Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
France will be aiming to extend their winning run in Group D to three games when they take on Bosnia at Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg). Les Tricolores are determined to win their qualifying group, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s clash. Milan attacker Olivier Giroud has been left out of the squad, with Karim Benzema likely to lead the line for the hosts.
Jordan Veretout, on the other hand, could make his France debut against Bosnia, whilst Benjamin Pavard is sidelined with injury. Fit-again Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is likely to start against Bosnia. The Balkan Dragons, on the other hand, are eyeing their first win of the process. Jusuf Gazibegovic misses the match through illness, with Mateo Susic stepping up. Experienced attacker Edin Dzeko is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors, but given the number of high-profile players in the home team, we are tempted to put our money on Kylian Mbappe and Co.
Highlighted Player (Kylian Mbappé):
Kylian Mbappe is a French footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a forward. The French rising star began his youth career at AS Bondy and in 2013 he moved to AS Monaco. After making 12 appearances for Monaco B, Kylian Mbappe made his debut for the senior team in 2015. Mbappe quickly established himself as a regular goalscorer, with the teenager finding the net 15 times in 29 appearances in the Ligue 1 in the 2016/2017 season.
In 2017 he moved to fellow French club PSG on loan, with the option of making the deal permanent. Kylian Mbappe scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for les Parisiens in the 2017/2018 and it has to be noted that Unai Emery’s troops eventually won the national championship.
Speaking of his international career, Mbappe played an important role for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, with the pacey rising star scoring a brace in a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament. The PSG attacker was born in Paris on December 20, 1998.
Highlighted Team (Bosnia & Herzegovina):
Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team have been competiting on the international stage since the country declared independence in 1992. The former Yugoslavian republic did well to book their place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, but the Balkan Dragons failed to impress at the showpiece tournament.
Bosnia were beaten by the likes of Argentina and Nigeria in the group stages of the competition, but they gave fans some cheer on June 25, 2014, with the team beating Iran 3-1 in their final group game. The Dragons welcome their rivals at Bilino Polje in Zenica and the capacity of the venue is 15.600. Bosnia play their home games in blue shirts and blue shorts, whilst the colour of their away kits is white.
Roma attacker Edin Dzeko, who used to play for the likes of Wolfsburg and Manchester City, is undisputedly the team’s most notable footballer. Serie A ace Miralem Pjanic is yet another player to mention as he has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world football.