On September 8, within the framework of the second round of the League of Nations, the first group of League C Luxembourg – Montenegro will meet at the Josy Bartel stadium. Both teams started with victories, but the hosts today will have much more difficult than a few days earlier. Will the Balkans be able to take a full set of glasses home?
Luxembourg played its first match away in hot Baku against Azerbaijan. It did not start very well, Ramil Sheydayev, well-known to Russian football fans, opened the score at the end of the first half, and moreover, the Caucasians were in the minority at that moment.
However, the team managed to convert the advantage in one player into the most important thing – goals. First, an own goal took place, and already in the middle of the second half, an accurate kick from the penalty spot performed by Jerson Rodriguez brought the Luxembourgers a victory – 2: 1. How will an outsider prove to be against a tough opponent?
Montenegro, after a long break, had to hold a meeting against a thorny rival in the face of Cyprus. Cypriots, although they do not shine in general with results, but due to the good (for their level) organization of the game, they are able to inconvenience rivals with a higher level of skill.
But not this evening. Although the Montenegrins did not have a territorial advantage, they treasured their moments. The outcome of the meeting was decided by two accurate shots by Stefan Jovetic in the second half. It is these masters who must take on the burden of the leader at the right time – 2: 0, and now it is important to consolidate this success.
The teams have never played against each other in official matches;
The only game took place in November 2013. Then, in a friendly match, Montenegro defeated its counterpart – 4: 1.
There is no doubt that the guests are of a higher class than the Luxembourgers. Montenegro probably wants to win its group in order to play in league B in the next drawing. So it is undesirable for the favorite to lose points, otherwise the competitors will not give life.
Our prediction is the victory of Montenegro with a coefficient of 2.02 from BC Fonbet.