Two sides who will be looking to pick up their first victory in this year’s Nations League, Bosnia-Herzegovina will welcome Poland to an empty Stadion Bilino Polje on Monday night.
While the Dragons might have shown their inconstancies at the back end of their qualifying campaign for next year’s delayed European Championships, they opened their Group A fixtures with an eye-catching 1-1 draw away at a resurging Italy in midweek.
On the flip side, although Poland might have managed to clinch their spot at EURO 2021 in empathic fashion last year, they could only open their Nations League campaign with a 1-0 defeat in Amsterdam and saw their four-match winning run brought to an abrupt end.
However, making the trip across Europe on Monday night, the Whites should be boosted by what is an eye-catching record against Bosnia.
Unbeaten in their last three meetings against the Dragons, including a 1-0 win when the two nations last met back in 2011, you might be interested to know that a Poland win in Zenica can be found priced at 8/5 with William Hill.
The Dzeko party to continue?
Missing out on what would have been a crucial third-place finish in Group J during their EURO 2021 qualifying campaign, there is no doubt that Bosnia-Herzegovina would have been boosted by their eye-catching display on Thursday night.
Despite finishing 17 points behind Italy during their failed attempt to reach next year’s European Championships, the Dragons snatched a point off of the former world champions and have one attacking icon who has continued to shine while on international duties.
Once again finding the net on foreign soil in Bosnia’s Nations League opener, skipper and all-time leading marksman EdinDžeko will once again lead the line in Zenica on Monday and has now recorded four goals for DušanBajević’s men in his last six appearances.
Playing a vital part in Roma’s stunning European charge at the end of this summer’s Serie A campaign, the former Manchester City striker signed off his domestic season with 21 strikes across all competitions.
You might be interested to know that Džeko can be found priced at 2/1 with Coral to extend on his tally and bag his second Nations League strike on home soil.
Poland struggle without Lewandowski
While Poland might have gained a string of admirers from across Europe as they romped their way to next year’s delayed European Championships, Jerzy Brzęczek’s men couldn’t carry on that momentum out in Amsterdam on Friday night.
Hit with a 1-0 defeat against a Holland squad starting life without Ronald Koeman, there is no doubt that the Eagles really missed the presence of skipper and attacking talisman Robert Lewandowski earlier in the week.
Only managing to muster a single shot on target on foreign soil over the weekend, they did look somewhat lost without the Bayern Munich ace and that was the first time over the past 12 months that they have drawn a blank.
Once again without Lewandowski on Monday night, it is also worth noting that Poland have now failed to record over 1.5 goals in seven of their last 10 contests on the road.
Also hit with what was a shock 2-0 defeat away in Slovenia last year, you might be interested to know that Poland are priced at 9/4 with Ladbrokes to draw another blank on foreign soil.