Betting on Bosnia and Herzegovina Football
Bosnia and Herzegovina's elite domestic competition is the Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League – a 12-team division which sees its champion qualify for the preliminary rounds of the UEFA Champions League. The bottom placed teams are then related to the second tier of the country's football system, which is divided into two leagues based on geographical location.
The premier cup competition in the country is the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup, which sees 32 clubs enter (from the Premier League and two tier-2 leagues).
Bosnia has a well-established men's national team and accompanying under-age teams, while there is also a women's team. Games featuring any of these teams are covered by our Bosnia and Herzegovina odds comparison tool.
Bosnian Football Odds
The Premier League is played over the traditional European months of August to May, and the 12-team competition sees each team play each other home and away, and then additionally home or away depending on the season's schedule for a total of a 33-game season, which is rather unique. The league takes a winter break between December and February each year.
The 2018/19 season was categorised by home teams dominating (with an average of 1.71 points per game), draws being commonplace (29% of matches) but goals being relatively hard to come by (2.22 goals per game with only 40% of matches featuring three or more goals). Interestingly, these statistics have remained remarkably steady over the previous four seasons, so can inform betting selections accordingly.
The league itself is competitive, with any of three or four teams capable of winning the 12-team top flight over the previous half a dozen seasons or so. Currently (as of 2018/19) the league champions are FC Sarajevo, who ended a three-season winning streak of Zrinjski Mostar, who are statistically the most successful domestic club side to date.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Football History
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a new nation by international standards, and until 1992 its footballers played for Yugoslavia. The team played its first FIFA international match in 1995. Thankfully the country's football system has been able to move on from its war-torn past and has developed competitive and popular domestic competitions which have become a successful breeding ground for talented footballers, many of whom have progressed on to stellar careers with major European clubs.
Since the 1990s, the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team has steadily improved in results and performances, culminating in the nation's sole FIFA World Cup qualification to date in 2014. So far the team are yet to qualify for a European Championships Finals.
In the country's brief history, some star names have been born out the football scene. Perhaps the country's best-known player remains Roma's Edin Džeko, who is the leading cap holder and goalscorer to date. Other notable names include Juventus' Miralem Pjanić and Asmir Begović, formerly of Chelsea.
Currently the team can be backed at betting odds of 6/1 to qualify for Euro 2020, while odds of 150/1 are given to Bosnia and Herzegovina wining the tournament.