Italy vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuesday’s game for the qualifying round, Group J, for the EURO 2020 Qualifiers, in the Juventus Stadium, Turin.
Doubts about the real progress of Italy’s offensive power following victories over Finland (2-0) and Liechtenstein (6-0) in the double round that opened the Euro 2020 qualifiers due to the fragility of the rivals were dispelled in the confrontation in Greece, the first away from home.
Italy scored three goals in a ten-minute interval setting the showdown. In the first half: Barella (23 minutes), Insigne (30) and Bonucci (33), secured the team’s unbeaten run for seven games (five wins and two draws).
In total, the Italians had 16 attempts to score, quadruple the Greeks. The number of kicks was five times greater than the owners of the house. There were 10 shots on target. Result of a control of possession of the ball during 63% of the time.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The result of the Italian selection was a sample that only remains a place in dispute in the group. In that battle, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 2-0 defeat with Finland at the home of their rivals was a major complication for their situation, since in the double round of March the team had been drawn at home, with Greece (2 to 2).
The Bosnians closed in defense trying to secure a point. But they saw their strategy go downhill with the goal scored by Pukki in the 11th minute of the second part. Twelve minutes later, Pukki again completed the score.
There was no B plan. At no point did the Bosnia and Herzegovina team threaten the opposing goal. Of their 11 attempts to finish, created during 52% possession of the ball period, only one went in the right direction.
Final prediction for Italy x Bosnia and Herzegovina
The confidence acquired by the Italians in the last matches has reduced the potential of the opening of the boom that Bosnia and Herzegovina is set to stage on Tuesday. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of the owners of the house ends up being the best option of guess for the encounter for the fourth round of the qualifiers of Euro 2020.