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Bosnia and Herzegovina v Portugal (Friday)
Euro 2012 play-offs
KO 19.45, ESPN, Friday 11th


(Max last 10 only)
18 Nov 2009 World Cup Qualifiers Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-1 Portugal
14 Nov 2009 World Cup Qualifiers Portugal 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina


Samir Nasri’s equaliser from the penalty spot in Paris consigned Bosnia-Herzegovina to the play-offs where they now meet Portugal. Bosnia were looking in great shape to snatch top spot after Edin Dzeko gave his side the lead, before they surrendered their advantage late on.

Most teams in the play-offs will have been looking to avoid Portugal, but Bosnia certainly won’t shy away from the contest after some impressive performances in the group. With the first leg in Zenica, Bosnia will be looking to get the better of a Portugal side that struggled at times away from home.

The hosts won four of their five home group games and come into the clash on the back of a six game unbeaten run. Much of Bosnia’s good work has been built on a solid backline that has kept clean sheets in their previous four home internationals.

Portugual narrowly missed out top spot after being beaten 2-1 by Denmark as they were level on points heading into the final clash. That was Portugal’s second away defeat in the group, who only managed one clean sheet in their four away matches. Although Paul Bento’s side have looked susceptible at the back, they of course have Cristiano Ronaldo up top – who has scored 20 goals already this season.

Bosnia’s defensive prowess and Portugal’s inconsistencies on their travels suggests this one will be tight and I like the draw at around 3.2 on BETDAQ.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back the draw at around 3.2: 4 points

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