Montenegro vs Slovenia
Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:15 UK / 20:15 CET
Venue: Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica.
Balkans rivals Montenegro and Slovenia are set to test each other in a friendly on Saturday evening in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica. Both sides have high ambitions from the upcoming challenges in UEFA Nations League and EURO 2020 Qualifications and this affair will have a huge significance in terms of the confidence ahead of such campaigns.
Sadly for the local fans, the head coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic can’t count on the services of his best players Stevan Jovetic and Stefan Savic in this friendly. Nevertheless, the squad with eight first-time capped players showed a decent resistance on Monday evening when they held Bosnia & Herzegovina (with Dzeko and Pjanic in the first line-up) to a goalless draw in Zenica.
Montenegro vs Slovenia: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between Montenegro and Slovenia.
The first one was played 11 years ago and it brought no winner in a 1-1 draw in Podgorica.
Montenegro vs Slovenia: Predictions
Slovenia showed strength in the qualifying process which saw them produce some high-profile performances, such as the one against England at Wembley was. Nevertheless, Srecko Katanec failed to lead the team towards one of top two spots in the group which caused the board to part ways with the Slovenian legend.
Toma Kavic came up as the solution and a replacement, but he made a horrendous debut in March losing to both Austria and Belarus with the 0-5 goal difference in these matches. Slovenia’s attacking line was non-existent in these affairs and we can hardly see the visitors improving such record against a well-organized defensive line of Montenegro’s.
Since the hosts will be without their key players once again, we will take the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 1.60. You can alternatively back Montenegro to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.40.
Montenegro vs Slovenia: Bet Tips
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60
- Montenegro to keep a clean sheet @ 2.40.