Montenegro v England Euro 2020 Betting Tips
England head over to Montenegro looking for their second win in Euro 2020 Qualifying Group A. After an impressive performance against the Czech Republic, Gareth Southgate will be hoping to push on to secure qualification as soon as possible. In quite an open group, Montenegro grabbed a draw despite some late controversy in Bulgaria. With a couple of big names missing for Montenegro, a tough task has been made even tougher. For the latest football betting odds, head over to Bet UK’s online sportsbook.
Montenegro’s Recent International Form
Last Time Out For Montenegro
Bulgaria scored a controversial equaliser with 10 minutes left to ensure Montenegro wouldn’t start their Euro 2020 Qualification with 3 points. Montenegro had been in control for much of the game and took the lead on 50 minutes through Stefan Mugosa. Mugosa turned 2 Bulgarian defenders in the box, before firing a low shot into the bottom corner. With 10 minutes left to play, Bulgarian strikre Stanislav Kostov was fouled on the edge of the area. Rather than awarding a free kick, the referee pointed to the spot, without VAR to help change his decision. Bulgaria easily scored from their penalty, giving them an undeserved point and stealing 2 from their opponents. Despite the late equaliser, Montenegro showed why they have often given better sides a tougher game than anticipated.
England’s Recent International Form
Where’s the Value Bet?
England got their Euro 2020 Qualification off to a perfect start with a 5-0 win over the Czech Republic. Raheem Sterling silenced his international critics with a hattrick at Wembley, his first for his country. Sterling opened the scoring on 24 minutes after impressive work from Jadon Sancho on the edge of the area. On his full England debut, Sancho worked his way to the byline before cutting back to Sterling to finish in an open net. Harry Kane scored an injury time penalty to send the Three Lions in at 2-0 and in total control. In the second half, Sterling added 2 goals in 6 minutes to extend England’s lead to 4-0, before Tomas Kalas passed into his own net to complete the rout. It was a straightforward win for Southgate who managed to give some game time to younger players without any troubles. Reports are suggesting Calum Hudson-Odoi might start in Montenegro, so it could be a much changed line up.
Montenegro v England Head to Head Record
England Wins - 1 Draws - 3 Montenegro Wins - 0
Surprisingly, Montenegro are one of the only smaller European nations that England seem to struggle against. In 4 meetings since 2010, England have only won 1 game. That win came in their last meeting, a 4-1 win in October 2013. That means that competitively, England have never won a game in Montenegro. Both times, a late equaliser ruined England’s result, Andrija Delibasic in 2011 and Dejan Damjanovic in 2013. However there will be no players in the 2019 squad who featured in 2013, and this is a completely new era of English football. To help England out even further, stars Stefan Savic and Stevan Jovetic will both be missing for Montenegro this time around.
Where To Watch Montenegro v England
Montenegro v England will be shown live on ITV from 7:45pm on 25th March.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
If the Czech Republic result proved anything, it showed that England have improved their goal scoring prowess and have goals across the pitch. Even against a tough Montenegrin defence, they should have enough to score a few goals.
*All odds from Bet UK’s sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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