Montenegro v England – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Euro 2012 – 7 October 2011
England can clinch top spot in Group G with a draw or win as they travel to face Montenegro in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying. The match will take place at the Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro on Friday, October 7, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 20:00 BST (UK time), 21:00 CET (Central Europe), and 15:00 EST (USA Eastern).
Montenegro v England TV Listings
It will be televised on Sky Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Africa), Viasat (Sweden), Sport TV1 (Portugal), and Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East).
Montenegro v England Preview
England manager Fabio Capello
“It will be a big mistake to play for the draw. We need to play for the win.
“The players understand they need to play to the same style they have played away from England.
“I spoke a lot about this to them and they understand. It will be a difficult game – I know the speed of their team and it will be tough.
“But our forwards are really fast and can play in short spaces. I respect the opponents but I am really focused on my team. When I prepare for the games tactically, I study everything. It’s important to know their style and every player.”
“I have a few more days to decide. I shall sleep tonight and then decide on the forward to pair with Rooney and also the right back.
“I need to decide – one of these players (Walker or Jones) – and I am confident in them.”
England player John Terry
“They will express themselves on the football field and they will be full of confidence.”
“They are very assured and I am sure they will put in a very good performance. We all realise the importance of the game – that’s all that matters to us. Friday’s game is the most important thing and we appreciate how difficult it is going to be.
“The younger players come in with no fear. There is a real freshness in the squad and mixed with the experienced players, it is working really well.”
“Obviously it is my dream to take the England side to a major tournament. That is my goal on a personal level but the team is the priority. We must do the right thing.
“We have prepared well and full of confidence. We are playing well and that’s why we are top. So now we’ve got to get the job done together.
“We are top and playing well – the manager has got us in the right frame of mind. I think we have made progress. We have come together collectively and we are very pleased with how things have gone.
“But we need to get over the line now and make sure we get to the Euros.”
Montenegro manager Branko Brnovic
“Rooney is one of the best strikers in the world, a fantastic player, and their other strikers are also strong.”
“But there is no player who can’t be stopped.”
“I think the England defence will have more problems wondering how to deal with Mirko and Jovetic than we will have with their attackers.”
“Everyone plays better if Mirko plays to his best level. I know very well the qualities of my two forwards.”
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.0||2.7|
|Goals against *||0.3||0.3|
|Last 5 home||D||W-D|
|Last 5 away||L||W-W|
|* Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Goals||Radomir Djalovic 1||Frank Lampard 2|
|Assists||Ashley Young 3|
|Yellows||Vladimir Bozovic 1||Jack Wilshere 1|
Montenegro v England Prediction
England wins 1-0
Montenegro v England Odds
Montenegro win – 9/2
Draw – 5/2
England win – 4/6