Montenegro and Finland face off in Group 3 of League B at Podgorica City Stadium on Monday. When these two teams met on June 7, it was Finland who won 2-0.
Montenegro enters this game in second place in the standings having collected seven points. Their last match was on Friday against Bosnia and the attack couldn’t enter the board, which led to the 1-0 loss. They only had two shots on goal and 45% possession, and in this game they have to find a way to get the attack going here. Adam Marusic received a red card in his last game and he won’t be available for this game. It’s unclear who will replace him, but it looks like Sead Haksabanovic could be an option to enter the starting line-up.
On the other side of this game, Finland sits 3rd in the standings after picking up five points. Finland’s last came against Romania, and the attack scored a goal on the way to the draw. Finland started strong and in the 12th minute it was Teemu Pukki who scored. In the 52nd minute however, they conceded a goal and that only allowed them to pick up a single point. They were outscored 6-2 and had just 47% possession. Rasmus Schuller had to leave the last game early with an injury and he is not expected to be able to feature in this game. There is also a good chance that Joel Pohjanpalo will enter the starting lineup for this game.
I expect Finland to really focus on their defense in this game, and it will be a game where neither team will have many chances to score. There’s no strong play on either side of this game, but the game will be low-scoring, and that’s one of the best bets of the day. Return the sub to cash out.
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