Montenegro v England Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 25/03/19
Ben Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Montenegro v England and provides us with his best bets for this Euro 2020 qualifier by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Montenegro v England Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 25/03/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Podgorica City Stadium
- Channel: ITV 1
England gave themselves a huge confidence boost to continue their 100% win record in European Championship qualifying ahead of travelling to Montenegro.
England beat Czech Republic 5-0 in their opening fixture thanks to a hat-trick from Raheem Sterling, a duo of new faces, and one impact from both Harry Kane and Jaden Sancho.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Declan Rice have now made their senior debuts for England while Michael Keane and Ben Chilwell were both handed only their 6th caps. Harry Kane continued his impressive goal-scoring form in the premier league, currently second highest scorer, by scoring from the penalty spot while Jaden Sancho added to his 16 assists in the Bundesliga by assisting England’s and Sterling’s opening goal. He was the replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford, with plenty of attacking ability available from the bench still yet to make an appearance so far this international campaign.
James Ward-Prowse is still waiting for his international debut at senior level after being called up into the squad following six goals in 18 league appearances for Southampton.
Montenegro are ranked 46th, a whole 41 behind England, and have won against England, or in any of their previous three matches.
Montenegro were denied victory by an 84th minute penalty, drawing their opener 1-1 away to FIFA’s 48th ranked side, Bulgaria.
England: Jaden Sancho replaced Marcus Rashford in the starting line-up for the fixture against Czech Republic and therefore appears the favourite to fit that gap once again.
Eric Dier will miss this match after picking up an injury against Czech Republic. His replacement, Ross Barkley managed an assist after his introduction.
Hudson-Odoi and Declan Rice were handed their England debuts off the bench in the opening fixture after the score was 3-0, and James Ward-Prowse will be available for this match, awaiting his first cap.
Montenegro: England’s opponents suffered no injuries in their opener.
Potential Montenegro Starting XI: Petkovic, Marusic, Simic, Tomasevic, Stojkovic, Jankovic, Ivanic, Vukcevic, Vesovic, Mugosa, Beciraj
Potential England Starting XI: Pickford, Trippier, Tarkowski, Maguire, Rose, Barkley, Henderson, Alli, Sancho, Kane, Sterling
Head To Head
- Despite only winning one of four matches versus Montenegro, England have never lost in this match-up.
Key Stats & Facts
- England won all 10 games in their 2016 qualifying campaign. They won their opening 2020 qualifier 5-0 against Czech Republic.
- Montenegro have scored more than one goal against England on just one occasion.
- Montenegro 13/2
- Draw 16/5
- England 11/20
I can’t see anything but an England win here but the price is too short to stick with the 1X2 market.
Raheem Sterling added to his 15 premier league goals for Manchester City with a hat-trick against Czech Republic, assisted for his opener by the ever impressive Jaden Sancho, who has 16 assists in the German top fight, and that’s without mentioning Harry Kane’s goal. This team have an abundance of goals within their ranks and the confidence of the first game, I expect will push them forward to grab more in this fixture.