Montenegro vs Poland predictions for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier. Poland hope to move further clear at the top of their World Cup qualifying group. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Montenegro vs Poland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For Montenegro vs Poland Betting Tips
Montenegro have managed to put together a few decent results so far this campaign, starting with a goalless draw at Romania and with a 5-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan, followed by a 1-0 win at Denmark. Their 3-2 defeat in Armenia is a big worry though, and now they come head to head with the leaders of their World Cup qualifying group.
Montenegro themselves sit just below Poland in 2nd place, but there is already three points between them and the hosts are only a point clear of Denmark and two ahead of Romania. Depending on the result on Sunday, they could finish the weekend anywhere between top of the group and 4th.
Poland may be the overwhelming favourites in this group, but it hasn’t all been plain sailing for them. They could only manage a 2-2 draw in Kazakhstan in their opener, and whilst they have since beaten Denmark, Armenia, and Romania, the first two of these victories were only edged.
Their last match was a 1-1 draw at home to Slovenia in a friendly in November, with that extending their unbeaten streak to 11 matches. Only five of these have ended in victory, and the most important ended in penalty shootout defeat to eventual winners Portugal in the Euro 2016 quarter finals.
Away from home Poland’s troubles start to arise. They have only won five of their last 17 trips away, drawing six and losing the other six. In fairness they have improved over the past couple of years, but they have still only won one of their five trips away in the past two years. Montenegro have only lost two of their last nine at home as well, winning four and drawing the remaining three.
Poland have managed to score in each of their last seven away games though, but their defence have only managed three clean sheets. Meanwhile the hosts have scored in seven of their last ten at home, but I can’t see them keeping out Robert Lewandowski who has scored seven goals in his four qualification matches already. Backing him to score anytime at 4/5 looks like a good choice.
The best bet looks to be Both Teams to Score at 1/1 though, so that’s what I’m going for along with a 2-2 correct score predictions at huge odds of 16/1.
Head to Head
The previous two meetings between these nations have ended all square in the World Cup 2014 qualifiers.
Montenegro Team News
Sevilla forward Stevan Jovetic is the key player for Montenegro, with him having 19 goals in 44 appearances. Miko Vucinic has bagged 17 in the same amount of caps, whilst Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic is an important presence at the back. Defender Risto Radunovic and midfielders Mirko Ivanic and Dusan Lagator are awaiting their debuts.
Poland Team News
Star striker Robert Lewandowski captains Poland and is looking to add to his 42 international goals, whilst Arkadiusz Milik is also in the squad. Midfielder Jakub Blaszcwwykowski has more caps than anyone else, and the likes of Lukasz Piszczek, Kamil Glik, and Maciej Rybus make up a formidable defence in front of either Lukasz Fabianski or Wojciech Szczesny.
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