Bosnia vs Belgium by Meese
Even though they suffered quite unexpected defeat in the previous qualifying window when the side lost 3:2 on the road against Cyrpus, Bosnian national team still has a chance to get the second place and a play-off spot in case they record positive result in this one. Their last match will be away to Estonia and if the side remains with a competitive motive, it shouldn't be a very difficult task for them.
However, in case of any other result but victory against Belgium, they will need to wait for the results of other games in order to find out how big their chances remain, or if they'll have it at all. After disappointing loss to Cyprus, they won on the road against Gibraltar 4:0 goals from (Dzeko twice, Kodro and Lulic), as the side now remains with a point more than Greece which will most likely be their biggest and only rival for the second position.
In comparison to previous few call-ups, hosts will miss Ervin Zukanovic (22/0, Genoa) who is suspended, but also injured defenders Emin Bicakcic (20/3, Hoffenheim), Avdija Vrsaljevic (17/2, Osmanlispor), midfielders Miralem Pjanic (75/12, Juventus) and forward Milan Djuric (14/7, Bristol City).
Belgium, on the other side, already secured the first position in the group with very impressive record of seven victories and a draw so far (only one being at home against Greece in a game where they dominated a lot as well). With eight points more than second placed Bosnia & Herzegovina, they are already sure participant of World Cup 2018 and are coming here without much of competitive motive.
However, whoever plays will surely be aiming to leave a good impression to their coach since the team is very quality and has some extraordinary players on the bench as well. Moreover, they will surely be eager to make one of the best qualifying paths in their history adding two more victories in already great record, especially when talking about goal difference which is 35:3 for now.
In comparison to previous few call-ups, they will miss defender Jordan Lukaku (7/0, Lazio), midfielders Moussa Dembele (70/5, Tottenham), Radja Nainggolan (29/6, Roma) and striker Christian Benteke (31/11, Crystal Palace).
- Four out of last five mutual matches between these ended as over 2.5 goals.
Bosnia will surely be going after victory here, since even if they get the second position in the end, they stand quite terribly at the table of second ranked teams and need points one way or another. In case Belgium shows anything close to their potential, this game can easily end with plenty of goals, in each net at least once too.