The European side can move a step closer to achieving that dream if they can claim all three points when they face Nigeria in Cuiaba on Saturday night.
Despite losing to Argentina last time out, Bosnia-Herzegovina are chalked up as 4/5 (1.80) favourites with William Hill to take a significant stride towards the knockout stages of the competition by claiming victory over their African opponents this weekend.
Nigeria produced a wholly unconvincing performance in a goalless draw with Iran on Monday night and it is little surprise to see Stephen Keshi’s men available at a chunky 7/2 (4.50) with William Hill to get the better of Bosnia in Cuiaba. The same firm go 5/2 (3.50) that the match ends in stalemate.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is likely to spearhead the attack for Safet Susic’s side on Saturday but it is debatable whether the front man represents value at a skinny 100/30 (4.33) with William Hill to break the deadlock here.
Vedad Ibisevic was on target in the defeat against Argentina and the Stuttgart striker, who is available at 4/1 (5.0) with William Hill to net the opening goal, will be hoping that he is rewarded with a starting berth should Susic adopt a more aggressive approach for Saturday’s crunch clash.
The European outfit leaked just six goals in 10 qualifying matches and will be confident of building on a solid performance against Alejandro Sabella’s side by seeing off Nigeria in their second Group F outing.
Given Bosnia-Herzegovina’s solid defensive record, there may be value in backing the chunky 11/4 (3.75) quote offered up by William Hill for Safet Susic’s side to win a match featuring fewer than three goals.
However, punters are advised to play safe ahead of Saturday’s clash and the 4/5 (1.80) quote for Bosnia-Herzegovina to claim all three points against Nigeria represents sufficient value this weekend.
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