Our football match prediction:
Bosnia and Herzegovina will be aiming to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to Cyprus when they take on Gibraltar at Estadio do Algarve. The Balkan Dragons dropped a two-goal advantage in the 3-2 defeat to the Cypriotes, but they still have good chance of booking their place in the play-offs. Seeing that Greece take on Belgium on Sunday evening, a win over Gibraltar should see the Bosnians climb to second place in their World Cup qualifying group and we predict that coach Mehmet Bazdarevic is going to field the best possible side against the rock-bottom team. Gibraltar were hammered by ten-man Belgium (0-9) in their last qualifier and, taking everything into account, the minnows are unlikely to upset Bosnia, who are desperate to pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match. As before, a man to watch in the away team will be Roma attacker Edin Dzeko, who has netted three goals so far in the process.
Highlighted 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 (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.