Italy vs Bosnia and Herzegovina prediction 09.06.2024

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  • Competition: Friendly International
  • Date: Sunday, 9th June, 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC +1 / 20:45 CEST
  • Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli)

In their last preparation game for the upcoming EURO, Italy will face off against Bosnia and Herzegovina at Stadio Carlo Castellani in Empoli.

Italy, the reigning EURO Champions, had a major collapse as they failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after North Macedonia eliminated them in the Playoffs. Still, after an unsuccessful WC Qualifier, Italy bounced back with a good UEFA Nations League run and then the EURO Qualifiers as well. Even though they don't have the stars they used to have (especially upfront), Italy are still among the best teams in Europe.

Bosnia and Herzegovina have never appeared in the EURO in their history, at least as a sovereign state. After they won the UEFA Nations League B, they had high hopes for the EURO Qualifiers. However, they had an atrocious cycle, finishing 5th in a group with Portugal, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. Still, since they won their Nations League Group, they had an extra chance to qualify for EURO, but Ukraine easily eliminated them in the Semi-Finals.

Italy vs Bosnia and Herzegovina pick: Italy to win and cover the -1.5 AH spread

Italy lost just once in the last ten games in all competitions. That was against England (3:1) away from home in a match where Italy deserved at least a draw. At home, Italy won five of the last six matches against much better teams than Bosnia and Herzegovina and three of those five wins were by two or more goals difference.

Bosnia and Herzegovina are in terrible form, losing five in a row while allowing an incredible 16 goals - 3.2 per game. Like most Balkan teams, Bosnia and Herzegovina are playing a lot better at home. Away from home, they only won against poor Liechtenstein in the last 11.

In the last h2h game, Italy won 2:0. Additionally, Italy won three of four h2h games these teams played.

Considering the previous h2h games and a massive difference in form, we expect Italy to dominate and win this game by at least two goals difference.

Italy vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    0 : 2

    Italy

    UEFA Nations League

  2. Italy

    1 : 1

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    UEFA Nations League

  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    0 : 3

    Italy

    Euro Qualification

  4. Italy

    2 : 1

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Euro Qualification

Italy

Italy team news

Last week, Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini had to leave the national team due to injury, and coach Spalletti called Federico Gatti as a replacement. 

Also, Domenico Berardi, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Destiny Udogie missed the national team invite due to injuries, while Sandro Tonali will remain sidelined due to breaching the betting rules. 

Last matches of Italy

  1. Italy

    0 : 0

    Turkey

    Friendly International

  2. Ecuador

    0 : 2

    Italy

    Friendly International

  3. Italy

    2 : 1

    Venezuela

    Friendly International

  4. Ukraine

    0 : 0

    Italy

    Euro Qualification

  5. Italy

    5 : 2

    North Macedonia

    Euro Qualification

Italy lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Gianluigi Donnarumma

Defenders

  • 2

    Giovanni Di Lorenzo

  • 5

    Gianluca Mancini

  • 23

    Alessandro Bastoni

  • 3

    Federico Dimarco

Midfielders

  • 18

    Nicolo Barella

  • 10

    Lorenzo Pellegrini

  • 8

    Jorginho

Forwards

  • 17

    Riccardo Orsolini

  • 9

    Mateo Retegui

  • 14

    Federico Chiesa

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina team news

After an unsuccessful EURO Qualifiers, Bosnia and Herzegovina sacked coach Savo Milosevic and appointed Sergej Barbarez on 19th April 2024. This is Barbarez's first time as a head coach. In his first game as coach, Bosnia lost 3:0 against England.

The team's captain, Miralem Pjanic, and the team's best goalkeeper in recent years, Ibrahim Sehic, retired from international football. 

On the other hand, due to injuries, Rade Krunic and Sead Kolasinac are injured and are not called for these friendlies. Additionally, Edin Dzeko was on the bench in the previous game since he was not 100% ready.

Last matches of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  1. England

    3 : 0

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Friendly International

  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 : 2

    Ukraine

    Euro Qualification

  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 : 2

    Slovakia

    Euro Qualification

  4. Luxembourg

    4 : 1

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Euro Qualification

  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    0 : 5

    Portugal

    Euro Qualification

Bosnia and Herzegovina lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Nikola Vasilj

Defenders

  • 16

    Anel Ahmedhodzic

  • 18

    Nikola Katic

  • 21

    Stjepan Radeljic

Midfielders

  • 4

    Ermin Bicakcic

  • 20

    Haris Hajradinovic

  • 14

    Dario Saric

  • 6

    Bemka,om Tahirovic

  • 24

    Jusuf Gazibegovic

Forwards

  • 10

    Ermedin Demirovic

  • 8

    Armin Gigovic

5 Reasons why Italy should win and cover the -1.5 AH spread

  1. Italy won two of the last three games
  2. Italy won seven of the last ten home games
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina lost the last five games in all competitions
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina are without several key players
  5. Italy won the last h2h game 2:0

Main prediction Italy - Bosnia and Herzegovina

AH1 (-1.5)

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Italy vs Bosnia and Herzegovina - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the DAZN Deutsch channel.

? Who could be the goalscorer for Italy?

Mateo Retegui, who scored four goals in seven national team appearances.

? Who could be the goalscorer for Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Ermedin Demirovic, who scored 15 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances for Augsburg.