France vs Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview 01/09/2021
Wednesday evening sees the return of the World Cup qualifiers and France will play host to Bosnia-Herzegovina, no doubt looking to shrug off their recent disappointment in the Euro 2020 tournament.
France were bundled out of the European Championship by Switzerland on penalties in the round of last 16 after the scores were level at 3-3.
At least the hosts know they have previous over Wednesday night’s opponents, Bosnia, as Les Bleus recorded a 1-0 win away from home against their upcoming opponents in their last meeting.
The 2⃣3⃣ Bleus – some old faces, some new – ready to go to work in search of World Cup qualifying points in September #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/dBsdSJYeTA
— French Team ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) August 26, 2021
Indeed, France have started their World Cup qualifying campaign in promising fashion as the hosts picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at home with Ukraine and then followed that up with back-to-back wins against Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which were both away from home.
France will return to home soil for matchday 4 of Group D against Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg having been unbeaten in their last eight World Cup qualifiers, winning six of these, while also winning three of the last four meetings against Bosnia-Herzegovina too.
Bosnia-Herzegovina will head over to France for this important Group D clash in Strasbourg having failed to win any of their last 13 matches in all competitions and within this period, the visitors have also failed to score in eight of these games as well.
In addition, eight defeats and five draws suggest that Bosnia-Herzegovina are expected to struggle against a far superior and quality-laden French side, who’ll be keen to record the ‘double’ over their opponents back on home soil.
World Cup qualifiers have also produced some inconsistent results for Bosnia as they’ve managed to win just two of their last seven matches overall, with wins recorded on the road away at relative minnows, Gibraltar and Estonia respectively.
The visitors have been steady on the road in previous World Cup qualifiers as they’ve lost just two of their last 11 matches but one of the defeats came in the shape of a 4-0 hammering at Belgium and France also fit in the same category and calibre as the Red Devils on the world stage.
France will be keen to take another step towards qualification with a win on Wednesday night.