Bosnia vs Estonia by Isaiah
Bosnia enters new qualifying rounds for World Cup having in mind their poor start in previous qualifications, where the team managed to annul their poor performances at start and earned the third position with three consecutive victories in the end, earning a play-off ticket where they got excluded from Ireland for the tournament held this Summer in France.
They had a 1:1 draw from the first game, but weren't as efficient as they should in the returning leg and suffered 2:0 defeat, despite having their own chances too. After that disappointment, the team played few friendly matches, winning over Luxembourg and Switzerland, but losing to Spain. Easily in June, they played at Kirin Cup in Japan, winning against Denmark and home side, winning the competition in the end. They'll now make a fresh start and will try to give their best in order to enter the new chapter in the best possible way.
No huge changes are expected in the home team. They can't count at defender Mujdza (Kaiserslautern), midfielders Hajrovic (Werder), Besic (Everton) and Salihovic (Beijing Renhe), but other than that have pretty quality roster with some star key players in comparison to Estonian level of quality.
Estonia didn't have many chances in a pretty tough previous group for the qualifiers for EURO 2016, but the team looked rather well at the start of the competition, since they were pretty close to get the third position in front of Slovenia, but ended up with three consecutive defeats and far away from the play-off rounds.
As in every qualifications, one of their biggest problems was scoring goals, since the team has scored only four goals in ten matches which is less than expected even for far worse teams than the team from Baltic is. They have played plenty of friendlies since then, winning only one, against Andorra 2:0 out of last eight official matches. Most recently, they had a 1:1 home draw against Malta few days before they traveled to Bosnia. Experienced defender Jaager (121 caps for national team) from Valarenga will not be playing, as well as midfielder Puri (69/4, Nomme Kalju), Kink (82/6) or forward Ojamaa (23/0, from Go Ahead Eagles).
These two teams have played in the qualifiers for the World Cup back in 2008, when the Bosnians took two convincing victories with aggregate result 9:0, trashing Estonia 7:0 at home. I'm not expecting similar result now, but the home team should be able to get more than convincing victory leaving the visitors without hope towards the end of the match.