Montenegro vs Romania – World Cup qualifications
Montenegro vs Romania – World Cup qualifications, Montenegro are 2nd in Group E with 13 points. They have same amount of points as Denmark but are trailing behind Poland by three points. After recording convincing victory in Kazakhstan three days ago, they will be full of confidence coming into this game. Their hopes of reaching second spot are very much alive and they are in a pretty good position at the moment in what is a very even group. They`ve been pretty solid at home this cycle, thrashing Kazakhstan and Armenia, while losing points only to Poland. For this game Tumbakovic will have his full squad at disposal.
Romania are 4th with 9 points, having recorded only two wins with both being against Armenia. Last one, which came three days ago, was a pretty unconvincing one, since they managed to break Armenians only in 91st minute. They did miss a penalty in 55th minute, but it was still nowhere near desired performance and a poor way to bring four-game winless run to an end. They looked unconvincing in all of their games aside from 5:0 thrashing of Armenia and they are virtually without real chances of reaching second place. Like Montenegro, Romania should also be with full squad here.
Montenegro showed pretty good performances during these Qualifiers, with only defeat against Armenia standing out as negative example. Romania on the other hand, dissapointed with their approach and their results reflect that. Montenegro have realistic chances of securing second spot in the group, especially knowing they will host Denmark in October after beating them in their last encounter. Therefore, they will be searching for three points here, and will believe they can get them after good show in Kazakhstan. Considering Montenegro are playing at home, and their overall better impression, I consider them to be favourites here. And while Romania could grind out a stalemate, I can`t see them taking all three points. Therefore, backing hosts with 0 asian handicap seems like a right way to go.