IRELAND were long shots to get a result in Bosnia and now will hope a Long shot puts them through.
A 1-1 draw in Zenica last week must have been more than Martin O'Neill had hoped for from his injury-hit squad.
It could have been better if they hadn't conceded a late equaliser to Edin Dzeko – even though no one saw it through the fog.
O'Neill is desperate to have Southampton striker Shane Long ready for the Dublin return and he could make the difference between going to France or staying at home with Scotland.
Long bagged the winner against Germany and with Robbie Keane no longer regarded as a starter he's their best option up front.
Bosnia need to score to have any chance of qualifying and while they are now second favourites at 6-4 with bet365 to go through – the Irish are 8-13 at McBookie – they'll give it a go.
Dzeko remains their biggest scoring threat and is 13-2 at Paddy Power to score first and 5-2 to net at any time. Deadball expert Miralem Pjanic is 4-1 at McBookie to score and Long is 13-5.
If Long doesn't make it the Irish will be looking to Jon Walters to make his mark and he's 14-5 at 888sport to hit the target.
To win on the night the Irish are 29-20 at McBookie with Bosnia 23-10 with the Scots firm. A draw pays 11-5 at McBookie and 1-1 scoreline that forces extra time is 6-1.
Bosnia must score or they're out and are 1-2 at Coral to do so. It will be tight and tense and the first goals could take some time to come. Paddy Power go evens it arrives after 32 minutes.
1st Goal Time over 32
(1-1, Paddy Power)
Ireland to qualify