Hot fight for second place. In Group A there is probably not the slightest doubt that England will take the group victory. But who makes the race for the second European Championship ticket? In fact, it can make all four competitors who are still represented in this group of five. These would be the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Montenegro.
Kosovo still has the advantage that this team was in the Nations League group winners and therefore still has a second way to the EURO 2020 ticket open. The Czechs, who currently rank well behind the Three Lions and expect the Montenegro team on Monday, should have the best chance of finishing second.
The first two teams are also the only teams that have been able to win so far. Kosovo, Bulgaria and Montenegro have only two draws each. A win is therefore worth gold for all teams in the current constellation. We look here at the duel between the Czechs and Montenegro. The great times of the Czech team are already several years ago.
Today’s Betting Tips Czech Republic vs Montenegro
The Montenegrins have not experienced any great times, apart from the years together with Serbia, where they were even represented at a World Cup. As a separate nation, however, they are still waiting for the first participation in a major tournament. Also currently it does not look like it, even if it is still tight in this group A. We think that the first impulse in the duel between the Czech Republic and Montenegro should be a prediction for a home win.
However, we do not expect an intoxicating game either. There is too much at stake for that. The guests are, in principle, forced to get at least one point in order not to let the Czechs escape. As I said, it’s probably only about second place in this group. Nevertheless, we would give in the duel between the Czech Republic and Montenegro no tip on a point win of the guests.
Czech Republic – Statistics & Current Form
The Czechs are in the current European Championship qualification fully in the target. The defeat in England had to be scheduled, but otherwise the team from the Czech Republic against the other competitors usually have the favorites role. After missing the 2018 World Cup in Russia, at least the seventh European Championship participation in series should be put in a dry cloth. There is still a long way to go, but a victory against Montenegro would at least probably knock one competitor out of the race.
If we look at the last games of the Czechs, then a home win should be in any case. Although two of their last five games have been lost, England, Brazil have two world-class teams. Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria, three teams that may be comparable to Montenegro in a broader sense, have been defeated. Therefore, we would favor in the game between the Czech Republic and Montenegro, the odds of a home win.
However, the fact that the Czechs have still some room for improvement became clear last Friday in the duel against Bulgaria. After just three minutes Jaroslav Silhavy’s team were 1-0 down. The Czechs were the better team, but basically it was the individual class of Patrik Schick that made the difference. The attacker from AS Roma gave the match a decisive double tack to make it 2-1 home win.
“We have a long video study of the game against Bulgaria behind us and want to turn off the mistakes against Montenegro.” – Jaroslav Silhavy
There are still some construction sites that need to be completed. Therefore, Jaroslav Silhavy tries to put the shortcomings of the duel against Bulgaria at short notice in order to get the three points against Montenegro as well. Alex Kral from Slavia Prague will probably not be able to participate because he injured himself on Friday. Tomas Soucek had to be sewn after the game with seven stitches, but should be against Montenegro of the party. However, this does not apply to the two Bremen Theodor Gebre Selassi (resignation) and Jiri Pavlenka (left). Also Vladimir Darida from Hertha BSC is not in the squad.
Expected lineup of the Czech Republic:
➣ Vaclik – Novak, Celustka, Suchy, Kaderabek – Soucek, Pavelka – Jankto, Sadilek, Masopust – Schick
➣ Trainer: Silhavy
Last matches of the Czech Republic:
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Czech Republic Vs. Bulgaria 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Czech Republic vs. Brazil 1: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – England vs. Czech Republic 5: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Czech Republic vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 15.11.2018 – Poland vs. Czech Republic 0: 1 (friendly)
Montenegro – Statistics & Current Form
There is something going on in Montenegro right now. The turmoil of the Balkan war seems to be so rooted in some people in this region that they always have an impact on the sport again. In this case, almost incredible things happened. Montenegro coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic, a Serbian citizen, refused to serve his team against Kosovo last Friday. The association had no choice but to dismiss the national coach without notice.
Miodrag Dzudovic will now look after the Montenegrins on an interim basis. These are not the best conditions for a successful match on Monday. Therefore, it would be almost presumptuous to make a prediction on a successful game of the guests in the game between the Czech Republic and Montenegro. In addition, the Montenegrins have been waiting for a victory for five games. Overall, the conditions for a successful match could be significantly better. Currently, it would probably be presumptuous to assume a successful European Championship qualification for Montenegro.
We come back to the game against Kosovo, because football was still played. The Kosovars went in a balanced game 1-0 lead. The battered Stefan Mugosa was able to draw 20 minutes before the end of the 1-1 final score. After all, the team has shown morale.
“The Czech Republic is the favorite. They play at home and have been able to regain self-confidence after beating Bulgaria. ” – Milan MIjatovic
This should now be the case in the Czech Republic. Keeper Milan Mijatov makes no secret of the fact that he and his team will go into the match as outsiders. Nevertheless, he hopes that Montenegro may be able to exploit the weaknesses of the home side. One of the hopefuls for this is midfielder Nikola Vukcevic, who was forced to take a break against Kosovo but will play in the Czech Republic.
However, in Olomouc again missing the two stars of the team. Captain Stevan Jovetic of AS Monaco is injured as well as Stefan Savic of Atletico Madrid. These failures are a mortgage that a country like Montenegro can not easily take away. If you want to be successful in the Czech Republic, the path will only be through a strong collective.
Expected formation of Montenegro:
➣ Mijatovic, Tomasevic, Simic, Vujacic, Marusic – Scekic, Kosovic – Vukcevic, Mugosa, Jankovic – Beqiraj –
➣ Coach: Dzudovic
Last matches of Montenegro:
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Montenegro Vs. Kosovo 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Montenegro Vs. England 1: 5 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Bulgaria vs. Montenegro 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Montenegro vs. Romania 0: 1 (Nations League)
⚽️ 17.11.2018 – Serbia vs. Montenegro 2: 1 (Nations League)
Czech Republic vs Montenegro Direct Comparison
Twice the Czech Republic and Montenegro have faced each other so far. In qualifying for the Euro 2012, there were two wins for the Czechs in the decisive playoffs. So Montenegro is not only waiting for the first point against the Czech Republic, but has also not scored against the opponent. The first leg in the Czech Republic won the home side 2-0. The second leg in November 2011 went to Petr Jiracek 1-0 also to the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic vs Montenegro Our Betting Tips Explained
The team from Montenegro will have to show if they could leave the theater of the last days behind. To deliver a good match under these conditions should not be an easy task, especially with Stefan Savic and Stevan Jovetic missing the two stars of the team. In addition, there has been no victory in the past five games.
That does not sound like it would be a good choice to place a tip on a point or even a victory of the guests in the duel between the Czech Republic and Montenegro. Now the Czechs are not in absolute top form, but some results have recently shown that this team may be expected again.
Key facts – 🇨🇿 Czech Republic vs 🇲🇪 Montenegro tips
✔️ Against teams on equal footing, the Czechs were able to prevail three times last and were only defeated by the top teams Brazil and England.
✔️ Montenegro has been waiting for a win for five games.
✔️ Coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic was fired because he refused to coach Montenegro against Kosovo.
The victory against Bulgaria last Friday has once again given confidence. The chance to kick a battered opponent with a victory once out of the European Championship race, should once again free up forces. We think that the Czechs will win on Monday, but we can imagine that it will be a tough struggle for victory. We would therefore use the betting odds of up to 3.40 in the match between the Czech Republic and Montenegro so that the home side will win this match with one goal difference.
Bet Tip: draw (Montenegro +1)