Date: 10th October 2015 at 9:00am
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Wales aim to join Northern Ireland in making history on Saturday as they seek to collect the point away to Bosnia and Herzegovina which will secure their first ever qualification to the European Championship.

The Dragons, who are also aiming to qualify for just their second major tournament and first since the 1958 World Cup, are top of Group B after winning five and drawing three of their eight matches so far.

Chris Coleman’s side’s points tally of 18 is one more than second placed Belgium and five ahead of third placed Israel, who occupy the play-off spot.

12 June 2015 - UEFA European Champsionship Qualifying - Group B - Wales v Belgium - Chris Coleman Manager of Wales checks his watch - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Chris Coleman’s Wales just need a point to seal their spot at Euro 2016

And although the Welsh will want to secure qualification in Zenica, they know they have the safety of Tuesday’s final qualifier at home to pointless Andorra if Coleman’s side were to come back empty handed.

Their hosts have had a thoroughly disappointing campaign having previously appeared at the World Cup in Brazil, but know a win would keep their play-off hopes alive.

Mehmed Baždarević’s side, who have only lost one of their four home qualifiers, currently have 11 points from their eight matches, so sit two points behind Israel with two matches to play.

Despite sitting seven points above their opponents, Wales only have to think back to the goalless draw they played out in the reverse fixture a year ago to see that although they have lacked consistency, Bosnia and Herzegovina can be tough to breakdown.

They are also dangerous at the other end of the field with captain Edin Dzeko, who’s a doubt with a knee problem, currently the top scorer in Group B with seven goals – one more than Gareth Bale.

15th June 2014 - FIFA World Cup - Group F - Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina - Edin Dzeko of Bosnia - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Edin Dzeko has seven goals but is a doubt with a knee problem.

Talking of Bale, Coleman has confirmed that the Real Madrid star will start despite having made just one substitute appearance since injuring his calf in September.

Liverpool’s Joe Allen and Crystal Palace’s Joe Ledley are also available after they missed the games against Cyprus and Israel.

Birmingham City winger David Cotterill previously pulled out of the squad because of a hamstring injury, with Coleman calling up Bristol City’s Wes Burns as his replacement.

As well as the uncertainty surrounding Dzeko, Bazdarevic is without suspended Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic.

Group Position: Bosnia and Herzegovina – 4th (11 points); Wales – 1st (18 points)
Last Meeting: Wales 0-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 10, 2014
Key Men: Bosnia and Herzegovina – Edin Dzeko; Wales – Gareth Bale
Form: Bosnia and Herzegovina – LWDWLW; Wales – WDWWWD
Shoot Says: Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1 Wales

 
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