Austria vs Montenegro by Lloyds

Austria
VS
Montenegro
Austria and Montenegro will square off in Vienna, in what appears to be a crucial match for both teams' chance in the rest of the qualifiers. Austria are coming off a hard fought win in Moldova (2-1) while Montenegro unexpectedly finished goalless against Liechtenstein. The visitors are under more pressure here because they shouldn't have dropped points on a match where everyone expected them to win easily. Coach Branko Brnovic now finds himself on the hot spot and this match could possibly determine his future with the national squad.

 

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. pin
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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
DNB 2 Bet365 3.40 7 1-0 LOST (-7 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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Comments (5)
clauss777
u must be joking... this can't be anything else but home win, maybe even AH 1 (-1)
Montenegro didn't manage to score against a poor team like Liechtenstein, ... what makes u believe they will be able to do that in Austria ???
10/12/2014 - 11:00
Goleador
For me this game is a no bet game. You talk about excellent passing game of Montenegro, but if a team stands with 9 man in defense every Team can play good passing until the box. The key is to score and montenegro was unable against Liechtenstein. Austria has their biggest weakness in defense as we could see in Moldova again. Janko not available is not such a problem think because Koller has some other good strikers. Austria generally is very good at home and odds are oke for me. The only thing i will play just for fun is Alaba to score. He shoots every penalty, most of the free kicks and he
10/12/2014 - 16:49
lloyds
They can score and win..I am not saying that's gonna happen for sure but the odds are good..Austria aren't better than them..Look at the statistic from a Liechtenstein match..

28-3 goal attempts
9-0 shots on goal
10-0 corners

The goal was under some spell..The ball just didn't want to go in..Also the execution was not there from Jovetic and Damjanovic but against Austria I believe it will be..
10/12/2014 - 16:51
Mayorkan
Congratulations for the brave attempt that has realistic chance. This is the only match today with very serious potential for surprise. Janko is decisive player for Austria - he is responsible for about 60% of the goals of Austria at home lately including standard penalty producing for Alaba. Janko cannot be replaced. Excluding Harnik neither of the attackers of Austria have goals for the A national formation - they are too young and internationally inexperienced (second German Bundesliga players and ones from Austriam championship that is not very competitive). With Yanko Austria score no mor
10/12/2014 - 19:41
Patrik
What a useless tip! I was going to play Austria win,but i changed my mind. Thank
you!!
10/12/2014 - 22:52
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