[/mt_one_half] Stadion Pod Goricom (Podgorica) | 26 Mar 13 | World Cup Qualifier, Europe, Group H | Kick Off: 20.00
Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic’s comments pre match have made sure the hostility they posess for the English. Brnovic took a dig at Roy Hodgson’s and England’s ‘long passes’ technique. He said, “”I’m reading statements from the English players about the way the pitch will look. As far as I know, the English have always favored long passes and I can’t see why they are complaining about this.”
In team news, Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard and Welbeck are likely to start this crunch match.
It is a moment for Montenegro to seize the opportunity of capitalizing on the English injuries and generate some attacking skills. They have not won in their last two appearances and are incredibly desperate to get a win this time.
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Mirko Vucinic who is an extremely talented player is the one to watch out for in the Montenegro team. Along with Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina.
Montenegro will enjoy a home advantage in this fixture. The crowd will try to make it as hostile as possible despite the Montenegro FA warning the home supporters over rowdy behavior.
The only thing that can bring down England against the group leaders is overconfidence. If they play their natural game, they are bound to get that point to emerge victorious in their group.
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Probable Starting Line up
Montenegro (Formation 4-3-3) – M. Bozovic, V. Bozovic, Basa, Savic, Volkov, Zverotic, Novakovic, Vukcevic, Kasalica, Vucinic, Jovetic
England (Formation 4-2-3-1) – Joe Hart, Chris Smalling, Jolean Lescott, Kyle Walker, Leighton Baines, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Steven Gerrard, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney