Club football actions have come to an expected pause, the international break is here again as we look forward to some exciting nations fixtures. Coming up later today is the ongoing UEFA Euro Qualifiers showdown and there are lots of much-anticipated fixtures coming up next. England is set to face Montenegro at the Wembley Stadium as they aim to continue their superb form in Group A.
England have been one of the top-performing nations in this ongoing Euro Qualifiers tournament so far, they are top of their group (Group A) with 15 points to their name. Their form so far has seen them win 5 games and have only lost just once. Even though this result doesn’t really have a major impact in their qualification, they need to win this fixture to keep the distance between them and Czech Republic, which makes this fixture very important for them and their target to finish top of Group A.
Expected formation and tactics, England will be expected to set up in a 4-3-3 formation. For Southgate and his England side, nothing changes that much as he will want his team to keep playing like they have done so far, knowing that if they put in a quality performance, they will walk away with a comfortable 3 points.
Montenegro haven’t been good so far in terms of performances and results. They are yet to win any game in the group alongside Bulgaria, with only 3 points to their name. Their form have been pretty poor so far, 0 win, 4 losses and 3 draws in their qualifying campaign so far. They face a very difficult match against England who are flying high in this competition at the moment and for them, they will be hoping to get their first win.
Expected formation and tactics, Montenegro will be expected to set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Going up against this England team that is free-flowing and free-scoring at the moment is a very difficult task. Having this at the back of their minds, they will most likely set up to capitalize on counter-attacking opportunities, knowing that England will want to keep possession and will come out to attack. This post can also be found on my scorum blog
What do you think will be the outcome of this fixture?