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Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Belgium

Competition – World Cup Qualifying

Stadium – Olympic Stadium Asim Ferhatovic Hase

Date: 7th October 2017

Kick-off time – 17:00 GMT

Belgium may have ran away with the automatic ticket of group H but they will not want to take this game lightly.

Roberto Martinez will want his star studded team to continue this run for as long as they can and Bosnia will be a testing opposition for them.

The Bosnians are currently 2nd in the table and are looking to win that playoff spot at the end of the qualifying series but they have to do better than they did in the reverse fixture when Eden Hazard inspired Belgium to record a 4-0 win over them.

Bosnia have scored in five of their last seven games against the Belgians.

The Bosnians have scored 14 goals in their last 6 games while the Belgians have netted 19 times – it will be interesting to see if they are able to outscore their visitors here.

Belgium will be banking on the returning Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku to lead their attack that also has Napoli’s free scoring Dries Mertens.

With Nainggolan out Injured, Maruane Fellaini is expected to play deeper and Martinez will hope that he avoids unnecessary cautions.

They have played their host 7 times in the past and honours remains even with three wins, three losses and 1 draw.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Bosnia and Herzegovina

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Gibraltar 0-4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sep 3, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
L Cyprus 3-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Aug 31, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
D Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-0 Greece Jun 9, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Albania 1-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mar 28, 2017 International Friendly
W Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Gibraltar Mar 25, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA

Belgium

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Greece 1-2 Belgium Sep 3, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Belgium 9-0 Gibraltar Aug 31, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Estonia 0-2 Belgium Jun 9, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Belgium 2-1 Czech Republic Jun 5, 2017 International Friendly
D Russia 3-3 Belgium Mar 28, 2017 International Friendly


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Belgium 4-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Oct 7, 2016 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
Belgium 3-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sep 3, 2015 European Championship Qualifying
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1 Belgium Oct 13, 2014 European Championship Qualifying
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 Belgium Apr 1, 2009 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
Belgium 2-4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mar 28, 2009 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA

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