These days, the dream of the European Championship in the coming year will burst for some teams. The qualification turns into the home straight and the first decisions will already be made in the October double. In the five-group A around the English national team, the Three Lions have best chances on the European Championship ticket.
Soccer Betting Prediction Montenegro vs Bulgaria
The second place will likely be the Czech Republic and Kosovo among each other. Only one theoretical chance have Montenegro and Bulgaria meeting in Podgorica this Friday!
Without victory and with only two points from five games, the two teams grace the end of the table. For the national team from Montenegro as well as for those from Bulgaria, the 2019 calendar year has been completely disappointing so far. In the face of seven points behind second place, the chance for the European Championship is virtually gone, but with a defeat, the final would be sealed off.
Montenegro – Statistics & Current Form
After all, No. 55 in the FIFA world ranking is the national team from Montenegro. In recent qualifications, the team often proved to be an extremely unpleasant opponent. Although it was never enough to qualify for a major event, but for example in the course of the European Championship qualifier in 2012, the team failed only in the playoffs. The past World Cup qualification was also quite a success with third place. Thanks to these achievements, Montenegro is currently ranked 55th in the FIFA World Ranking.
In the recent past, however, the team could no longer build on these successes. A big problem is certainly the fact that the two big top stars are no longer available.
Mirko Vucinic has already ended his career in 2017; his congenial strike partner Stevan Jovetic is still active over the years, but has been struggling with major injury problems in recent years. Currently, he lacks the team of head coach Faruk Hadzibegic due to a cruciate ligament rupture.
The outstanding player in the squad is captain and defender Stefan Savic, who is under contract to Atletico Madrid in Spain. Otherwise, there is no player who would even earn the predicate “International Class”. With Lazio player Adam Marusic, there is only one player left to earn his bread in an international top league.
Head coach of Montenegro has been the Bosnian Faruk Hadzibegic since July. He took over the post of Ljubisa Tumbakovic. The Serb caused a scandal when he did not enter the stadium in a duel against Kosovo because he does not regard Kosovo as a separate country. As a result, the association pulled the consequences and decided to split.
Under Hadzibegic Montenegro celebrated in September in a friendly against Hungary a 2-1 victory. However, the European Championship qualifier against the Czech Republic was clearly lost 3-0 to home fans. The home strength of past years is no longer available. Correspondingly risky we rate between Montenegro and Bulgaria the tip on the home side.
Estimated formation of Montenegro:
➤ Petkovic – Radunovic, Tomasevic, Lagator, Marusic – Vukcevic, Hocko – Vesovic, Kosovic, Boljevic – Mugosa
Last matches of Montenegro:
⚽️ 10.09.2019 – Montenegro Vs. Czech Republic 0: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Montenegro vs. Hungary 2: 1 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Czech Republic Vs. Montenegro 3: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Montenegro Vs. Kosovo 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Montenegro Vs. England 1: 5 (European Championship Qualification)
Bulgaria – Statistics & Current Form
The Bulgarian football is in a deep crisis and is now far from a major event. A total of seven times Bulgaria participated in a World Cup, twice succeeded in a European Championship qualification. The last major event dates from 2004, when Bulgaria had to sang in Portugal in the first round with three defeats sang- and soundless.
In the UEFA Nations League, the rise in the second-rate league B was within reach. The Bulgarians started furiously with three wins, but were unable to match their performance in the second leg against Norway, Cyprus and Slovenia and were overtaken by Norway in the last game. Thus, there was only the second group place. The chance to get the Euro 2020 ticket via the detour of the Nations League was also playful.
Head coach Petar Hubchev kept the association firm, but after two draws at the start of the European Championship qualification, the association decided to split. With the ex-Germany legionnaire Krasimir Balakov a sounding name was committed. His results so far, however, are devastating: four games, four defeats.
In addition to the three defeats in the European Championship qualification Bulgaria had to give up even in a friendly game Ireland. Pressure on Balakov increases and results are demanded. On Monday, the home game against England is on the program – then no points are to be expected.
After all, the neutral fan is not bored at games from Bulgaria. In the four games there were a total of 16 goals to see (4: 12 goal difference) and each time was the tip on the over 2.5 correct. Between Montenegro and Bulgaria, odds of up to 2.25 are offered on Friday night for this prediction.
While Montenegro presents itself almost as a pure legionnaire team, a large part of Bulgarian players earn their money in the domestic league. There are still a few legionnaires to be found, but big names such as Stefan Savic do not exist. According to Transfermarkt, Austria’s Legionnaire Kiril Despodov is the most valuable player among the Bulgarians with a market value of three million euros.
Expected formation of Bulgaria:
➤ Iliev – Nedyalkov, Bozhikov, Bodurov, Strahil Popov – Wanderson, Ivelin Popov, Malinov, Ivanov – Marcelinho, Despodov
Last matches of Bulgaria:
⚽️ 10.09.2019 – Ireland vs. Bulgaria 3: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.09.2019 – England vs. Bulgaria 4: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Bulgaria vs. Kosovo 2: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Czech Republic Vs. Bulgaria 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Kosovo vs. Bulgaria 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
Montenegro vs Bulgaria Direct Comparison
Already for the third time, the two teams will jointly qualify for a major event. Given the young history of Montenegro, the teams meet at regular intervals.
The previous five duels were extremely balanced, as three times between Montenegro and Bulgaria was the tip for the draw the right choice, also every team could celebrate a victory.
The first leg of the current season in late March in the Bulgarian capital Sofia ended with a 1-1 draw. Bulgaria had to mourn the victory, because only a penalty in the closing stages caused the equalizer of the guests from Eastern Europe.
Montenegro vs Bulgaria Best Betting Predictions and Odds Explained
Latecomer duel in Group A of the European Championship qualification. The European Championship train has left both teams, the last matches of this calendar year can be used to look ahead. On both sides, a sense of achievement after many setbacks in recent months would be enormously valuable. However, we do not find attractive quotas in the three-way market between Montenegro and Bulgaria. Risk and potential income do not match.
Montenegro vs Bulgaria best odds Euro Quali 2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Montenegro
🔺 Betting Odds: 2.15
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.40
🔺 Betting Prediction: Bulgaria
🔺 Betting Odd: 3.75
Key Facts – Montenegro vs Bulgaria tips
🔻 For a long time, Montenegro was considered to be extremely strong at home – but in three home games, there was only one counter so far!
🔻 Three of the five previous duels ended in a draw!
🔻 Under Balakov there were only defeats for Bulgaria so far!
Surprisingly, our tip recommendation on Friday evening in Podgorica could be, because we are in the duel between Montenegro and Bulgaria our prediction on the guests from Bulgaria – not on the three-way market, but just the “draw no bet”.
🔺 Competition: EC Qualification, Group. A
🔺 Date: 11.10.2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Bulgaria (DNB)
🔺 Odds: 2.62
🔺 Stake: 5/10 units