Montenegro vs Poland by Isaiah
Montenegro started their qualifying path in a decent way, as the side took a point away to Romania in a 1:1 draw, they managed to defeat Kazakhstan at home and Denmark on the road, but blew up everything with a 3:2 loss away from home against Armenia in the last official match played last year. The tea now needs to get a victory in order to stand a chance of qualifying, since they are drawn in a pretty tough group.
Poland already leads the table with ten points, three more than Montenegro, while Denmark has just a point less then them and ROmanians with just two points less, undoubtelly, they will have tough time getting the second position in such a strong competition. They actually looked well against Armenians during the first halftime and had the double lead with goals from Kojasevic and Jovetic, but then completely collapsed in the second and conceded the third goal in third minute of additional time.
Defenders Marko Simic (21/0, Rostov), Vladimir Volkov (17/0, Radnicki Nis), midfielders Nemanja Nikolic (13/0, Vozdovac) and Mleden Kascelan (25/0, Tosno) won't be playing here in comparison to previous couple of call-ups.
Poland, on the other side, started their qualifiers with a draw away from home against Khazakhstan 2:2, but then recorded three victories, two narrow one victories at home against Denmark and Armenia, but the side improved in the last competitive match previous year when they easily won over Romanians away from home with a 3:0 result. They are already three points above the current opponent and in case of a victory here they would make a giant step towards qualification to Russia.
Ball possession was shared between the opponents, but the Polish had much better chances and obviously way better quality in attack, taking the lead via Grosicki in 11th minute and sealing with two goals from Lewandowski in last phase of the game. Defender Jakub Wawrzyniak (49/1, Lechia), midfielders Grzegorz Krychowiak (44/2, PSG), Tomasz Jodlowiec (49/1, Legia) and forward Artur Sobiech (13/2, Hannover) won't be playing in this one in comparison to previous few call-ups.
Montenegro needs to attack here and knowing that they have way bigger quality in attack than in defense, it's logical for them to try to make their own tempo. I see plenty of goals here since only chance for Montenegro to get something here is to play more openly, at least during some phase of the game, while Polish alone have quality to score even three here.