Austria vs Montenegro by Lloyds
The hosts will be playing at home for the 2nd time in this qualifiers. In the first match of the campaign they finished draw against the Swedes (1-1). Nevertheless, the team got back on track with a win against Moldova and now share the top spot with Montenegro and Russia (all 3 with four points). For the Austrians this match is a must-win as they will have faced all their tough rivals at home by mid-November (not counting Moldova and Liechtenstein). Coach Koller cannot count on his starting striker, Marc Janko, who scored a winning goal against Moldova but received a red card late in the game.
Montenegro have a lot to be sorry for. They missed an array of chances against Liechtenstein and it's not imaginable how they did not score with such an offensive potential (mainly Vucinic and Jovetic). They shot 30 times on goal and had a dozen great chances but the ball just didn't want to go in. Coach Brnovic rested some players because of this match, mainly from defense. Marko Basa and Stefan Savic did not play but will feature in Vienna. Also, Jovetic is expected to be upfront with Vucinic as Brnovic is likely to bench Damjanovic who had a difficult night against Liechtenstein as he missed a lot of chances. The midfield is likely to stay the same but some changes could be made as not all players are fit enough to play the full game.
Montenegro will definitely look for a win here and they have much fearsome attack than Austria. They played good on Thursday, creating chances from an excellent passing game, but the execution was not there. I expect them to be motivated as they are always when playing on the big stadiums. Austria did not show any particular performance in their first two matches and are not stronger than Montenegro. The odds are great and shouldn't be missed because Montenegro could easily snatch all three points here.
|DNB 2||Bet365||3.40||7||1-0 LOST (-7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.