Montenegro v England Euro 2020 betting preview and tips

20:45 Mon 25 Mar
Football
Euro
2020 Qualifying
Tip: England win to nil
Units: 1/5
Odds: +110

Gareth Southgate has had the Midas touch since taking charge of the England team and he’ll be confident of landing a positive win at the City Stadium in Podgorica.

Having played Czech Republic a few days earlier, this match represents an opportunity to land another maximum haul against the fourth-ranked team in the group and it might be that the manager fields an experimental line-up in this clash.

With club managers fretting over the fitness of key players, Southgate might want to use Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson sparingly against modest opponents who are weaker than the calibre of teams that the Three Lions have been facing over the past twelve months.

England are now rightly regarded as one of the leading football nations in the world, with the latest squad featuring the uncapped Declan Rice along with exciting prospects such as James Ward-Prowse and Jadon Sancho.

Whether this trio get much game time remains to be seen, with Southgate likely to be loyal to the players who have helped England achieve so much recent success.

Marcus Rashford already has 31 senior caps at the tender age of 21, while Kane has an outstanding scoring record for the Three Lions and will look forward to lining up against modest opponents.

Montenegro won just two of their Nations League games and six of their seven points came against a poor Lithuania side, with this nation unlikely to pose too many problems for England.

Atletico Madrid’s Stefan Savic is probably the most high calibre player in the ranks, with the team having tasted defeat most recently in matches against Serbia and Romania.

It looks like a straightforward exercise for an England side who will look to run a tight ship and soak up any attacks before pouring forward and creating problems of their own.

BETTING TIP
England win to nil @ 2.10 with bet365