Montenegro vs Serbia
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 11th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Podgorica City Stadium, Montenegro.
These two sides were once a single team before Montenegro gained independence from Serbia back in 2006.They even played the 2006 world Cup as a single team.
Montenegro has surprised Europe by being top of the group .The Brave Falcons have won 2-0 against Lithuania. Being 109th in FIFA rankings Lithuania was not even a worthy opponent for Montenegro.
Recent performances from them have been average at the least, 2 wins and losses in 5 matches.
Even in the absence of their influential striker Jovetic, team coached by Ljubisa Tumbakovic managed to win easily. Goals from Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic, and midfielder Marco Jankovic rattled the Lithuanian defense. Team maintained good possession and never made unnecessary spills.
But they have a bigger challenge in Serbia. Striker Aleksander Mitrovic is finding the net both for his country and club. He may be interested in the prospect of repeating his performance for his country like in the last game in UNL.
The Fulham Center forward scored a brace to level the game against Romania. The Serbs enjoyed nice possession and made the opponent defense work.
The Center midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a gifted young man and has done well for his club Napoli last season. Many clubs are behind him to strengthen their squad.
Montenegro vs Serbia Head to head
They have never faced each other after Montenegro became an independent country.
Montenegro vs Serbia Prediction
With strikers like Mitrovic involved chance for goals cannot be avoided. Also being second in group by goal-difference to Montenegro may have hurt the ego of Serbs. So Serbia will try to win the game and be the group champions.
The draw against Romania shows the inability of the Eagles defense to keep a clean sheet. With players like Savic who are good in the air, the Falcons will be dangerous from set-pieces.
Montenegro vs Serbia Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.61 (3/5).
Serbia to win @ 1.90 (9/10).