Montenegro vs England betting tips: UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier match preview and predictions

Montenegro vs England prediction: Montenegro 0-3 England

A 5 star England performance.

They blew the Czech Republic away on Friday night at Wembley to set down a marker in this group.

However, if they are to drop points in Group A, it’s likely to happen on the road.

Will they leave a hostile Podgorica City Stadium victorious?

Harry Kane celebrates England goal vs Spain

SEVILLE, SPAIN – OCTOBER 15: Marcus Rashford of England celebrates with his teammates Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling of England after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Nations League A Group Four match between Spain and England at Estadio Benito Villamarin on October 15, 2018 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Montenegro vs England: Who will win?

Montenegro are 15/2 to claim their first ever victory over England.

The Three Lions are 4/9 to leave with all 3 points.

Surprisingly, 3 of the 4 meetings between these two have finished level and another draw is 3/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Both teams to score no is 8/15.

England to win and to keep a clean sheet is 1/1.

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA – JUNE 18: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Stefan Mugoša will be the home side’s biggest threat. He’s 11/1 to score first and 15/4 to get his eighth international goal.

Harry Kane’s penalty on Friday means that he has scored each of the last six penalties he has taken for England. The Tottenham man is 13/5 to score first and 17/20 to net anytime.

Raheem Sterling became the first man to score a hat-trick at Wembley for England since 2010 in that match. He’s 7/2 to score first and 6/5 to get his eighth England goal.

Just as happened against the Czech Republic, Kane and Sterling to score is 6/1.

Both Sancho and Kane to score is 7/1.

Montenegro vs England: Match preview

Montenegro were robbed, what could be, a crucial win on Friday evening.

Stefan Mugoša’s brilliant finish put them a goal in front in Sofia.

However, Bulgaria were awarded a late penalty despite the fact the foul took place a long way outside the area.

The spot kick was duly dispatched and the game finished all square at 1-1.

Can they avenge those two dropped points with a win here?

Ljubiša Tumbaković’s side came into this game in not particularly good form.

They finished third in UEFA Nations League C4, behind Serbia and Romania but above Lithuania, losing their final two matches.

They have never qualified for a tournament as an independent nation so can they claim a famous scalp here?

SEVILLE, SPAIN – OCTOBER 15: Ross Barkley of England (top) celebrates with team mates as as Raheem Sterling of England (obscured) scores his team’s first goal during the UEFA Nations League A Group Four match between Spain and England at Estadio Benito Villamarín on October 15, 2018 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate’s side meanwhile got off to the perfect start on Friday night.

A hat-trick from Raheem Sterling as well as a penalty from Harry Kane and an own goal saw them hammer second seeds Czech Republic 5-0.

They are now unbeaten in their last 18 Euro qualifying matches (W15 D3), winning the last 10 in a row.

That continues the feel good factor following the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Nations League.

This is England’s final game before they head to Portugal in June.

In the summer in Guimarães, Netherlands will be the opponents in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals.

First though, there’s three points on the line.

When these two last met in a qualifier in October 2011, Montenegro came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2.

Will England leave Podgorica with a win this time?

Montenegro team news vs England

Euro 2020 live streaming

ROME, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of UEFA Euro Trophy in the Stadio Olinpico during the UEFA Euro Roma 2020 Official Logo unveiling at Palazzo delle Armi on September 22, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Montenegro are hardly a team full of superstars but, the two top class players they do have are both out.

Ljubiša Tumbaković’s 27 squad members play for 24 different clubs in 15 different countries.

Goalkeeper Danijel Petković will win his 16th cap.

Their star centre-back, Stefan Savić of Atlético Madrid, is out with a knock.

A huge blow.

Marko Simić, who plays his club football in Uzbekistan for Pakhtakor Tashkent, will come in.

Nikola Vukčević of Levante will anchor the midfield.

Further forward, Marko Vešović and Marko Janković are two of 7 squad members one 1 international goal.

Only 4 players have more than that.

Stefan Mugoša is one of those.

He plays for South Korean side Incheon United and got his seventh Montenegro goal in Sofia on Friday.

Just like in defence, they’re without their talismanic figure up front.

Monaco’s Stevan Jovetić has 24 goals in 50 caps but is out with a knee injury.

Either Fatos Bećiraj or Luka Đorđević will be tasked with filling his void.

It is likely to be the former.

Can this side throw a spanner in England’s works?

England team news vs Montenegro

Callum Hudson-Odoi

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 22: Callum Hudson-Odoi of England runs with the ball during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between England and Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium on March 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

As for England, despite the fact it is two games in three days, Gareth Southgate isn’t expected to make too many changes for a potentially tough away trip.

Jordan Pickford will be in goal for the 13th competitive game in a row.

In defence, just like on Friday, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, John Stones and Luke Shaw are all missing.

Thus, it’s likely to be the same back 4 featuring Michael Keane who’ll win just his seventh cap.

Ben Chilwell is now established as the first choice left-back having started the last five games.

In midfield, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fabian Delph, Jesse Lingard and Harry Winks are all still unavailable.

Eric Dier is also out after limping off at Wembley after just 16 minutes on Friday.

Ross Barkley, who came on for Dier, is likely to take his place in the XI.

Declan Rice, who also came off the bench, may have to be content with a place amongst the substitutes once again.

Up front, England may be without Marcus Rashford but they still have a frightening front three.

Raheem Sterling became the first England player to score a hat-trick for club and country in the same month since Alan Shearer in September 1999 against the Czech Republic.

Will his superb form continue?

Callum Hudson-Odoi made his international debut in the last match.

When he did come on, England featured two players aged 18 or younger in an international for the first time in 138 years, the other being Sancho.

The Chelsea man also became the youngest England player to win his first cap in a competitive match at 18 years and 135 days.

However, he’ll be a sub once again with Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho ahead of him in the pecking order.

Will this England team have too much for Montenegro?

Predicted Montenegro team vs England

Predicted Montenegro line-up vs England.

Predicted England team vs Montenegro

Predicted England line-up vs Montenegro.

Montenegro’s goal during qualifier vs Bulgaria

The latest tweets from England pre Montenegro

Highlights from England’s qualifier win vs Czech Republic

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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