England head to Montenegro tonight with hopes of continuing their recent run of excellent form.
Gareth Southgate’s men are looking to keep up their momentum after Friday’s 5-0 drubbing of the Czech Republic; and can really stamp their authority on Group A in the European Championship Qualifiers.
The star man on Friday night was Raheem Sterling, who scored the first England hat-trick at Wembley for nine years, when Jermaine Defoe netted three against Bulgaria in 2010.
Sterling may be starting on the wings with 18 year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi following an injury to fellow teenager Jadon Sancho. Other doubts for the game include Jordan Henderson, who could win his 50th cap for England if deemed fit, and Dele Alli.
Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier was also injured against the Czech Republic leaving the midfield open to young players such as Declan Rice and James Ward-Prowse.
England head to the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, to face a side who drew their first European Championship Qualifier 1-1 with Bulgaria.
England have faced the Balkan side four times previously but have only won once, a 4-1 win in 2013 in which the likes of Derby County manager Frank Lampard featured.
Montenegro will also be without their star men Stefan Savic and Stevan Jovetic after they were both ruled out of the side. This means their main goal threat is likely to come from Stefan Mugosa, a striker who plays for South Korean side Incheon United and has two goals in three games following the league kicking off in February.
What time is kick off and what channel is it on?
England kick off in Podgorica at 7:45pm and is live on ITV 1, with team news expected to be announced at around 6:45pm.
Head to Head
England have faced Montenegro four times in the past, but have only defeated them once in 2013. The three previous games all ended in draws with the first clash coming in October 2010.
The highest scoring fixture between the pair was the only time England have won when former manager Roy Hodgson’s men won 4-1 thanks to goals by Wayne Rooney, Andros Townsend, Daniel Sturridge and an own goal by Montenegro midfielder Branko Boskovic.
England have previously had victory snatched from them in a previous fixture, a ninetieth minute equaliser from Andrija Delibasic cancelling out England’s 2-1 lead.
England are currently the heavy favourites to take home the three points with Bet365, SkyBet and Ladbrokes all pricing the Three Lions at 1/3. These odds are not surprising as Montenegro have only won one of their last five games. The best odds for England to win can be found at Matchroom who have the result priced at 4/11.
If you’re feeling a Montenegro win then prices range from 11/1 to 56/5 at Bet365 and Smarkets respectively.