Thursday 14 November
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England are almost in the Euro 2020 finals and a home win over Montenegro will clinch their place. With the final stages next year being played at Wembley, England will fancy their chances. Mind you, we said that in 1996 and it never did come home did it? England are 11/2 (6.5) at 888sport to win Euro 2020.
It’s been a controversial week so far for England with Raheem Sterling left out of the side after a bust-up with Joe Gomez. England still have plenty of forwards that can score goals for them against Montenegro. Harry Kane can be backed at 17/10 (2.7) at Betfair to score the first goal in this match.
After the loss in the Czech Republic, England bounced back with a 6-0 away win in Bulgaria. Oh, if only that game was remembered for how well Gareth Southgate’s team played. The reverse fixture between these two countries saw England win 5-1. They went a goal down though and it’s 10/1 (11.0) at Unibet that England can win this match from behind.
England are heavily odds on to win this match. There are odds of 1/3 (1.33) at SkyBet on them winning and leading at both half and full time.
Montenegro’s hopes of qualification have already faded away. They have just the three points from their seven qualifiers. That puts them just ahead of Bulgaria who they drew twice with in this group. Their only other point came from a 1-1 home draw with Kosovo. They have only scored three goals in this group with 15 conceded. Their only away goal was in that draw with Bulgaria. Their other away fixtures have seen them lose 3-0 in the Czech Republic and 2-0 to Kosovo. It’s a massive 40/1 (41.0) at LVBet that they can cause a shock and beat England.
The two countries have met on five previous occasions. England have won two of them and three have ended in draws. The odds on this match ending all square are 11/1 (12.0) if your wager is placed with BetVictor.
England will be without Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley will also be absent for this match.
England should have few problems getting the win here. They remain in good form, even if that defence may well struggle in the finals. Montenegro have only three points and a bet on England to win with over 2.5 goals in the game has odds of 4/11 (1.36) at Coral.