Montenegro vs Denmark by Isaiah
Montenegro didn't look like having big chances to get back into the race for the qualifying ticket, but thanks to three latest victories they have improved the situation now and this match now comes as probably the most important one so far in the qualifiers. Poland is leading the table with three points more than Denmark and Montenegro, so the hosts surely can't afford to lose in this one.
Moreover, they will be visiting Poland in the last round, so in case of winning both matches, they even have a chance to end up first in the end and earn a direct ticket. However, nobody is thinking about that, since they firstly need to get a victory over Denmark, in order to keep their chances high - even if not, they are still competing for the play-off stage via second position. In the last match played, Montenegro won over Romania narrowly at home 1:0, but are overall in a decent form having two more consecutive victories, over Kazakhstan and Armenia.
Forward Fatos Beciraj (49/9) is suspended for this, while the team won't count at recently called-up goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic (39/0), defender Marko Basa (39/2), midfielders Nebojsa Kosovic (4/0) and Marko Bakic (11/0) and forward Mirko Vucinic (46/17).
Denmark is in completely the same situation as Montenegro, with the difference that they will be playing at home against Romania in the last round, but still they need a victory badly here, while any other result will surely bring extra pressure for the last round game against out of competitive motive Romanians.
It could be said that they are in pretty decent form, since the team has no defeat in last eight official matches, counting four victories and just one draw in last five qualifying matches. Moreover, they are on a run of three victories, back in June against Kazakhstan, but also improving more than well last month when the side firstly outplayed Poland 4:1 at home and then confirmed class with a 4:1 victory over Armenia on the road.
Guests will not be counting at defenders Peter Ankersen (19/1), Erik Svitachenko (5/1), midfielders Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (21/1) and Daniel Wass (16/0), but also at forward Nicolai Jorgensen (26/8).
Denmark started slowly, but with last two matches back in September, there is no doubt that the team wants all three points here and that they are coming with a boosted morale. Montengro can't afford to lose, on contrary, they need a victory as well and I simply can't see this match being a defensive one. An fired up atmosphere and both teams playing close to for a goal more is what I expect here. They both anyway, especially hosts, have way better offensive lineup than their defensive ones are reliable.