Finland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina prediction, preview, team news and more | 2022-23 UEFA Nations League

Finland take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in their UEFA Nations League opener on Friday
Finland take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in their UEFA Nations League opener on Friday

Finland square off against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on Friday as they get their UEFA Nations League campaign underway.

The two sides have been drawn alongside Romania and Montenegro in Group 3 of League B. With only one promotion spot up for grabs, both teams will be looking to get their campaigns underway with a win.

This will be the first game for the two teams since March when they took part in two friendly fixtures apiece. Finland suffered a 2-0 loss to Slovakia while Bosnia and Herzegovina picked up a 1-0 win against Luxembourg.

Finland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Head-to-Head

The two sides have met five times across all competitions. The head-to-head record is perfectly even at the moment with two wins apiece while one game has ended in a draw.

This will be the first meeting in the Nations League in this fixture. They last met in the qualification campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November, with the game ending in a 3-1 win for Finland.

Finland form guide (all competitions): L-D-L-W-W

Bosnia and Herzegovina form guide (all competitions): W-L-L-L-D

Finland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Team News


Huuhkajat have called up 27 players for the four Nations League games this month. There are no reported injuries or suspension concerns for them at the moment.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zmajevi head into the Nations League with a 30-man squad. Initially, 31 players were called up to the camp but Kenan Kodro suffered a thigh injury in training and has been ruled out for two weeks, effectively ruling him out of the Nations League fixtures. No replacement has been named for the player as of now.

Injured: Kenan Kodro

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Finland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Predicted XIs

Finland (5-3-2): Jesse Joronen (GK); Jere Uronen, Leo Vaisanen, Miro Tenho, Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Nikolai Alho; Robin Lod, Rasmus Schuller, Ilmari Niskanen; Teemu Pukki, Joel Pohjanpalo

Bosnia-Herzegovina Predicted XI (3-5-2): Ibrahim Sehic (GK); Anel Ahmedhodzic, Adnan Kovacevic, Eldar Civic; Sead Kolasinac, Gojko Cimirot, Miralem Pjanic, Amer Gojak, Miroslav Stevanovic; Edin Dzeko, Smail Prevljak

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Finland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina Prediction

Both sides will play their first game since March and might be a bit rusty here. Most of the players named by both sides have been playing for the national team for a long time, so that should help overcome some of the rustiness in the match.

The two sides are currently evenly matched in this fixture and are likely to play out a draw here.

Prediction: Finland 2-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Edited by Peter P