Cup appearance and they have the second best betting odds to make it out of Group F.
Bosnia-Herzegovina Odds to win World Cup 2014: +15000
Bosnia-Herzegovina Odds to win Group F: +600
How They Advanced:
Bosnia-Herzegovina came in first in European qualifying Group G with 25 points and won the group having a better goal differential than Greece. The Greeks were the only real threat to them and they beat them at home 3-1 and played to a 0-0 draw in Athens.
The defense is the weakness of the Bosnia-Herzegovina squad, but in winning their last three qualifying matches they only gave up two goals. They only had one loss in group play and that was on the road against Slovakia.
Bosnia-Herzegovina is much better than Iran, not nearly as good as Argentina, and pretty even with Nigeria. Their fate will come down how they play against the Nigerians in their second match, as they will lose to Argentina and easily beat Iran. Nigeria has a top-notch midfield, which will give the Balkan squad problems. However, their offense will push them through in what should be a very entertaining match.
In the round of 16 Bosnia-Herzegovina will lose to France, who will win Group E.
07/09/12 Liechtenstein 1 – 8 Bosnia-Herzegovina
11/09/12 Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 – 1 Latvia
12/10/12 Greece 0 – 0 Bosnia-Herzegovina
16/10/12 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 – 0 Lithuania
22/03/13 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 – 1 Greece
07/06/13 Latvia 0 – 5 Bosnia-Herzegovina
06/09/13 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 – 1 Slovakia
10/09/13 Slovakia 1 – 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina
11/10/13 Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 – 1 Liechtenstein
15/10/13 Lithuania 0 – 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina Key Players
Edin Dzeko FW Manchester City - This forward gives Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of the duo that gives Bosnia-Herzegovina a great attack.
Vedad Ibisevic FW Stuttgart – Number two man of the dynamic duo.
Miralem Pjanic MF Roma AS Roma – The attacking midfielder gives the squad another offensive weapon.
Past World Cup Results:
2010 Did not qualify
2006 Did not qualify
2002 Did not qualify
Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup Schedule:
15/06/14 Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina - Estadio do Maracanã
21/06/14 Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina - Arena Pantanal
25/6/14 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran - Arena Fonte Nova
Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup Roster