Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Stadion Grbavica when Bosnia and Herzegovina face Belgium in the Group H derby. The Bosnians recorded a routine 4-0 win over Gibraltar in their last qualifying match and thanks to the triumph they regained second place in the standings. The Balkan Dragons face an uphill task in Saturday’s football match against Belgium, but we are positive that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field. A man to watch in the home team will be Roma attacker Edin Dzeko. The Belgians secured automatic qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals thanks to a 2-1 win at Greece, meaning that they have little to play for in Saturday’s clash against Bosnia. The hosts want this win more than the visitors and we predict that the Bosnians will pick up vital three points from the Belgium clash.
Highligted Player (Mensur Mujdza):
Mensur Mujdza is a product of Zagreb’s youth school. Mujzda continued playing for the capital club at senior level and he made 136 league appearances for the Whites. In June, 2009 he signed a contract with Freiburg and he has been playing for the Bundesliga outfit ever since. Mujdza became the vice-captain of the team for the 2015/2016 season. He was born on 28 March, 1984 in the capital of Croatia and, as a result, he played for Croatia U20 and U21 teams in the past. Nonetheless, seeing that his family is from Doboj, Bosnia he decided to play for Bosnian national team at senior level. Mujdza made his Bosnia debut against Qatar on 10 August, 2010. He started the match, but he did not score on his debut for the national team. The Bosnia international is a right back, but he is capable of playing as a right winger as well. Mujdza’s contract with Freiburg expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Belgium):
Present on the international stage since 1904, Belgium national team have had plenty of ups and downs in the past, finishing as runners up at the 1980 European Championship in Italy. The Red Devils also won the third place on home soil at the 1972 tournament, while they enjoyed some success at the World Cup finals as well. Belgium qualified for 12 World Cup tournaments, reaching the semi-finals in 1986 and quarter-finals at the 2014 tournament in Brazil. It is the generation that played in Brazil that is believed to be the most talented team since the one featuring Enzo Scifo, Michel Preud’homme and Franky van der Elst. Playing their home games at King Baudouin Stadium, the Red Devils have impressed at the start of the 21st century, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne just some of the world-class players in the squad. Following some impressive results in the Euro 2016 qualifiers and international friendlies, Belgium climbed to number 1 position in the FIFA Rankings in November 2015.