England v Montenegro
Preview by DAVE ANDERSON, 14/11/2019.
The Premier League takes a backseat this week and so our main football betting preview focuses on the Euro 2020 Qualifier between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium.
England v Montenegro: Best Odds
Check out the best odds that British Bookmakers offer for an England win (H), a win for Montenegro (A), or a draw (D) below. Use the ALL ODDS tab to compare more odds.
NB: England v Montenegro odds correct at 00:41 on 14/11/2019 and are subject to change.
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England v Montenegro: Match Preview
Montenegro head to Wembley Stadium on Thursday night, where they'll take on Gareth Southgate’s England side in the next round of qualification for Euro 2020.
Online bookmakers offer England as the overwhelming favourites to take 3 points and qualify for the next stage, especially as they’re unbeaten in 12 home qualifiers in the competition.
Although they can no longer qualify, a victory or even a draw against England in their final fixture would let Faruk Hadžibegić’s men exit the tournament on a high.
However, taking any points will be a massive ask for a unconvincing looking Montenegro side.
It’s easy to see why England are expected to win their penultimate qualifying match.
Southgate’s men have pretty much coasted through all of their qualifiers, and the last time these sides met back in March, England came away from Podgorica with a 5-1 victory.
There's absolutely no reason why England won’t take all 3 points from this fixture, with a win further securing their position at the top of Group A ahead of the Czech Republic.
We’ve seen some exceptional football from England in recent matches, with Southgate’s side losing just 1 of their last 24 matches in the European Championship qualifiers, securing 17 victories from their last 19, and are expected be one of the tournaments main contenders.
In the lead up to England v Montenegro, we've taken a look at both team’s recent form, and any player injuries or suspensions that could affect either sides match preparations.
England: Team News
England come into the fixture at the top of Group A having won 5 of their 6 matches so far.
Southgate’s men have generally played very on in their journey to qualify for Euro 2020 and have had some stunning results, with a number of extremely high scoring matches.
Their opening match saw England secure a 5-0 win against Czech Republic, followed by a 5-1 win against Thursday evenings' opponents Montenegro.
A 4-0 victory over Bulgaria then followed, with a 5-3 victory against Kosovo, and then the 6-0 demolition of Bulgaria in their last Euro 2020 qualification match.
Their last tie was controversial, and England will be looking to move on after Bulgaria were ordered to play two matches behind closed doors and pay a £65,000 fine for racist behaviour.
The only match that England have not won, was the 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic in October.
Thursday night’s match against Montenegro is also a celebratory fixture for the Three Lions, as it will be England’s 1000th men’s senior International in all competitions.
A win for England would allow them to stay at the top of qualifying Group A, as the Czech Republic are currently 3 points behind them in second place in the table.
Southgate doesn’t have too many injury concerns ahead of the Montengro match, with both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Callum Hudson-Odoi back in contention for a place in the team.
The only omission for the Montenegro game is set to be Man City's Raheem Stirling who Southgate dropped from the England team following his bust-up with Liverpool's Joe Gomez.
Looking at the last 5 fixtures that England have played in all competitions, they've won 3, drawn 1, and lost 1 scoring a total of 16 goals (3.2 goals per game) and conceding 5 times.
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Montenegro: Team News
Montenegro come into their match against England having already been eliminated from Euro 2020, as they haven’t won any of their qualifiers, securing just 3 points from their 7 matches.
Faruk Hadžibegić’s side have been struggling for quite a while, and poor performances in both defence and attack, meant that Montenegro’s Euro 2020 campaign never really got started.
Group A hasn’t been the most difficult, and Montenegro had a great chance of progressing, however they've really struggled, conceding at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 qualifiers.
While they would love to take points form their final fixture, Montenegro haven’t beaten England in their last 5 clashes, and even a draw would be a staggering result for the underdogs.
Montenegro's record over their last 5 matches in all competitions is won 1, drawn 1 and lost 3. They've scored less goals than England, just 2 in total (0.4 per game) and conceded more (9).
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England v Montenegro: Stats
England and Montenegro have only played each other on 5 occasions with the Three Lions yet to lose a match against them after winning 2 of the games and drawing the other 3.
The first match between England and Montenegro occurred on the 12th of October in 2010 when they met in a European Championship Group G fixture at Wembley Stadium.
A crowd of 73,451 witnessed a frustrating night for England after they drew the match 0-0.
The second time they played each other was a year later for the follow up European Championship match at Podgorica City Stadium on the 7th of October 2011.
This game also ended in a draw, this time it was 2-2 with Ashley Young and Darren Bent giving England a 2 goal lead before Elsad Zverotic and Andrija Delibasic levelled the match.
The third match between these two sides was World Cup Qualifier on the 26th of March back in 2013 when England yet again travelled to Podgorica City Stadium to draw a match.
This time the game ended 1-1 with England once again taking the lead, on this occasion Wayne Rooney scored in the 6th minute only for Dejan Damjanovic to equalise in the 77th minute.
The fourth fixture between England and Montenegro was the follow up World Cup Qualifier that took place at Wembley Stadium on the 11th of October in 2013.
The match ended 4-1 to England with the Three Lions finally winning a tie thanks to an own goal by Branko Boskovic and goals from Wayne Rooney, Andros Townsend and Daniel Sturridge.
The last fixture between these tow sides; Montenegro v England at the Gradski Stadion in Podgorica earlier this year, the Three Lions recorded a superb 5-1 away win.
A couple of goals from Ross Barkley and further goals from Michael Keane, Harry Kane and Raheem Stirling did the damage while Montenegro's consolation came from Marko Vešović.